Dr. Kareem Darwish

Kareem Darwish
Senior Scientist
Arabic Language Technologies
+(974) 4454 0628

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Research Focus at QCRI


Kareem Darwish is a senior scientist at QCRI with interest in information retrieval, digital libraries, and natural language processing. 

Previous Experience

He finished his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003 under the supervision of Douglas W. Oard. He worked as a researcher at the Cairo Microsoft Innovation Lab and the IBM Human Language Technologies group in Cairo. He also taught in the Electrical Engineering Department at the German University in Cairo and the Faculty of Computer and Informatics at Cairo University. He supervised/mentored many Masters students, research assistants, and research engineers. Many of them have moved on to prestigious graduate programs at Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, Dublin City University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and Columbia University. He has also established three startups in the areas of electronic publishing, news aggregation, and audio production. He joined QCRI in February 2011 as the founding member of the ALT group. 

 

Professional Experience

 A senior scientist at QCRI with interest in information retrieval, digital libraries, and natural language processing, Kareem Darwish consulted with Kevric, a bioinformatics firm in Maryland, and worked as a researcher at the Cairo Microsoft Innovation Lab and the IBM Human Language Technologies group in Cairo. He also taught in the Electrical Engineering Department at the German University in Cairo and the Faculty of Computer and Informatics at Cairo University.

 

 

Professional Associations and Awards

 

Education

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003
MS, Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park,1999 
BS, Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park,1995

Selected Research

 

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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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Your sloppy bitcoin drug deals will haunt you for years

28/01/2018

Perhaps you bought some illegal narcotics on the Silk Road half a decade ago, back when that digital black market for every contraband imaginable was still online and bustling. You might already ...

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Upcoming 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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Past Events

Regina

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

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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 Releases

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QCRI and Turkish scientists to build pre-emptive cyber security platform

10/04/2018

Project to build defensive platform to detect emerging cyberattacks awarded $1.65m grant.

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MIT-CSAIL researchers visit Doha for annual QCRI research meeting

25/03/2018

Meeting updates joint research projects between the two institutions and will feature 'genius grant' recipient Prof. Regina Barzilay, who uses AI to detect cancer, as keynote speaker.

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QCRI’s Advanced Transcription System snares ARC’18 Best Innovation Award

19/03/2018

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser presents accolade for system that automatically converts speech to text using state-of-the-art speech recognition techniques.

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