Professor Hussain Mahdi (Abdulhussain E. Mahdi) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick. He is the Founder and Director of the Regional Peer-Supported Learning Centre – UL and Joint Director of the ICT Learning Centre – UL. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Member of the Engineering Council (1994-2017). Prof. Mahdi is a Graduate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Basrah (BSc 1st class 1978) and earned his PhD in Electronic Engineering at the University of Wales – Bangor, UK in 1990. He is a SEDA Accredited Teacher of Higher Education (SEDA & University of Plymouth, UK 1998). Prof. Mahdi is the Leader and Founder of TAKO (Text Analytics and Knowledge Organisation) Research Group, a growing and leading research group in UL specialised in text data mining & analytics, knowledge management, information retrieval and automated search, and Big Data, with focus on applications in medical record linkage, healthcare provision & eHealth; text classification and keyword extraction; and learning analytics. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, and has edited two books.


Joorabchi and A. E. Mahdi, "Improving the Visibility of Library resources Via Mapping Library Subject Headings to Wikipedia Articles", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 36, Issue 1, pp. 57 – 74, Jan 2018. DOI: 10.1108/LHT-04-2017-0066.

E. Mahdi, A. Joorabchi, and B. McKeon, " Investigating the Problem of Patient Record Duplications in Health Information Systems - The Case of UL Hospitals", Proc. of the Health Research Symposium 2017 – 'Building Partnerships to Advance Healthcare Research and Practice', pp. 119, University Hospital Limerick, Ireland, 17 Nov. 2017.

E. Mahdi and L. Faggion, "On the Origin of Detected Signals and Performance of our Displacement Current Contactless Sensor", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 247, pp. 415–417, August 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2016.05.038.

A. Joorabchi, M. English and A. E. Mahdi, "Text Mining StackOverflow: Towards an Insight into Challenges and Subject-Related Difficulties Faced by Computer Science Learners", J. Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 255-275, March 2016. DOI: 10.1108/JEIM-11-2014-0109.

Joorabchi, M. English and A. E. Mahdi, " Automatic Mapping of User Tags to Wikipedia Concepts: the Case of StackOverflow", J. of Inform. Sci., 2015, Vol. 41, No.5. pp. 570–583, Sept 2015. DOI: 10.1177/0165551515586669.