Our People

At QCRI, our people help define who we are as an organization. We value the diversity of our teams which gives us the edge to be more innovative in our research, deliver more collaborative solutions for society, and foster more effective capacity building for Qatar. Our teams are staffed with over 100 renowned experts from more than 25 countries.

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Arabic Language Technologies

Dr. Alessandro Moschitti, Principal Scientist, ,
Dr. Kemal Oflazer, Principal Scientist, ,
Dr. Lluis Marquez, Principal Scientist, ,
Yasser Makram, Senior Software Engineer, , March, 2017
Dr. Francisco Guzmán, Scientist, ,
Dr. Shafiq Joty, Scientist, ,
Dr. Walid Magdy, Scientist, , December, 2016
Yasser Makram, Software Engineer, ,
Dr. Irina Temnikova, Postdoctoral researcher, ,
Dr. Abdelhakim Freihat, Research Associate, ,
Akiel Khan, Research Associate, ,
Barbara Sepic, Research Associate, ,
Iman Saleh, Research Associate, ,
Kenton Murray, Research Associate, Pursuing PhD at Department of Computer Science and Engineering - University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, 06/14
Lanjun Zhou, Research Associate, PhD candidate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5/2013
Massimo Nicosa, Research Associate, PhD Student - University of Trento, 05/2014
Samantha Wray, Research Associate, ,
Simone Filice, Research Associate, ,
Zhongyu Wei, Research Associate, , 12/2013
Erik Scharwachter, Research Assistant, pursuing master's degree at RWTH Aachen University, 8/2013
Fahad Ahmed Al Obaidli, Research Assistant, QSLP, 08/14
Felix Stahlberg, Research Assistant, ,
Hind Al Merekhi, Research Assistant, pursuing master's degree at Qatar University, 6/2013
Israa Qasim Jaradat, Research Assistant, ,
Mohammed Idwan, Research Assistant, , 2015
Tuka Al Hanai, Research Assistant, pursuing master's degree at MIT, 8/2013
Waleed Mustafa, Research Assistant, , 6/2013

Cyber Security

Dr. Marc Dacier, Research Director, ,
Dr. Dimitrios Serpanos, Principal Scientist, University of Patras, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 04/16
Raymond Filippi, Senior Scientist, ,
Omar Alrawi, Senior Software Engineer, ,
Dr. Mashael Al Sabah, Scientist, ,
Mohammed Al Obaidi, Software Engineer, ,
Dr. Muhammad Khan, Postdoctoral researcher, ,
Suho Lee, Research Associate, ,
Zuochao Dou, Research Associate, PhD Student in ECE Department of New jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), NJ, USA., 09/2014
Abdulla Abu Nada, Senior Research Analyst, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute,
Shireen Hazboun, Research Assistant, ,

Data Analytics

Dr. Divyakant (Divy) Agrawal, Research Director, University of Santa Barbara, 06/2015
Fabrizio Sebastiani, Principal Scientist, ,
Dr. Felix Naumann, Principal Scientist, Professor at Hasso-Platt Institute at the University of Potsdam, 3/2013
Dr. Ihab Ilyas-Kaldas, Principal Scientist, Associate Professor at University of Waterloo, 9/2013
Dr. Mohammed J. Zaki, Principal Scientist, RPI, 8/2015
Dr. Laure Berti-Equille, Senior Scientist, , May, 2017
Dr. Paolo Papotti, Senior Scientist, ,
Si Yin, Senior Software Engineer, Amazon, 1/2015
Dr. George Beskales, Scientist, Data Tamer start-up, 3/2013
Yin (Ian) Ye, Software Engineer, Google - Beijing, 11/2014
Dr. Shady Elbassuoni, Postdoctoral researcher, PhD from Max Planck Institute for Informatics, 1/2013
Amr Ebaid, Research Associate, PhD Candidate, Purdue University, 9/2013
Carlos Teixeira, Research Associate, ,
Dr. Cuneyt Gurcan Akcora, Research Associate, Turkish Army, 07/14
El Kindi Rezig, Research Associate, PhD Candidate, Purdue University, 9/2013
Luam Totti, Research Associate, ,
Madian Khabsa, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Pennsylvania State University, 8/2013
Mahmood Neshati, Research Associate, Faculty, University of Iran,
Matteo Interlandi, Research Associate, Post Doc, UCLA,
Mohamed Hassan, Research Associate, IUPUI, 8/014
Mohammed Mansurul, Research Associate, Purdue University, 09/14
Naman Goel, Research Associate, ,
Pranay Anchuri, Research Associate, ,
William Lucia, Research Associate, , 12/2013
Ziawasch Abdejan, Research Associate, PhD candidate,Potsdam (HPI), 6/2013
Zuhair Khayyat, Research Associate, , 12/2013
Dalia Attia, Research Assistant, PhD Student at POLYTECHNIQUE de MONTRÉAL, 08/14
Jian He, Research Assistant, ,

Distributed Systems

Dr. Mohamed Hefeeda, Principal Scientist, Simon Fraser University, Canada, September 2016
Dr. Georgos Siganos, Senior Scientist, ,
Dr. Khaled Harras, Senior Scientist, ,
Simon Ponsford, Senior Scientist, CTO at Cloud Direct, 2/2013
Dr. László Gyarmati, Senior Software Engineer, ,
Maged Zereba, Senior Software Engineer, ,
Simon Guerrero, Senior Software Engineer, , 4/2013
Dr. Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Scientist, ,
Dr. Marco Serafini, Scientist, ,
Dr. Mohamed Elgharib, Scientist, ,
Safdar Kureishy, Software Engineer, , 7/2013
Tarek El Gamal, Software Engineer, PhD Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 6//2015
Dr. Gokop Goteng, Postdoctoral researcher, PhD Cranfield University, UK, 3/2013
Dr. Maysam Yabandeh, Postdoctoral researcher, , 8/2013
Dr. Nosayba El-Sayed, Postdoctoral researcher, ,
Ahmed Mamdouh, Research Associate, ,
Ahmed El-Roby, Research Associate, PhD Student in University of Waterloo, 11/2014
Ajay Nandoriya, Research Associate, ,
Alexandre Fonseca, Research Associate, ,
Kareem El Gebaly, Research Associate, PhD Student in University of Waterloo, 11/2014
Khaled M. Diab, Research Associate, , 10/2013
Kiana Calagari, Research Associate, ,
Mingliang Liu, Research Associate, Amazon, Palo Alto - CA, 09/14
Tarek Elganainy, Research Associate, ,
Ye Jin, Research Associate, , 12/2014
Yehia Zakaria Rabei, Research Associate, , 6/2013
Anis Troudi, Research Assistant, ,
Meshaal Al Saffar, Research Assistant, ,
Xu Ji, Research Assistant, ,

Computational Science and Engineering

Michele Ceccarelli, Senior Scientist, , April, 2017
Dr. Mohammed El Anbari, Postdoctoral researcher, Sidra,
Haya Al Thani, Research Associate, ,
Ishita Khan, Research Associate, PhD Student in Purdue University, 08/2014
Robert Ness, Research Associate, Ph.D. candidate, Purdue University, 8/2013
Kawthar Al Dabhani, Research Assistant, PhD candidate, Imperial College London, 9/2013

Social Computing

Dr. Carlos Castillo, Principal Scientist, University of Sapienza, Rome, 8/2015
Dr. Gautam Das, Principal Scientist, Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 8/2013
Dr. Prasenjit Mitra, Principal Scientist, ,
Dr. Sihem Amer-Yahia, Principal Scientist, Research Director at CNRS-LIG, 9/2012
Dr. Patrick Meier, Director of Social Innovation, International Consultant, 11/2015
Dr Koushik Sinha, Senior Software Engineer, ,
Heather Leson, Program Manager, ,
Dr. Hamed Haddadi, Scientist, ,
Dr. Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Scientist, ,
Dr. Sarah Vieweg, Scientist, Facebook, July 2016
Dr. Yelena Mejova, Scientist, ,
Meghna Singh, Software Engineer, ,
Dr. Muzammil Hussain, Postdoctoral researcher, , 10/2013
Wenqing Lin, Postdoctoral researcher, ,
Alexandra Olteanu, Research Associate, ,
Amira Ghenai, Research Associate, ,
Diego Saez, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 5/2013
Habibur Rahman, Research Associate, PhD candidate, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 8/2013
Jakob Rogstadius, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Madeira University, Portugal, 8/2013
Janette Lehman, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2/2013
Kiran Garimella, Research Associate, , 12/2013
Lu Chen, Research Associate, ,
Minsu Park, Research Associate, PhD at Cornell University, 07/14
Naeemul Hassan, Research Associate, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 8/2013
Suin Kim, Research Associate, ,
Wenyi Huang, Research Associate, , 8/2013
Zhe Liu, Research Associate, PhD candidate, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 8/2013
Ali Al Qahtani, Research Assistant, ,
Brittany Card, Research Assistant, ,
Fatema Akbar, Research Assistant, MA at the Oxford Internet Institute, 08/14
Gabriel Silva, Research Assistant, ,
Justine Mackinnon, Research Assistant, ,
Kunwoo Park, Research Assistant, Pursuing PhD at KAIST, 08/14
Peter Mosur, Research Assistant, ,

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Can AI Put An End To Fake News? Don't Be So Sure

07/10/2018

Fake news was the Collin’s word of the year for 2017 with good reason. In a year where politics-as-usual was torn apart at the seams, high-profile scandals rocked our faith in humanity and the ...

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MIT/QCRI system uses machine learning to build road maps

22/04/2018

Map apps may have changed our world, but they still haven’t mapped all of it yet. Specifically, mapping roads can be difficult and tedious: even after taking aerial images, companies still have to ...

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Improving disaster response efforts through data

08/02/2018

Extreme weather events put the most vulnerable communities at high risk. How can data analytics strengthen early warning systems and and support relief efforts for communities in need? The size and ...

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Events

Past Events

2018

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QCRI Summer Internship Program

Download ICS File 06/05/2018  - 05/07/2018 , Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex

Each year, Qatar Computing Research Institute organizes a summer internship program for undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering and other disciplines. The internship is unpaid, and QCRI does not provide any visa support.

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Public Talk by Prof. Regina Barzilay "Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text"

Download ICS File 27/03/2018 ,

Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text A talk by Professor Regina Barzilay, MIT CSAIL Winner of 2017 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ At Education City Student ...

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QCRI & MIT-CSAIL Annual Project Review 2018

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Executive Overview Sessions Open to public Date:    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Time:    9:00AM – 3:00PM Venue:  HBKU Research Complex Multipurpose Room To view full agenda, please click here . To RSVP, ...

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News

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QCAI to Conduct Joint Machine Learning School with BigML

16/10/2018

Two-day crash course to provide hands-on introduction to machine learning for industry practitioners, developers, graduate students and undergraduates.

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MIT-CSAIL hosts annual meeting highlighting collaboration with QCRI

14/10/2018

QCRI scientists travel to MIT-CSAIL campus in Boston to update research projects.

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The drivers behind our new Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI)

03/10/2018

QCRI's Executive Director Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid explains why we have created a new AI hub in Qatar.

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