Dr. Amin Beheshti is an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney AND a Lecturer in Data Science, Department of Computing, Macquarie University.

Amin did his PhD and Postdoc in Computer Science and Engineering under supervision of Prof. Benatallah and Dr. Motahari in UNSW Sydney. He also holds a Master and Bachelor in Computer Science both with First Honors. In addition to his contribution to the teaching activity, Amin extensively contributed to research projects at Service Oriented Computing Research Group, UNSW Australia; where he was the R&D Team Lead and Key Researcher in the Case Walls & Data Curation Foundry (D2D.CRC) Project (2015-2017); and the key researcher in the Big Data for Intelligence project (2012-2014). Amin has built an international profile for research excellence and industrial innovation. He has been recognized as a high quality researcher in Big-Data/Data/Process Analytics by many high profile researchers in HP Lab, IBM research, and many good universities. He has been invited to serve and served as General-Chair, PC-Chair, Organaization-Chair and program committee member of top international conferences such as Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation (ASSRI), Business Process Management Conference (BPM) and Enterprise Computing Conference (EDOC); and journals such as Information System (elsevier), Transactions on Services Computing (IEEE) and Transactions on the Web (ACM). He is the leading author of "Process Analytics" Book, co-authored with high profile researchers in UNSW and IBM research, recently published by Springer.

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Curriculum Vitae

Awards & Scholarships

  • Awarded the followings:
    • Recognition Award, Data to Decision CRC, 2017
    • National Security Impact Award, Technology Transfer from CaseWalls Project to Investigation Management System, D2D.CRC, 2017
    • Recognition Award, Data to Decision CRC, 2016
    • National Security Impact Award, Integrated Law Enforcement Project, D2D.CRC, 2016
    • Postdoctoral Writing Grant, UNSW Australia, 2013
    • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), Australian Government, 2009-2012
    • Engineering Excellence Top-Up Scholarship (EETS), UNSW Australia, 2009-2012
    • Supplementary Engineering Award (SEA), UNSW Australia, 2009-2012
    • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS), UNSW Australia, 2011
  • Graduated with Honor Degree (First place among M.Sc. students).
  • Graduated with Honor Degree (First place among B.Sc. students).
  • Have passed the PhD examination where all examiners gave the highest score.
  • Selected as an outstanding instructor in the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology, Zand Institute of Higher Education, 2008.
  • Got the highest instructor evaluation (19.34/20), Shiraz Azad University, 2008.
  • Accepted in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology Iran-wide doctoral exam (First Honour Quota), 2008. Remarks: I cancelled my PhD in Sharif University of Technology, because I had decided to continue my studies in Australia.

Research Students (Academic Siblings):

  • Maisie Badami
  • Senthil YUVARAJ
  • MohammadAli YAGHOUBZADEH
  • Shayan ZAMANIRAD
  • Kushal VAGHANI


Book and Thesis:

  • Beheshti et al. , "Process Analytics: Concepts and techniques for querying and analysing big process data", ISBN 978-3-319-25037-3, Springer, 2016.
  • Beheshti, “Organizing, Querying, and Analyzing Ad-hoc Processes' Data”, PhD thesis, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2012.

Book Chapter:

  • Beheshti et al. , “Business Process Data Analysis”, Springer, 2016.
  • Beheshti et al. , “Model-Based Business Process Query Techniques and Languages”, Springer, 2016.
  • Beheshti et al. , “Business Process Paradigms ”, Springer, 2016.
  • Beheshti et al. , “Process Matching Techniques”, Springer, 2016.
  • Rajabi et al., “Interlinking Big Data and Web of Data”. Big Data Optimization, Springer, 2015.
Process Analytics Book  


  • Beheshti et al., “A Systematic Review and Comparative Analysis of Cross-Document Coreference Resolution Methods and Tools”, Computing Journal, 99(4), 313-349, 2017 (ERA Rank: A).
  • Beheshti et al., "Scalable Graph-based OLAP Analytics over Process Execution Data", Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD) Journal, 34(3), 379-423, 2016 (ERA Rank: A).
  • Hammoud et al., “DREAM: Distributed RDF Engine with Adaptive Query Planner and Minimal Communication”. PVLDB 8(6): 654-665, 2015, (ERA Rank: A*).
  • Batarfi et al., “Large Scale Graph Processing Systems: Survey and An Experimental Evaluation”, Cluster Computing Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s10586-015-0472-6, 2015.
  • Allahbakhsh et al., "Representation and Querying of Unfair Evaluations in Social Rating Systems", Computers & Security 41: 68-88, 2014.


  • Beheshti et al., "CoreDB: a Data Lake Service", 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Singapore, 2017.
  • Salama et al., "Multi-Level Privacy-Preserving Access Control as a Service for Ambient Assisted Living", 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), Hawaii, USA, 2017.
  • Beheshti et al., "On Automating Basic Data Curation Tasks", 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Perth, Australia, 2017.
  • Beheshti et al., "Galaxy: A Platform for Explorative Analysis of Open Data Sources", 19th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), Bordeaux, France, 2016.
  • Sun et al.,"Scalable SaaS-based Process Customization with Case Walls", 13th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC), India, 2015. (ERA Rank: A).
  • Maamar et al., "A Framework of Enriching Business Processes Life-Cycle with Tagging Information", Australasian Database Conference (ADC), Melbourne, Australia, 2015.
  • Salih et al., "A Preliminary Approach to Domain-based Evaluation of Users’ Trustworthiness in Online Social Networks," IEEE-BigData'15, New York, USA, 2015.
  • Salih et al., "Towards A Methodology for Social Business Intelligence in the era of Big Social Data incorporating Trust and Semantic Analysis," Springer DaEng'15, Indonesia, 2015.
  • Barnawi et al., “On Characterizing the Performance of Distributed Graph Computation Platforms”. Proceedings of the 6th TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPCTC 2014), China.
  • Beheshti et al., "Enabling the Analysis of Cross-Cutting Aspects in Ad-hoc Processes", 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’13), June 17-21 2013, Valencia, Spain, 2013. (ERA Rank: A)
  • Allahbakhsh et al., "Collusion Detection in Online Rating Systems", The 15th International Asia-Pacific Web Conference (APWeb'13), Sydney, Australia, April, 2013.
  • Beheshti et al., "A Framework and a Language for On-Line Analytical Processing on Graphs", 13th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE'12), pages 213-227, Paphos, Cyprus, November 28-30, 2012. (ERA Rank: A).
  • Beheshti et al., "FPSPARQL: A Graph Query Engine as a Service", Second Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation (SASSRI’12), Sydney, Australia, November, 2012.
  • Allahbakhsh et al., "Reputation management in crowdsourcing systems". 8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (CollaborateCom’12): 664-671, 2012.
  • Beheshti et al., "A query language for analyzing business processes execution". 9th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'11), pages 281-297. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2011, Clermont-Ferrand, France. (ERA Rank: A).

Open Source Projects:

Technical Report:

CORE ERA Rankings Portal

Professional Academic Activities

  • Organizing Committee Member
    • Program Co-Chair, Seventh Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation (ASSRI'17)
    • Publicity Chair, BPM (Business Process Management) 2015 Conference
  • Program Committee Member
    • Business Process Management Conference (BPM); since 2015
    • IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC); since 2015
    • International Conference on Business Intelligence and Technology (BUSTECH); since 2012
    • International ACM Conference on MEDES - Big Data Processing and Management Track, 2014
    • International Conference on Advances in Cloud Computing (ACC), 2012
  • Journal Reviews
    • Information Systems, Elsevier
    • Computing, Springer
    • ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB)
    • Pervasive and Mobile Computing, elsevier
    • Computer Standards & Interfaces, elsevier
    • Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE
    • Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE
    • Cluster Computing, Springer
    • Journal of Data Semantics, Springer
    • Concurrency and Computation - Practice and Experience - Wiley
    • Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), ACM
  • Conference Reviews: BPM, WWW, CAiSE, ICSOC, DASFAA, ER, ICWS, EDOC, ICWE, CloudCom, ADC, etc.

Techical Experience

  • Cloud computing: MapReduce, Google App Engine, Amazon EC2
  • Languages: C#, Java, C/C++, VB.NET
  • Browser Scripting: JavaScript, HTML DOM, DHTML, VBScript, AJAX, jQuery, JSON
  • Server Scripting: SQL, ASP, ADO, PHP, JSP
  • NLP tools and techniques, e.g., OpenNLP, Stanford NLP, and Lingpipe.
  • Services:
    • Protocols: HTTP, SOAP, Web Services
    • Service Description: WSDL, BPEL
    • Security: XML Encryption, XML Signature
  • XML technology: XML, DTD, XML DOM, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, Schema, SVG
  • Semantic Web: RDF, OWL, SPARQL
  • Mark-up languages: XML, XSL, HTML, CSS
  • Design techniques: UML, OO design, Web services
  • Programming tools: Google Web Toolkit, ANT, Make, CVS, SVN
  • Programming IDE: Eclipse, Visual Studio
  • Databases: DB2, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL


  • eMail: sbeheshti@cse.unsw.edu.au
  • Tel: +61 2 93854034
  • Office: K17 217G, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia