Dr. Sofiane Abbar

Dr. Sofiane Abbar - Copy.jpg
Senior Software Engineer
Social Computing
+(974) 4454 1736

Connect with me

I was amazed by the QCRI vision and its ambition to be one of the best research labs in the world. That's why I wanted to be a part of this project.

Research Focus at QCRI

Sofiane's research focuses on developing new algorithms and tools for a better understood of users’ engagement and sentiment in the social web of news. He is also interested on leveraging user generated data, e.g., tweets, comments, shares and visits to identify the most trending topics. This data can be also used to make diversity-aware recommendation for users.

A list of Sofiane's ongoing projects follows:

  • MAQSA: Topic centric dashboard for sentiment analysis (QCRI, MIT, and Aljazeera)
  • DivNews: Sentiment-based and Diversity-aware news recommendation (QCRI, MIT)
  • Ranking item features (QCRI)
  • Mining Frequent Itemsets in uncertain data (QCRI)
  • NegPos-RS: Integrating Negative preferences into recommender systems (QCRI, University of Essenia)

Previous Experience

Before joining QCRI, Sofiane was a PhD candidate at Versailles University. There, he had been involved in two CNRS projects (APMD and AOC), and one industrial project (UUPP) with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. His contributions to these projects focused on data personalization, user modeling, context-awareness, and recommendation systems.

Professional Experience

  • University of Paris Dauphine (France), Temporary assistant professor, 2010-2011
  • University of Versailles (France), Lecturer, 2008-2010
  • Alcatel-Lucent Bell-Labs (France), research internship, 2007-2008

Professional Associations and Awards

 

Education

  • PhD, University of Versailles (France), 2010
  • M.Sc, University of Paris Dauphine (France), 2007
  • Engineering Bachelor, Ecole Superieur d’Informatique (Algeria),2006

Selected Research

Book Chapter

  • S. Abbar, M. Bouzeghoub, S. Lopes, Personalization Paradigm in Service Delivery Platforms. In Handbook on “Service Delivery Platforms: Developing and Deploying Converged Multimedia Services”. Edited by Syed A. Ahson and Mohammad Ilyas, CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4398008-9-8. 650 pages, February 2011.

Conferences

Connect with me

Follow Us

  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • RSS Feed
  • Linkedin
  • github-web.png
Back to Top

In the News

BBC Black.jpg

#newsHACK III: The Winners

21/12/2014

Hello, I'm Basile, hacker-journalist with BBC News Labs over in Euston, and I'm just recovering from the third edition of NewsHACK , which took place on December 15 and 16 in London. 50 participants ...

Read More

Data Science Central.png

Why Media Bias Has Nowhere to Run and Hide from Data Science

21/12/2014

When you want to see the face of biased reporting in online news, you may not have to go further than, the satirical news site, The Onion. Titles such as “Media Reports of Bear Attacks May Be Biased”...

Read More

Tech Crunch Logo.jpg

Real-Time Disaster Relief

16/12/2014

The Philippines last week topped international headlines as a typhoon ripped through the island nation, claiming dozens of lives and leaving a swath of destruction. The story has a ring of ...

Read More

Upcoming Events

2015

index.jpg

4th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology

Download ICS File 27/04/2015 - 29/04/2015,

Metabolomics is an emerging field which combines strategies to identify and quantify cellular metabolites using sophisticated analytical technologies with the application of statistical and ...

Read More

www2015 use.jpg

24th International World Wide Web Conference

Download ICS File 18/05/2015 - 22/05/2015, Florence, Italy

The annual World Wide Web Conference is the premier international forum to present and discuss progress in research, development, standards, and applications of the topics related to the Web. WWW ...

Read More

www2015 use.jpg

The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for Disaster Management (SWDM'15)

Download ICS File 18/05/2015, Florence, Italy

Co-located with the WWW'15 conference (May 2015, Florence, Italy). Proceedings published by ACM. QCRI's Dr Carlos Castillo is co-organizer.

Read More

Press Releases

QF Logo Website.png

Families Visit Qatar Foundation's Tent at Darb El-Saai National Day Celebrations

11/12/2014

Fun Filled Activities Designed To Raise Awareness Of Local Culture And The Foundation’s Many Initiatives

Read More

ARC Logo.jpg

Qatar Foundation's Annual Research Conference'14 Leads Discussions on Cyber Security and Computing for Social Good to Address Nation's Grand Challenges

09/11/2014

Doha, Qatar, 8 November 2014: Qatar Foundation’s Annual Research Conference (ARC’14), has announced the ARC’14 agenda to address Qatar’s Cyber Security Grand Challenge, focusing on computing ...

Read More

QCRI QMIC Photo.jpg

Greater Road Safety Subject of Collaborative Research by Qatar Computing Research Institute and Qatar Mobility Innovations Center

29/10/2014

Results From Joint Research Efforts To Bring Benefits To Local Residents Doha, 28 October 2014:  Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) have signed...

Read More