Abdulwhab Alkharashi

School of Computing Science
University of Glasgow
Sir Alwyn Williams Building
Glasgow G12 8QQ, SCOTLAND

Tel: 0141 330 8797 email a.alkharashi.1@research.gla.ac.uk

About Me

I’m a PhD candidate in computer science at the University of Glasgow, supervised by Tim Storer, Joemon Jose and Andrew Hoskins. My research intersects computing and social science. In particular, identifying online abuse and causes to build better intervention systems.


Tutor and Demonstrator
Fall 2017 - Present · University of Glasgow
Teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses covering programming, systems data science, and HCI subjects.
Research Assistant
Summer 2019 - Spring 2020 · University of Glasgow
Teaching Assessment Assistant
Spring 2019 - Summer 2019 · University of Glasgow
Graduate Associate
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 · Indiana University
Python/R Online Instructor
Fall 2015 - Spring 2017 · Indiana University


Ph.D. in Computer Sceince
2017 - Present · University of Glasgow
M.S. in Computer science
2015 - 2017 · Indiana University - Bloomington
B.S. in Computer Sceince and Engineering
2009 - 2012 · Ohio State University


2019 · Abdulwhab Alkharashi, Tim Storer, Joemon Jose, Andrew Hoskins, Catherine Happer · "Understanding Abusive Behaviour Between Online and Offline Group Discussions." 37th Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing System

2018 · Abdulwhab Alkharashi and Joemon Jose · "Vandalism on Collaborative Web Communities: An Exploration of Editorial Behaviour in Wikipedia." Proceedings of the 5th Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval (CERI '18)

2018 · Abdulwhab Alkharashi and Karen Renaud. · "Privacy in Crowdsourcing: A Systematic Review." 21st International Conference (ISC)


Public Trust and Understanding of Online Content Moderation, and its Impacts on Public Discourse
User trust in and legibility comprehension of online content moderation and its impacts on public discourse and influences on user decision-making behavior in online settings in online of content moderation caused shaped by (human, technology-assisted human and fully automated moderation. This project is a collaboration between Social Sciences (Happer, Hoskins) and Computing Science (Storer, Alkharashi)
Remembering and Forgetting War in Social Media
The described project is a collaboration between Social Sciences (Hoskins) and Computing Science (Storer, Alkharashi). The purpose of this project is to construct a dataset of images of war taken from social media platforms, along with their context (descriptions and metadata). The data set will be used to investigate how representations of war on social media changes over time. The dataset will also be used to interpret the relationships between representations of different wars over time. For example, we will investigate how representations of older wars are related to contemporary conflicts.


  • Football
  • Bowling
  • Travel