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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In the News

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Data Mining Reveals How News Coverage Varies Around the World

26/10/2014

Research by QCRI's Haewoon Kwak and Jisun An is discussed in the MIT Technology Review.

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Developing Public Policy To Advance The Use Of Big Data In Health Care

22/10/2014

The vast amount of health data generated and stored around the world each day offers significant opportunities for advances such as the real-time tracking of diseases, predicting disease outbreaks, ...

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Proof at last that we are all pass masters — almost

21/10/2014

Are Barcelona really different, and does it matter? I regard it as the constitutional function of the Fink Tank to take an obvious statement such as “Barcelona’s style is really great”, put a ...

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Upcoming Events

2014

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2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

Download ICS File 04/11/2014 - 06/11/2014, Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar

The 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) will convene November 4-6, in Doha, Qatar,under the theme “Imagine – Create – Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education”.

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2014 International Conference of Crisis Mappers

Download ICS File 06/11/2014 - 09/11/2014, New York City, New York, USA

After successful conferences n Cleveland (2009), Boston (2010), Geneva (2011), Washington (2012), & Nairobi (2013), the 6th annual International Conference of Crisis Mappers will be held in New York.

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11th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2014)

Download ICS File 10/11/2014 - 13/11/2014, Doha, Qatar

Annual ACS/IEEE Conference will be held in Doha, Qatar. Organized by Qatar University.

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Press Releases

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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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QCRI Internship Programme Continues to Pique Student Interest

23/10/2014

Growth underscores importance of institute’s mission to develop Qatar’s computing research capacity

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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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