Basma Al-Harbi

PhD Student
Pursued her Ph.D. degree at MINE Lab from 2011 - 2017.

Dissertation Title:  Latent Feature Models for Uncovering Human 
Mobility Patterns from Anonymized User Location Traces
with Metadata.

First employment: Lecturer at King Abdulaziz University (KAU)​.

Research Interests

Data mining and machine learning, pattern recognition and knowledge discovery. I am currently working on mining movement patterns and useful knowledge from CDR and GPS data. Interested in employing the findings in different applications including transportation management and traffic control.

Selected Publications

​1. Basma Alharbi, Xiangliang Zhang, "Exploring the Significance of Human Mobility Patterns in Social Link Prediction". Accepted by the 29th Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2014)Gyeongju, Korea, March 24 - 28, 2014 (Social Network and Media Analysis Track) [PDF].​


  • M.Sc., 2009, Internet and Distributed Systems, Durham University, UK
  • B.Sc.,  2008, Computer Science, Effat University, Saudi Arabia

Professional Profile

​Intern, National Commercial Bank and International Medical Center​


  • Dean's list and valedictorian, Effat University 
  • Full scholarship recipient for undergraduate studies, Effat University​