Staff profile

Dr Wajahat Ali Khan

Senior Lecturer

Ali smiling in front of a book case




College of Science and Engineering


School of Computing and Engineering





I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronics, Computing and Maths. My role is to enhance students’ skillset in software design and implementation. I am also part of a dynamic team in the Data Science Research Centre. My research interests include Knowledge Graph, Semantic Reasoning, Data Analytics, Context Awareness, and Decision Support Systems. If you want to discuss anything; collaborate on a proposal, want to apply for MS or PhD, discuss industry-related projects, require consultancy in data science or software engineering, you can contact me via email at:

Teaching responsibilities

I am module leader of Programming 1, Software Engineering, and Foundation of Computer Science modules.

Previously, I have taught many graduate and undergraduate courses to diverse students at Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea. The graduate courses included; Semantic Web, Machine Learning, Expert System, Graph Theory, and Information Service Engineering. The undergraduate courses included; Programming Basis, Object Oriented Programming, and Java Programming.

Research interests

I am currently interested in working on topics related to knowledge graphs, Semantic Reasoning, Data Analytics, Context Awareness, and Decision Support Systems. I have worked on many research and industry-funded projects, in different capacities previously, in many of the above-mentioned areas. You can find out more information about these projects on the following websites:

Membership of professional bodies

  • IEEE Senior Member
  • ACM Distinguished Speaker


  • PhD – Computer Engineering (2011 - 2015) – Kyung Hee University (KHU), Republic of Korea
  • MS – Information Technology (2007 - 2010) – National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

Recent conferences

Some of the selected conference papers are as follows:

  • Satti, F.A., Khan, W.A., Ali, T., Hussain, J., Yu, H.W., Kim, S. and Lee, S., 2020, January. Semantic Bridge for Resolving Healthcare Data Interoperability. In 2020 International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN)(pp. 86-91). IEEE
  • Satti, F.A., Khan, W.A., Lee, G., Khattak, A.M. and Lee, S., 2019, April. Resolving Data Interoperability in Ubiquitous Health Profile using semi-structured storage and processing. In Proceedings of the 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing(pp. 762-770)
  • Bilal, H.S.M., Khan, W.A. and Lee, S., 2017, August. Unhealthy Dietary behaviour-based User Life-Log Monitoring for Wellness Services. In International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics(pp. 73-84). Springer, Cham
  • Razzaq, M.A., Khan, W.A. and Lee, S., 2017, August. Intent-Context Fusioning in Healthcare Dialogue-Based Systems Using JDL Model. In International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics(pp. 61-72). Springer, Cham
  • Amin, M.B., Khan, W.A., Khattak, A.M. and Lee, S., 2017, Mining Minds: An Open source Initiative towards Health and Wellness Platforms. At 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2017), Jeju Island, Korea, July 11-15, 2017

International experience

  • Assistant Professor (2016 - 2019) – Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
  • Post Doctoral Researcher (2015 - 2016) – Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

Recent publications

Some of my selected journal papers are as follows:

  • Hussain, M., Afzal, M., Malik, K.M., Ali, T., Khan, W.A., Irfan, M., Jamshed, A. and Lee, S., 2020. Acquiring Guideline-enabled data-driven clinical knowledge model using formally verified refined knowledge acquisition method, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (Accepted)
  • Ali, T., Hussain, J., Amin, M.B., Hussain, M., Akhtar, U., Khan, W.A., Lee, S., Kang, B.H., Hussain, M., Afzal, M. and Yu, H.W., 2020. The Intelligent Medical Platform: A Novel Dialogue-Based Platform for Health-Care Services. Computer, 53(2), pp.35-45
  • Hussain, J., Satti, F.A., Afzal, M., Khan, W.A., Bilal, H.S.M., Ansaar, M.Z., Ahmad, H.F., Hur, T., Bang, J., Kim, J.I. and Park, G.H., 2019. Exploring the dominant features of social media for depression detection. Journal of Information Science, p.0165551519860469
  • Akhtar, U., Razzaq, M.A., Rehman, U.U., Amin, M.B., Khan, W.A., Huh, E.N. and Lee, S., 2018. Change-aware scheduling for effectively updating linked open data caches. IEEE Access, 6, pp.65862-65873
  • Hussain, J., Khan, W.A., Hur, T., Bilal, H.S.M., Bang, J., Hassan, A.U., Afzal, M. and Lee, S., 2018. A multimodal deep log-based user experience (UX) platform for UX evaluation. Sensors, 18(5), p.1622
  • Ali, T., Hussain, M., Afzal, M., Khan, W.A., Hur, T., Amin, M.B., Kim, D., Kang, B.H. and Lee, S., 2018. Clinically harmonized wellness concepts model for health and wellness services. IEEE Access, 6, pp.26660-26674
  • Afzal, M., Ali, S.I., Ali, R., Hussain, M., Ali, T., Khan, W.A., Amin, M.B., Kang, B.H. and Lee, S., 2018. Personalization of wellness recommendations using contextual interpretation. Expert Systems with Applications, 96, pp.506-521
  • Razzaq, M.A., Villalonga, C., Lee, S., Akhtar, U., Ali, M., Kim, E.S., Khattak, A.M., Seung, H., Hur, T., Bang, J. and Kim, D., Khan, W.A., mlCAF: Multi-level cross-domain semantic context fusioning for behaviour identification. Sensors, 17(10), p.2433
  • Ali, T., Hussain, M., Khan, W.A., Afzal, M., Hussain, J., Ali, R., Hassan, W., Jamshed, A., Kang, B.H. and Lee, S., 2017. Multi-model-based interactive authoring environment for creating shareable medical knowledge. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 150, pp.41-72
  • Afzal, M., Hussain, M., Khan, W.A., Ali, T., Lee, S., Huh, E.N., Ahmad, H.F., Jamshed, A., Iqbal, H., Irfan, M. and Hydari, M.A., 2017. Comprehensible knowledge model creation for cancer treatment decision-making. Computers in biology and medicine, 82, pp.119-129

Further publications of mine can be accessed through the following links: