Ibrahim Alabdulmohsin

PhD Student
Pursued his Ph.D. degree at MINE Lab 
from 2012 - 2017 (M.S. from Stanford University)
Dissertation Title:  Learning via Query Synthesis.​

Current Position: Google Brain Team in Zurich​​ (after two-year lead data engineer at Saudi Aramco).

Research Interests

​Research interest: ​Data mining; machine learning​

Selected Publications

  • I. Alabdulmohsin, X. Gao, X. Zhang, “Efficient Active Learning of Halfspaces via Query Synthesis”, in proceedings of the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2015), Austin, Texas, 2015
  • I. Alabdulmohsin, X. Gao, X. Zhang, “Support vector machines with indefinite kernels”, in proceedings of the Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML), Vietnam, 2014.
  • I. Alabdulmohsin, X. Gao, X. Zhang, “Adding Robustness to Support Vector Machines Against Adversarial Reverse Engineering”, in proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Shanghai, China, 2014.
  • I. Alabdulmohsin, “Interference in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with Smart Antennas”, in proceedings of the International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Cyprus, 2014.
  • I. Alabdulmohsin, A. Hyadi, L. Afify, B. Shihada, “End-to-End Delay Analysis in Wireless Sensor Networks with Service Vacation”, in proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.
  • I. Alabdulmohsin, "Techniques and algorithms for access control list optimization", Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering, 35 (4), pp. 556-566 (2008)
  • I. Alabdulmohsin,  "Theorems and methods on partial functional iteration", in proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering (WCE), London, pp. 1028-1034, 2009.​​


​M.S., Stanford University, CA, 2011  (GPA 4.15/4.0) 
B.E., University of Nebraska, NE, 2005 (GPA 3.98/4.0)​


  • KAUST Provost Award, 2012.
  • The Saudi Arabian Oil Company - Operation Services Business Line Recognition Award for "distinguished academic achievements" (senior VP), 2012.
  • Recognition Award for "signi cant contributions to the success of the Communications Engineering Department, Information Technology, Saudi Aramco", 2009.
  • Graduation with Highest Distinction from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2005.
  • Finalist - Windows Embedded Student ChallengE contest: reached the final round with 29 other teams in a Microsoft senior project contest that included over 270 participating teams from all over the world.
  • Superior Scholarship Award by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2005.
  • Outstanding Mathematical Talent Award, College Preparatory Program (CPP) -Saudi Aramco, for being the only student who solved all mathematical challenges posed by instructors throughput the 1-year program (1999).
  • Saudi Arabian regional awards (Eastern Region) for "superior academic excellence" throughout the years 1993-1999.
  • Prince Muhammed Ben Fahad Best Student Award in the Eastern Region - Saudi Arabia (ranked 1st), 1993.