Mahdi Vasighi

Mahdi Vasighi

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and IT

Information Technology and Computer Science Building, Room 378
vasighi [at]

Research Interests

Multivariate Data Analysis, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Chemoinformatics

Research Keywords

Self Organizing Maps, SOMs, Artificial Neural Networks, Unsupervised Learning, Classification, Clustering, Dimensionality Reduction, Classification, Protein Sequence, Feature extraction, Feature Selection, Principal Component Analysis, Molecular Graph, Community detection, DBGSOM, GSOM


Computational Data Mining

Artificial Neural Networks


Statistical Pattern Recognition

Multimedia Systems

Human-Computer Interaction

Selected Publications

  • Nedyalkova, Miroslava and Vasighi, Mahdi and Azmoon, Amirreza and Naneva, Ludmila and Simeonov, Vasil, "Sequence-Based Prediction of Plant Allergenic Proteins: Machine Learning Classification Approach", ACS Omega, 2023

  • Soleymani, Fazlollah and Vasighi, Mahdi, "Efficient portfolio construction by means of CVaR and k-means++ clustering analysis: Evidence from the NYSE", International Journal of Finance \& Economics, Vol. 27, NO. 3, 2022

  • Vasighi, Mahdi and Romanova, Julia and Nedyalkova, Miroslava, "A multilevel approach for screening natural compounds as an antiviral agent for COVID-19", Computational Biology and Chemistry, Vol. 98, NO. 12, 2022

  • Vakarelska, Ekaterina and Nedyalkova, Miroslava and Vasighi, Mahdi and Simeonov, Vasil, "Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)-QSPR classification models by means of Machine learning strategies", Chemosphere, Vol. 287, NO. 2, 2022

  • Nedyalkova, Miroslava and Vasighi, Mahdi and Sappati, Subrahmanyam and Kumar, Anmol and Madurga, Sergio and Simeonov, Vasil, "Inhibition Ability of Natural Compounds on Receptor-Binding Domain of SARS-CoV2: An In Silico Approach", Pharmaceuticals, Vol. 14, NO. 12, 2021

  • Caracciolo, Giulio and Safavi-Sohi, Reihaneh and Malekzadeh, Reza and Poustchi, Hossein and Vasighi, Mahdi and Chiozzi, Riccardo Zenezini and Capriotti, Anna Laura and Lagan{\`a}, Aldo and Hajipour, Mohammad and Di Domenico, Marina and others, "Correction: Disease-specific protein corona sensor arrays may have disease detection capacity", Nanoscale Horizons, Vol. 5, NO. 2, 2020

  • Berahmand, Kamal and Bouyer, Asgarali and Vasighi, Mahdi, "Community detection in complex networks by detecting and expanding core nodes through extended local similarity of nodes", IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, Vol. 5, NO. 4, 2018

  • Kavianpour, Hamidreza and Vasighi, Mahdi, "Structural classification of proteins using texture descriptors extracted from the cellular automata image", Amino Acids, Vol. 49, NO. 2, 2017

  • Shahbazy, Mohammad and Kompany-Zareh, Mohsen and Vasighi, Mahdi and Ballabio, Davide, "Exploratory analysis of excitation-emission fluorescence data from colorectal cancer using self-organizing maps", International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing (AISP) 2017, Vol. 55, NO. 2, 2017

  • Vasighi, Mahdi and Amini, Homa, "A directed batch growing approach to enhance the topology preservation of self-organizing map", Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 55, NO. 2, 2017

  • Shahbazy, Mohammad and Vasighi, Mahdi and Kompany-Zareh, Mohsen and Ballabio, Davide, "Oblique rotation of factors: a novel pattern recognition strategy to classify fluorescence excitation--emission matrices of human blood plasma for early diagnosis of colorectal cancer", Molecular BioSystems, Vol. 12, NO. 6, 2016

  • Vasighi, Mahdi and Kompany-Zareh, Mohsen, "Classification Ability of Self Organizing Maps in Comparison with Other Classification Methods", MATCH Communications in Mathematical and in Computer Chemistry, Vol. 70, NO. 10, 2013

  • Vasighi, Mahdi and Zahraei, Ali and Bagheri, Saeed and Vafaeimanesh, Jamshid, "Diagnosis of coronary heart disease based on 1H NMR spectra of human blood plasma using genetic algorithm-based feature selection", Journal of Chemometrics, Vol. 27, NO. 10, 2013

  • Ballabio, Davide and Vasighi, Mahdi and Filzmoser, Peter, "Effects of supervised Self Organising Maps parameters on classification performance", Analytica chimica acta, Vol. 765, NO. 1, 2013

  • Ballabio, Davide and Vasighi, Mahdi, "A MATLAB toolbox for Self Organizing Maps and supervised neural network learning strategies", Chemometrics and intelligent laboratory systems, Vol. 118, NO. 4, 2012

  • Ballabio, Davide and Vasighi, Mahdi and Consonni, Viviana and Kompany-Zareh, Mohsen, "Genetic algorithms for architecture optimisation of counter-propagation artificial neural networks", Chemometrics and intelligent laboratory systems, Vol. 105, NO. 1, 2011

  • Kompany-Zareh, Mohsen and Vasighi, Mahdi, "Analysis of solvents mixtures employing rank annihilation factor analysis on near infrared spectral data from sequential addition of analyte", Fuel processing technology, Vol. 91, NO. 1, 2010

  • Arjmand, Mohammad and Kompany-Zareh, Mohsen and Vasighi, Mahdi and Parvizzadeh, Nastran and Zamani, Zahra and Nazgooei, Fereshteh, "Nuclear magnetic resonance-based screening of thalassemia and quantification of some hematological parameters using chemometric methods", Talanta, Vol. 81, NO. 4, 2010

  • Kompany-Zareh, Mohsen and Vasighi, Mahdi, "Resolution of near-infrared spectral data from distillation of binary mixtures and calculation of band boundaries of feasible solutions for species profiles", Fuel processing technology, Vol. 89, NO. 2, 2008

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