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 K. 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.
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 had been actively involved in teaching and conducting research since 1985.
Dr. Elmagarmid also 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.
REFERRED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Axel Heitmueller, Sarah Henderson, Will Warburton, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Alex "Sandy" Pentland, and Ara Darzi: Developing Public Policy To Advance The Use Of Big Data In Health Care, Health Affairs September 2014 33: 1523-1530.
REFERRED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
In the Media
For many people in Zambia with health queries, sending a text message is the best way to get it answered. U-report, a free SMS-based service set up by UNICEF and run by volunteers, receives many ...
DURHAM, N.C. — There’s nothing new about trying to correct the record in real time. Even a couple of decades ago, campaign aides would walk through the press sections at debates, circulating freshly ...
The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC’16) will be held on 22nd and 23rd March,2016 at the Qatar National Convention Center. The conference aims to advance Qatar’s ambitious ...
Abstract: We spend a lot of time in out cars, yet this is a part of our lives where we have been vulnerable to the world's leading cause of bodily harm. Now, the digitization of practically ...
A group of scientists at the Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) has invented a new tool to identify unknown malicious domains by using a real-life “...
New research developed by QCRI has shown that people behave like schools of fish or flocks of birds when events go viral on social media. The research, led by Dr Javier Borge-Holthoefer, with ...
Lionel Messi is an extraordinary footballer whose on-field manoeuvres are rare, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo moves in similar ways to scores of other players, new QCRI research has found. The findings ...