Maaz Amjad

Center for Computing Research (CIC)
Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN)
Gustavo A. Madero
Ciudad de México, D.F. 07738

About MySelf

I am a Ph.D student in Computer Science from Instituto Politécnico Nacional, where I am studying in Natural Language and Text Processing Laboratory in Center for Computing Research (Centro de Investigación en Computación). My advisors are Dr. Grigori Sidorov, Dr. Alexander Gelbukh and Dr. Alisa Zhila.

I have recently obtained my masters in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
My advisors are Prof. Alexander I. Galushkin (late), Prof. Eduard D. Avedian, Ilya Voronkov. Andrei Raigorodskii was my program coordinator.

I have obtained my BS(HON) in Mathematics from Government College University.

My primary research interest lies in the Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics.

Broadly my area of research is Computational Linguistics, Fake News Detection and Deception Detection. More specifically, my primary research interest lies in fact checking of the text. Departing from these areas, I have also worked on the problems of Text classification for customer’s reviews of text. In parallel to my main focus, I have also worked on the semantic analysis.

In my spare time, I love to get in touch with nature because I reckon distances and differences are the secret tonics of creativity. I always try to get ready for the new experience and understand the beauty of nature. I like to develop social attraction with people and know about their valuable information. I am a very open minded person with positive attitude and love to meet open minded people too.


Maaz Amjad, Grigori Sidorov, Alisa Zhila, Helena Gómez-Adorno, Ilia Voronkov, Alexander Gelbukh.
Bend the Truth: A Benchmark Dataset for Fake News Detection in Urdu and Its Evaluation.
(Journal of Intelligent Fuzzy Systems, ISSN 1064-1246, 2020).
Maaz Amjad, Noman Ashref, Alisa Zhila, Hamza Imam Amjad, Ilia Voronkov, Grigori Sidorov.
Abusive language detection in Urdu language in Tweets. (Submitted, Under Review)
Maaz Amjad, Alisa Zhila, Grigori Sidorov.
Overview of Fake News detection datasets and its evaluation for Asian languages.(Submitted, Under Review)
Maaz Amjad, Yuriria Rodriguez Chavez, Zaryyab Nayab, Alisa Zhila, Grigori Sidorov, Alexander Gelbukh.
Analysis of COVID-19 Pandemic using Artificial Intelligence.
(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence - Springer, 2020, accepted).
Maaz Amjad, Alisa Zhila, Grigori Sidorov.
Data Augmentation through Machine Translation for Fake News Detection in the Urdu Language. [pdf].
Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020) , pages 2530–2535, Marseille, 2020
Maaz Amjad, Ilia Voronkov, Anna Saenko, Alexander Gelbukh.
Comparison of Text Classification Methods using Deep Learning Neural Networks.
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing 2019), France.
Maaz Amjad, Zhanibek Kaimuldenov, Ilia Voronkov.
Text Classification with Deep Neural Networks [pdf].
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Actual Problems of System and Software Engineering (APSSE 2017).


All the certificates can be seen by this link [Certificates].

Competition Organizer

Fake News Detection in Urdu - CICLing 2020 UrduFake track @ FIRE 2020 [Competition Link].


The Fake News Detection in Urdu - CICLing 2020 UrduFake track @ FIRE 2020 [Fake News Dataset].


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