News Flash: "Twitter: A Digital Socioscope" edited by Y. Mejova, I. Weber, and M. Macy is available for pre-order from Cambridge University Press.The Social Computing group is a multi-disciplinary team of social scientists, computer scientists, and software engineers. We are interested in understanding various social phenomena through the analysis of social media, and in using social media data to fuel time-critical applications. We focus on extracting relevant and credible information communicated on microblogging platforms, mass media news sites, and other online sources. Our goal is to support decisions made by policy makers, emergency responders, journalists and others who benefit from knowledge and information generated in online media.
Why QCRI? A question I asked myself when first invited to visit. My career path has been one of trying out new things, taking a direction very different from the one before, experiencing the new – cultures, challenges, opportunities. I was looking for the ‘next big thing’ to try. Once I visited here, the question became ‘Why not QCRI?’ And, when I was offered the opportunity to head Social Computing, my reaction was ‘Wow, QCRI!’
For many people, it is difficult to imagine conducting the daily business of life without the assistance of the Web and Internet. My research interest is in making this interaction among people, technology, and information even better through applied research. QCRI is the place to do this type of research!
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According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, “Few aspects of the human endeavor…are isolated from possible impacts in a changing climate. The interconnectedness of...
Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid, Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Association for Advancing Science (AAAS). Dr Elmagarmid was elected ...
Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid, Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has been inducted as a Fellow of ...
Organized by QCRI and Boeing, the 2nd Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium will take place in Doha on March 9 - 10, 2015.
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Open invitation to attend the annual research project review meeting by QCRI and MIT- CSAIL. Date: March 22 - 23, 2015 Time: 8am - 3pm Venue: Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar ...
Doha, Qatar, 25 February 2015 — Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid, Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, ...
Second annual symposium to highlight new approaches to valuable data extraction, provide students with insight into machine learning
Fun Filled Activities Designed To Raise Awareness Of Local Culture And The Foundation’s Many Initiatives