Dr. Carlos Castillo

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Senior Scientist
Social Computing
+(974) 44541228
QCRI is an energetic research lab providing a great opportunity for starting a new line of research. Also, Doha is a city full of adventurers.

Research Focus at QCRI

Carlos focuses on news and crisis. On the news side, he works on developing methods that help journalists make sense of social media around news events. On the crisis side, he works on extracting timely and credible information for social media, humanitarian, and crisis response purposes.

Previous Experience

Carlos is a web miner with a background on information retrieval, and has been influential in the areas of adversarial web search and web content quality and credibility. He is an active researcher with more than 60 publications in top-tier international conferences and journals, including two monographs on Adversarial Web Search and Information and Influence Propagation, and roughly 4700 citations.

He received his Ph.D from the University of Chile, and was a visiting scientist at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2005) and Sapienza Universitá di Roma before working as a research scientist at Yahoo! Research for six years. He has served in the PC or SPC of all major conferences in his area (WWW, WSDM, SIGIR, KDD, CIKM, etc.). He was PC co-chair of WSDM 2014, and co-organized the Adversarial Information Retrieval Workshop and Web Spam Challenge in 2007 and 2008, the ECML/PKDD Discovery Challenge in 2010 and 2014, and the Web Quality Workshop from 2011 to 2014.

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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 ...

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Typhoon Hagupit: UN Using Crowdsourcing Platform to Help Assess Damage

11/12/2014

The United Nations is working with crowdsourcing platform, MicroMappers, to assess how much destruction has been caused by the latest typhoon to hit the Philippines

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97% Qataris Use Top Social Media Service' WhatsApp: Survey

11/12/2014

Doha WHATSAPP is Qatar's leading social media service used by 87 percent of the population and 97 percent of Qataris, according to a study conducted by Rassed research programme at the Ministry of ...

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Upcoming Events

2014

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Celebrate Qatar National Day 2014 with Qatar Foundation

Download ICS File 08/12/2014 - 20/12/2014,

The young people took part in a range of fun and educational activities based around Qatar Foundation’s three pillars of Education, Science and Research, and Community Development. In support of the ...

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2015

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Press Releases

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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

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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 ...

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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...

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