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College of Information and Communications


Faculty and Staff

Amir Karami, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Library and Information Science
College of Information and Communications
E-mail: karami@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0197
Resources:

Curriculum Vitae
Website

profile

Education

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology 
M.S., IT Management, University of Tehran 
M.S., Information Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County 
Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County 

Other Positions Held

Faculty Associate at the South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ) at the Arnold School of Public Health.

Research

Dr. Amir Karami's research focuses on big data and text mining, medical and health informatics, data science, social computing/social network analysis and IT security in Web, mobile and social networks.

Funded Research

SMART Program Support. University of South Carolina Office of Vice President for Research. $1000. Summer 2016. 

Medical Case Reports Analytics (MCRA) in Neurology. PI: Amir Karami. University of South Carolina Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE I). $14,625. 2016-2017. 

Functional Wellness Among Women Living with HIV in South Carolina. Co-PI: Amir Karami. University of South Carolina Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE I). $14,625. 2016-2017. 

Public Opinion Mining: Bernie Sanders 2016. Research Mentor: Amir Karami. South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation. $4000. 2016. 

A Computational Framework for Tracking Reports, Opinions and Feelings of People in Social Media Before, During and After a Natural Disaster: Twitter Case Study in the 2015 South Carolina Flood. PI: Amir Karami. University of South Carolina Internal Funding to Pursue Research on October 2015 Catastrophic Flooding. $12,000. 2015-2016.

 A Foundational Information Infrastructure for Future SCFLOODS Impact Research. Co-PI: Amir Karami. University of South Carolina Internal Funding to Pursue Research on October 2015 Catastrophic Flooding. $30,000. 2015-2016.

Building a Disaster-Resilient Community: A Study of Community Social Support During the 2015 Flooding. Consultant: Amir Karami. University of South Carolina Internal Funding to Pursue Research on October 2015 Catastrophic Flooding. $20,050. 2015-2016.

 Explaining Positive/Negative Sentiment Regarding Political Candidates on Twitter. Research Mentor: Amir Karami. Honors College Exploration Scholars Research. $3000. 2015-2016.

Teaching

Dr. Karami believes that teaching is an opportunity to share the excitement of knowledge with the curious minds of students. His approach to education integrates these experience in three components: critical thinking with problem and process oriented learning; innovation in increasing student participation in the classroom; and thoughtful uses of technology. He teaches Design and Management of Databases, Web Technologies for Information Specialists, Introduction to Computer Technology and Applications for Information Environment, and Digital Libraries. He is interested in developing new courses for the data science related area in the near future.

Recent Publications

Karami A., Gangopadhyay A., Zhou, B., Kharrazi H. (2015), FLATM: A Fuzzy Logic Approach Topic Model for Medical Documents, Proceedings of the NAFPIPS 2015, Redmond, WA.

Karami A., Gangopadhyay A., Zhou, B., Kharrazi H. (2015), A Fuzzy Approach Model for Uncovering Hidden Latent Semantic Structure in Medical Text Collections, Proceedings of the iConference 2015, Newport Beach, CA.

Karami A., Zhou, B. (2015), Online Review Spam Detection by New Linguistic Features, Proceedings of the iConference 2015, Newport Beach,CA.

Karami A., Zhou L. (2014), Exploiting Latent Content based Features for the Detection of Static SMS Spams, Proceedings of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) , Seattle, WA.

Karami A., Gangopadhyay A.(2014), FFTM: A Fuzzy Feature Transformation Method for Medical Documents , Proceedings of the BioNLP 2014 Workshop, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Baltimore, MD.

Karami A., Zhou L. (2014), Improving Static SMS Spam Detection by Using New Content-based Features, Proceedings of the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Savannah, GA.

Service

Undergraduate Committee Member

MGO & Strategic Plan Committee Member 

Research and Doctoral Committee Member