About Me



Abdussalam Alawini
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
571 Levine North
3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
E-mail: alawini (at) cis (dot) upenn (dot) edu

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at The University of Pennsylvania. My research interests are broadly in the field of databases, with a focus on scientific data management. I am particularly interested in applying machine learning methods to various problems of modern data management systems.

Current projects:

Past Projects:



  • Class of 2016 student speaker at PSU commencement ceremony, 2016, Portland State University.
  • President’s Award for University Service, 2015, Portland State University.
  • International Academic Achievement Award, 2013, Honor Society.
  • International Student Academic Stand Out, 2013, Golden Key International Honor Society.
  • PSU Cultural Ambassador, 2012- 2016, Portland State University.
  • Graduate Research Assistance Scholarship, 2012, Portland State University.
  • University of Tripoli Scholarship Award, 2007, The Libyan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.