Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals


Connor T. Jerzak, Fredrik Johansson, Adel Daoud. Image-based Treatment Effect Heterogeneity. Forthcoming in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Causal Learning and Reasoning (CLeaR), Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (PMLR), 2023

Daoud, Adel, and Devdatt Dubhashi, ‘Statistical Modeling: The Three Cultures,’ Harvard Data Science Review. Vol 5, Issue 1

Connor T. Jerzak, Fredrik Johansson, Adel Daoud. Integrating Earth Observation Data into Causal Inference: Challenges and Opportunities. arXiv:2301.12985.


Adel Daoud, Anders Herlitz, S.V. Subramanian, IMF fairness: Calibrating the policies of the International Monetary Fund based on distributive justice, World Development,
Volume 157, 2022, 105924, ISSN 0305-750X,

Daoud, Adel,Connor Jerzak, and Richard Johansson, Conceptualizing Treatment Leakage in Text-based Causal Inference, North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL).

Balgi, S., Peña, J. M., & Daoud, A. (2022). Personalized Public Policy Analysis in Social Sciences Using Causal-Graphical Normalizing Flows. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence36(11), 11810-11818.

Koichiro Shiba, Hiroyuki Hikichi, Sakurako S. Okuzono,Tyler J. VanderWeele, Mariana Arcaya, Adel Daoud, Richard G. Cowden,Aki Yazawa, David T. Zhu, Jun Aida, Katsunori Kondo,and Ichiro Kawachi. 2022.Long-Term Associations between Disaster-Related Home Loss and Health and Well-Being of Older Survivors: Nine Years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Environmental Health Perspectives 130:7 CID: 077001

Connor T. Jerzak, Fredrik Johansson, Adel Daoud. 2022. Estimating Causal Effects Under Image Confounding Bias with an Application to Poverty in Africa. arXiv:2206.06410 cs.LG.


Koichiro Shiba, Adel Daoud, Hiroyuki Hikichi, Aki Yazawa, Jun Aida, Katsunori Kondo, Ichiro Kawachi, Heterogeneity in cognitive decline after a major disaster: a natural experiment study, Science Advances. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abj2610

Kino, Shiho, Yu-Tien, Koichiro Shiba, Ichiro Kawachi, and Adel Daoud, A scoping review on the use of machine learning in the research on the social determinants of health: trends and research prospects, Social Science &Medicine – Population Health.

Koichiro Shibaa, Jacqueline M. Torresc, Adel Daoud, Kosuke Inoue; Satoru Kanamori; Taishi Tsuji; Masamitsu Kamada, Katsunori Kondo, and Ichiro Kawachi, Estimating the impact of sustained social participation on depressive symptoms in older adults, Epidemiology DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001395

Kakooei, Mohammad, Yasser Baleghi, and Meisam Amani. Adaptive thresholding for detecting building facades with or without openings in single-view oblique remote sensing images. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 15, no. 3, 036511.

Amani, Meisam, Sahel Mahdavi, Mohammad Kakooei, Arsalan Ghorbanian, Brian Brisco, Evan Delancey, Souleymane Toure, and Eugenio Landeiro Reyes. "Wetland Change Analysis in Alberta, Canada using Four Decades of Landsat Imagery." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.


Kakooei, Mohammad, and Yasser Baleghi. "A Two-level Fusion for Building Irregularity Detection in Post-Disaster VHR Oblique Images." Earth Science Informatics. Abstract

Kakooei, Mohammad, and Yasser Baleghi. "Shadow detection in very high resolution RGB images using a special thresholding on a new spectral–spatial index." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 14, no. 1.

Kakooei, Mohammad, and Yasser Baleghi. "VHR Semantic Labelling by Random Forest Classification and Fusion of Spectral and Spatial Features on Google Earth Engine." Journal of AI and Data Mining.

Amani, Meisam, Mohammad Kakooei, Armin Moghimi, Arsalan Ghorbanian, Babak Ranjgar, Sahel Mahdavi, Andrew Davidson, Thierry Fisette, Patrick Rollin, Brian Brisco, "Application of Google Earth Engine Cloud Computing Platform, Sentinel Imagery, and Neural Networks for Crop Mapping in Canada." Remote Sensing.

Amani, Meisam, Brian Brisco, Sahel Mahdavi, Arsalan Ghorbanian, Armin Moghimi, Evan DeLancey, Michael Merchant, Raymond Jahncke, Lee Fedorchuk, Amy Mui, Marcelle Grenier, Thierry Fisette, Mohammad Kakooei, Seyed Ali Ahmadi, Brigitte Leblon, Amir Behnamian, "Evaluation of the First Canadian Wetland Inventory Map using Multiple Sources: Challenges of Wetland Classification using Remote Sensing." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 

Amani, Meisam, Arsalan Ghorbanian, Ali Ahmadi, Mohammad Kakooei, Armin Moghimi, S. Mohammad Mirmazloumi, Sayyed Hamed Alizadeh Moghaddam, Sahel Mahdavi, Masoud Ghahramanloo, Saeid Parsian, Qiusheng Wu, Brian Brisco, "Google Earth Engine Cloud Computing Platform for Remote Sensing Big Data Applications: A Literature Review” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.

Ghorbanian, Arsalan, Mohammad kakooei, Meisam Amani, Sahel Mahdavi, Ali Mohammadzadeh, Mahdi Hasanlou. "Improved land cover map of Iran using Sentinel imagery within Google Earth Engine and a novel automatic workflow for land cover classification using migrated training samples." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.


Daoud, Adel, Rockli Kim, and S V Subramanian, Evaluating the predictive power of socioeconomic factors in capturing women’s height in 58 low- and middle-income countries: a machine learning approach, Social Science & Medicine, 238 (2019) 112486.

Daoud, Adel and Nandy, Shailen, Implications of the politics of caste and class on child poverty in India, Sociology of Development, Vol. 5, Number 4, pp 428-451, DOI:

Daoud, Adel, Bernhard Reinsberg, Alexander Kentikelenis, Thomas Stubbs, Lawrence King. The International Monetary Fund’s Interventions in Food and Agriculture: An Analysis of Loans and Conditions. Food Policy, Vol 83, pp 204-218.

Kraamwinkel, N., Ekbrand, H., Davia, S., Daoud, A., The influence of maternal agency on child well-being in conflict-ridden Nigeria: modelling heterogeneous treatment effects with machine learning. PLoS ONE: (Special issue on machine learning in health and biomedicine).

Kakooei, Mohammad, and Amir Tabatabaei. "A Fast Parallel GPS Acquisition Algorithm Based on Hybrid GPU and Multi-core CPU." Wireless Personal Communications 104, no. 4, pp. 1355-1366. Abstract


Daoud, Adel, and Bernhard Reinsberg, Structural adjustment, state capacity, and child health: Evidence from IMF programs, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 48, Issue 2,  Pages 445–454.

Computer Science Peer-Reviewed Conferences


Balgi, Sourabh, Adel Daoud, and Jose Pena, Personalized Public Policy Analysis In Social Sciences Using Causal-Graphical Normalizing Flows, AI for Social Impact Track in Thirty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence).


Joakim Åkerström, Adel Daoud, and Richard Johansson, Natural Language Processing in Policy Evaluation: Extracting Policy Conditions from IMF Loan Agreements, Published in the 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa’19)

Kakooei, Mohammad, and Yasser Baleghi. "Spectral Unmixing of Time Series Data to Provide Initial Object Seeds for Change Detection on Google Earth Engine." In 2019 27th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), pp. 1402-1407. IEEE. Abstract

Ban, Yifang, Andrea Nascetti, and Mohammad Kakooei. Sentinel-1 SAR and Sentinel-2 MSI Dense Time Series for Urban Extraction in Support of Urban Sustainable Development Goal, Dragon 4 Symposium.


Kakooei, Mohammad, and Yasser Baleghi. "Leaf-Less-Tree feature for semantic labeling applications on Google Earth Engine." In 2018 9th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), pp. 609-613. IEEE. Abstract

Kakooei, Mohammad, Andrea Nascetti, and Yifang Ban. "Sentinel-1 Global Coverage Foreshortening Mask Extraction: An Open Source Implementation Based on Google Earth Engine." In IGARSS 2018-2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, pp. 6836-6839. IEEE. Abstract

Nascetti, Andrea, Mohammad Kakooei, and Yifang Ban. “Urban Extraction Using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Dense Time Series with Google Earth Engine.” In 2nd mapping urban areas from space, ESA,. Abstract


Kakooei, Mohammad, and Hadi Shahriar Shahhoseini. "A parallel k-means clustering initial center selection and dynamic center correction on GPU." In 2014 22nd Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), pp. 20-25. IEEE, 2014. Abstract

Zeinali, Behnam, Ahmad Ayatollahi, and Mohammad Kakooei. "A novel method of applying directional filter bank (DFB) for finger-knuckle-print (FKP) recognition." In 22nd Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), pp. 500-504. IEEE, 2014. Abstract

Other publications (selected)

Kakooei, Mohammad, Arsalan Ghorbanian, Yasser Baleghi, Meisam Amani, and Andrea Nascetti. "Remote Sensing Technology for Post-Disaster Building Damage Assessment." In Computers in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier. Link

Daoud, Adel, and Devdatt Dubhashi, “Melting together prediction and inference”, Observational Studies, Volume 7, issue 1, Commentary. 

Early research

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

2018 Daoud, Adel, Unifying studies of Scarcity, Abundance, and Sufficiency, Ecological Economics. Vol 147, Issue: May, pp. 208 – 217. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.01.019. 

2018 Kakooei, Mohammad, and Yasser Baleghi. " Building detection by defining a common color space between pre- and post-disaster images." Journal of Electronic Industries SaIran, pp. 35-46. Abstract

2017 Daoud, Adel, Elias Nosrati, Bernhard Reinsberg, Alexander Kentikelenis, Thomas Stubbs, and Lawrence King., ”Impact of International Monetary Fund programs on child health“, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1617353114  [news coverage in Agence France-Presse]

2017 Daoud, Adel, “A Framework for Synthesizing the Malthusian and Senian approaches: exemplified by the 1943 Bengal Famine”., Cambridge J of Economics, Vol 42, Issue 2, pp. 453-476, Doi: 10.1093/cje/bew071

2016 Daoud, Adel, Björn Halleröd, and Deberati Guha Sapir, “What is the association between absolute child poverty, poor governance, and natural disasters? A global comparison of some of the realities of climate change” PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0153296.             [The Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) Editorial Board selected this article as one of the top global emergency medicine articles of 2016]

2016 Nandy, Shailen, Adel Daoud, David Gordon, “Examining the changing profile of undernutrition in the context of food price rises and greater inequality”, Social Science & Medicine, 149 (January), pp. 153-163.

2015 Daoud, Adel, “Quality of Governance, Corruption, and Absolute Child Poverty in India” Journal of South Asian Development, 10(2), pp. 1-20.

2013 Halleröd, Björn Bo Rothstein; Adel Daoud; Shailen Nandy , “Bad Governance and Poor Children: A Comparative analysis of government efficiency and severe child deprivation in 68 low- and middle-income countries”, World Development, 48 (August), pp.19-31.

2010 Daoud, Adel , “Robbins and Malthus on Scarcity, Abundance, and Sufficiency:  The Missing Sociocultural Element”, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 69(4), pp. 1206-1229.

2007 Daoud, Adel. “(Quasi)Scarcity and Global Hunger: A Sociological Critique of the Scarcity Postulate with an Effort to Synthesis”, Journal of Critical Realism 6 (2), pp. 199-225

2017 Kakooei, Mohammad, and Yasser Baleghi. "Fusion of satellite, aircraft, and UAV data for automatic disaster damage assessment." International journal of remote sensing 38, no. 8-10, pp. 2511-2534. Abstract

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