Majd Abbar

Majd_Abbar
Director of Business Development and Commercialization.
Management
+(974) 4454 2953

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Having worked for many years to Arabize the Microsoft Operating Systems, I was very excited to join QCRI in its efforts to provide the Arabic speaking world with enriched Arabic content.

Research Focus at QCRI

Majd is a senior scientist at QCRI focused on establishing and driving the Arabic Digital Content enrichment initiative to improve the current state of the Arabic Online content and the user experience of the Arabic Internet users.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining QCRI, Majd established the Bi-Directional Windows Localization team at Microsoft Corporation and was responsible for the release of multiple international versions of Microsoft Windows as well as the creation of the Emerging Markets team for Windows International. In addition, Majd was responsible for the strategic language planning for the Microsoft Desktop Applications and the overall Windows and Windows Live International’s Outsourcing Strategy.

Professional Experience

  • Microsoft Corporation / Windows and Windows Live International / Senior International Group Program Manager / Business Management / 2007 – 2012
  • Microsoft Corporation / Windows International / Localization Futures / Senior International Program Manager / 2004 – 2007
  • Microsoft Corporation / Windows International / Senior Localization Program Manager / 1997 – 2004
  • Microsoft Corporation / Middle East Products Development Group / Test and Localization Program Manager / 1993 – 1997

Professional Associations and Awards

 

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration in MIS from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC Canada - 1995
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University, SD USA - 1990

Selected Research

 

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Computer vision research aims to identify overweight people from social media face photos

16/03/2017

Researchers from MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute have developed a novel new facility in the current rush of interest towards computer vision – an algorithm that can identify overweight...

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QCRI-MIT CSAIL Annual Research Project Review 2017

Download ICS File 27/03/2017 ,

The QCRI – MIT CSAIL Annual Research Project Review is open to the public on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the HBKU Research Complex Multipurpose Room. The annual meeting is a highlight of a ...

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MLDAS 2017

(MLDAS 2017) Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium

Download ICS File 13/03/2017  - 14/03/2017 , Qatar National Convention Centre

Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2017 Building on the success of the three previous events , Boeing and QCRI will hold the Fourth Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (...

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Women in Data Science

Download ICS File 03/02/2017 ,

Here's a great chance to learn about the latest data science-related research in multiple domains, as part of a global project. Qatar's WiDS event will be held here at the HBKU Research Complex on ...

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News Releases

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QCRI summer 2017 internship applications open

11/03/2017

The Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Hamad bin Khalifa University, has announced that applications for its summer internship program have opened. The internships are being offered to ...

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Leading AI expert Patrick Winston to visit Qatar

05/03/2017

Patrick Winston, a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, is to visit Qatar to ...

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Boeing Partners with QCRI for fourth annual Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (MLDAS)

09/02/2017

The Boeing Company has announced that it will once again partner with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad bin Khalifa University, to host the fourth annual Machine Learning ...

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