Abdussalam Alawini

Abdussalam  Alawini
Abdussalam Alawini
Teaching Assistant Professor
(217) 300-8116
4209 Siebel Center for Comp Sci

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  • Ph.D. Computer Science
  • MSc. Engineering and Technology Management
  • MSc. Computer Science


Abdussalam Alawini received the B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Tripoli in 2002, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Portland State University in 2011 and 2016. Dr. Alawini is a teaching assistant professor with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Alawini’s research interests are broadly in the field of databases, with a focus on scientific data management. He is particularly interested in applying machine learning methods to various problems of modern data management systems, including data provenance, data citation and managing file-based datasets.

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Faculty, Portland State University, Computer Science Department, 01/2016-06/2016
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Computer and Information Science, 07/2016-07/2018

Resident Instruction

  • CS411 Database Systems

Research Interests

  • Computer Science Education
  • Scientific Data Management
  • Data Provenance
  • Database Systems

Chapters in Books

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Journal Editorships

  • The Journal of Information Systems (2016)

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • Proceedings Co-Chair, SIGMOD 2020

Teaching Honors

  • TEACHERS RANKED AS EXCELLENT ( Fall, Spring, and Summer of 2019)

Public Service Honors

  • Portland State President’s Award for University Service. (2015)

Recent Courses Taught

  • CS 411 - Database Systems
  • CS 498 AB3 (CS 498 AB4, CS 498 ABU) - Data Management in the Cloud