Dr. Ingmar Weber

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Senior Scientist
Social Computing
+(974) 4454 1442
I’m very excited to be in Doha and to be part of QCRI and to have a chance to contribute to its exciting and ambitious mission.

Research Focus at QCRI

At QCRI, Ingmar works on social media mining, web science and computational political science. Common to most of his research is the use of online data to understand offline behaviour.

Previous Experience

Before joining QCRI, Ingmar was a research scientist at Yahoo! Research in Barcelona working in the area of web mining, analyzing large sets of user log data. Previously, he was a postdoc at EPFL working on sponsored search auctions, tag recommendation and other things. In the summer of 2008 he visited Microsoft Research Cambridge and, before starting his PhD, interned with companies in the area of public key cryptography and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics. He did his PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science and holds BA and MA degrees in mathematics from Cambridge University.

Professional Experience

  • Yahoo! Research Barcelona, research scientist, 2011-2012
  • Yahoo! Research Barcelona, postdoc, 2009-2011
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, postdoc, 2007-2009
  • Microsoft Research Cambridge, visiting researcher, summer 2008
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics, intern, summer 2002
  • Cryptovision GmbH, intern, summer, 2001
  • TrustCenter AG, intern, summer 2000

Professional Associations and Awards


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (summa cum laude), Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science, Germany, 2007
  • M.A. in Mathematics (distinction), Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 2003
  • B.A. in Mathematics (first class), Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 2002

Selected Research

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