Abdullah Albanyan

I am a PhD candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at University of North Texas. I am working under the supervision of Professor Eduardo Blanco. My research interests include artificial intelligence, natural language processing, computational linguistics, information retrieval, and in particular, sentiment analysis and opinion mining on social media platforms.


  • 08/2022: I am invited to become a Program Committee Member for the Thirty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2023).
  • 04/2022: I passed the Dissertation Proposal Defense.
  • 12/2021: I passed the Qualifier Exam.
  • 12/2021: Our paper on analyzing the hateful tweets and replies has been accepted at AAAI 2022.


  • Abdullah Albanyan and Eduardo Blanco. 2022. Pinpointing Fine-Grained Relationships between Hateful Tweets and Replies. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 36(10), 10418-10426.
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  • PhD, Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas (2019 - present)
  • MSc, Software Engineering, Southern Methodist University (2012 - 2014)
  • BSc, Information System, King Saud University (2004 - 2009)

Work Experience

  • Faculty member in the College of Computer Science at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University (2010 – present)
  • Faculty member in the College of Computing and Information Science at King Saud University (2009 – 2010)
  • Trainee at Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (2008)