Computing has brought disruptive innovation to our daily lives - transforming the way we interact with each other, enabling new discoveries, accelerating development of global society. At QCRI we have created a vibrant research environment that facilitates this progression and that positions Qatar as a leader in advancing research and technology.
Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid is Qatar Foundation's inaugural executive director of Qatar Computing Research Institute.
Dr. Elmagarmid is also a member of the Data Analytics team where his research interests focus on the application of database technology and cyber infrastructure to a variety of societal problems. The areas of his research include digital government, healthcare and telemedicine, and life science applications.
Before joining Qatar Foundation, Dr. Elmagarmid was director of both the Indiana Center for Database Systems and the Cyber Center at Purdue University’s Discovery Park and a professor of Computer Science at Purdue, where he has been actively involved in teaching and research duties for the last 22 years.
Dr. Elmagarmid served as a chief scientist in HP’s Office of Strategy and Technology. He has worked with and consulted for Telcordia Technology, Bellcore, IBM,CSC, Harris, D. H. Brown and Associates, MCC, Bell Northern Research, Molecular Design Labs, SOGEI (Italy), Sidra Medical and Research Centre, and UniSql among others. Dr. Elmagarmid is an accomplished and well-published scientist, authoring six books and more than 180 papers, and has several active grants from state and federal government agencies and the industry.
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