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

Yasser Makram, Software Engineer, ,
Akiel Khan, Research Associate, ,
Kenton Murray, Research Associate, ,
Massimo Nicosa, Research Associate, ,
Iman Saleh, Research Associate, ,
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

Cyber Security

Abdulla Abu Nada, Senior Research Analyst, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute,

Data Analytics

Dr. Ihab Ilyas-Kaldas, Principal Scientist, Associate Professor at 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
Dr. Cuneyt Gurcan Akcora, Research Associate, ,
Pranay Anchuri, Research Associate, ,
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

Dr. Mohammed El Anbari, Postdoctoral researcher, Sidra,
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
Lu Chen, Research Associate, ,
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
Suin Kim, Research Associate, ,
Janette Lehman, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2/2013
Zhe Liu, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 8/2013
Alexandra Olteanu, Research Associate, ,
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
Brittany Card, Research Assistant, ,
Gabriel Silva, Research Assistant, ,

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Using Big Data To Understand Migrations

10/08/2014

FORBES Federico Guerrini, Contributor 8 August 2014 Monitoring migrations is not an easy task. While in today’s economy, survey data about economic confidence or public opinion are collected on a ...

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QCRI Takes Steps to Promote Arabic

07/08/2014

Gulf Times 7 August 2014 Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) is applying technology to speech recognition and machine translation to promote Arabic language, reports Foundation magazine. ...

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Closing the Arabic Language Gap Online

22/07/2014

Dr Stephan Vogel, Research Director, Arabic Language Technologies, Qatar Computing Research Institute, describes how his team is applying technology to speech recognition,
machine translation, and answering deep questions

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Upcoming Events

2014

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VLDB2014: 40th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases

Download ICS File 01/09/2014 - 05/09/2014, Hangzhou, China

VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users.

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31st IASP World Conference

Download ICS File 19/10/2014 - 22/10/2014, Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar

The annual conference of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) is hosted by Qatar Science & Technology Park.

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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

QCRI is the local host for EMNLP 2014. EMNLP is organized by SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics special interest group for linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to natural language processing.

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To Make Your Mark in Computer Science Visit the QCRI Summer Internship Programme Open House

03/04/2014

Qatar Computing Research Institute to host student information session showcasing unique summer internship opportunities

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QCRI Organises Talk by the Inventor of the World Wide Web

17/03/2014

Doha, Qatar, 17 March 2014:  Just a quarter of a century since the birth of the World Wide Web, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) has invited its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, to deliver a ...

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World’s Top Machine Learning and Data Analytics Experts Come to Qatar

02/03/2014

Joint Boeing and QCRI research symposium to highlight new approaches to valuable data extraction

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