Our People

At QCRI, our people help define who we are as an organization. We value the diversity of our teams which gives us the edge to be more innovative in our research, deliver more collaborative solutions for society, and foster more effective capacity building for Qatar. Our teams are staffed with over 100 renowned experts from more than 25 countries.

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QCRI Alumni

Arabic Language Technologies

Zhongyu Wei, Research Associate, , 12/2013
Lanjun Zhou, Research Associate, PhD candidate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5/2013
Tuka Al Hanai, Research Assistant, pursuing master's degree at MIT, 8/2013
Hind Al Merekhi, Research Assistant, pursuing master's degree at Qatar University, 6/2013
Waleed Mustafa, Research Assistant, , 6/2013
Erik Scharwachter, Research Assistant, pursuing master's degree at RWTH Aachen University, 8/2013

Data Analytics

Dr. Ihab Ilyas-Kaldas, Principal Scientist, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, 9/2013
Dr. Felix Naumann, Principal Scientist, Professor at Hasso-Platt Institute at the University of Potsdam, 3/2013
Dr. George Beskales, Scientist, Data Tamer start-up, 3/2013
Dr. Shady Elbassuoni, Postdoctoral researcher, PhD from Max Planck Institute for Informatics, 1/2013
Ziawasch Abdejan, Research Associate, PhD candidate,Potsdam (HPI), 6/2013
Amr Ebaid, Research Associate, PhD Candidate, Purdue University, 9/2013
Madian Khabsa, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Pennsylvania State University, 8/2013
Zuhair Khayyat, Research Associate, , 12/2013
William Lucia, Research Associate, , 12/2013
El Kindi Rezig, Research Associate, PhD Candidate, Purdue University, 9/2013

Distributed Systems

Simon Ponsford, Senior Scientist, CTO at Cloud Direct, 2/2013
Simon Guerrero, Senior Software Engineer, , 4/2013
Safdar Kureishy, Software Engineer, , 7/2013
Dr. Gokop Goteng, Postdoctoral researcher, PhD Cranfield University, UK, 3/2013
Dr. Maysam Yabandeh, Postdoctoral researcher, , 8/2013
Khaled M. Diab, Research Associate, , 10/2013
Yehia Zakaria Rabei, Research Associate, , 6/2013

Computational Science and Engineering

Robert Ness, Research Associate, Ph.D. candidate, Purdue University, 8/2013
Ehsan Ullah, Research Associate, Ph.D. candidate, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA, 8/2013
Kawthar Al Dabhani, Research Assistant, PhD candidate, Imperial College London, 9/2013

Social Computing

Dr. Sihem Amer-Yahia, Principal Scientist, Research Director at CNRS-LIG, 9/2012
Dr. Gautam Das, Principal Scientist, Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 8/2013
Dr. Muzammil Hussain, Postdoctoral researcher, , 10/2013
Kiran Garimella, Research Associate, , 12/2013
Naeemul Hassan, Research Associate, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 8/2013
Wenyi Huang, Research Associate, , 8/2013
Janette Lehman, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2/2013
Zhe Liu, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 8/2013
Habibur Rahman, Research Associate, PhD candidate, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 8/2013
Jakob Rogstadius, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Madeira University, Portugal, 8/2013
Diego Saez, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 5/2013
Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Research Associate, PhD candidate, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 8/2013

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Imagine Cup Qatar National Finals

Download ICS File 28/04/2014, Hilton Doha, Nashira Ballroom, Doha, Qatar

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QITCOM Conference 2014: Innovating Today for the Future of Qatar

Download ICS File 26/05/2014 - 28/05/2014, Qatar National Convention Centre

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EMNLP 2014: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Download ICS File 25/10/2014 - 29/10/2014, Renaissance Hotel, Doha, Qatar

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