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Ebrahim Bagheri

Professor • Program Director, Computer Engineering • Canada Research Chair in Social Information Retrieval • NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Social Media Analytics

Ebrahim Bagheri is a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Social Information Retrieval and an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Social Media Analytics. He is the Director of the NSERC CREATE program on the Responsible Development of AI (RAI)—a 6-year, multi-sector, multi-institutional, collaborative training program that draws co-applicants from TMU, Waterloo, Western, UQAM, and McGill. Dr. Bagheri is the recipient of the 2019 NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation in Industry-Academia collaboration and the 2016 Professional Engineers of Ontario Young Engineer of the Year Award. He has received $11M+ in research grants and has supervised 70+ graduate students and PDFs from diverse backgrounds, many of whom hold key positions in academia (e.g., Asst. Professors at Windsor, TMU and Guelph) and industry (e.g., Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, Sunlife, RBC and Thomson Reuters). Dr. Bagheri served as the Co-Chair of NSERC Discovery Grant Evaluation Group (1507) in 2021 and 2022. He currently serves as Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology and Wiley's Computational Intelligence journal.


Software and knowledge engineering, semantic technologies, web mining, intelligent and adaptive systems, business process modeling.