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News Reports on Social Computing Roundtable

04/04/2011

Publications through the Gulf region reported on the Social Computing Roundtable sponsored by QCRI and held April 2-3 in Doha, Qatar.

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Interview with Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid in Alarab (in Arabic)

02/03/2011

Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid, Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), speaks with Alarab about computing research in Qatar.

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Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-2016

15/02/2011

Address by Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim at Carnegie Mellon University branch campus in Education City, February 15, 2011.

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Yahoo Safely initiative extends to Qatar

09/02/2011

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and Qatar Academy, members of Qatar Foundation, and Yahoo! Inc., are collaborating to extend the Yahoo! Safely global initiative to Qatar, aimed at fostering safer online experiences for Qatari youth.

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QCRI, Qatar Academy unveil safe net surfing initiative

09/02/2011

The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Qatar Academy (QA) and Yahoo! Inc. have joined hands to extend the ‘Yahoo! safety global initiative’ in Qatar. The initiative, aimed at educating children how to safely surf the Internet and protect their personal information, was showcased at the Qatar Academy on Tuesday.

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QCRI, Qatar Academy team up for Yahoo! global initiative

09/02/2011

The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and Qatar Academy, members of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), are collaborating to extend the Yahoo! Safely global initiative into Qatar, demonstrating the commitment of all three organizations to fostering safer online experiences for Qatari youth.

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Qatar forum to debate importance of Arabic in digital age

19/01/2011

Manama: The growing importance to the Arabic language in the digital age will figure high on the agenda of a forum in Qatar on enhancing Arabic natural-language processing technologies.

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Experts meet to enhance Arabic language for IT

17/01/2011

DOHA: Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is presently hosting 20 renowned scientists to discuss how its recently formed Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) can take a proactive role in enhancing Arabic natural language processing technologies.

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QCRI aims to boost Qatar’s knowledge economy

14/12/2010

The new Qatar Computing Research Institute, which opened its doors in October, took part in the Qatar Foundation’s first annual Research Forum in Doha this week, to discuss research programs and initiatives undertaken by national stakeholders, universities, international partners and multinational companies.

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Qatar Computing Research Institute now operational

19/08/2010

The Qatar Foundation (QF) has announced that the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) is now up and running and is recruiting researchers.

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Entrevista con Luis Fernández Luque, cofundador de Salumedia e investigador del Qatar Computing Research Institute

08/01/2018

Si quiere buscar un ejemplo de ciudadano del mundo, de los que al cabo del año vive y trabaja desde numerosos países, y a través de internet, esté donde esté, desarrolla en remoto actividades para ...

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Gene fusion shifts cell activity into high gear, causing some cancer

04/01/2018

The fusion of two adjacent genes can cause cancer by kicking mitochondria into overdrive and increasing the amount of fuel available for rampant cell growth, researchers at Columbia University ...

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QCRI team wins SUMMA BBC #NewsHack 'Best Audience Experience' prize

13/12/2017

Congratulations to Ahmed Ali, Yifan Zhang and Fahim Dalvi for winning the prize of the “Best Audience Experience” category at the news hack hosted by SUMMA and BBC in London on 21-22 November with ...

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Events

2017

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QCRI's Creative Space launches free after-school computing courses for teenagers

Download ICS File 01/11/2017  - 20/12/2018 ,

We offer an App Inventor Course in Arabic for students aged 13-15 and an Arduino Programming Course in English for students aged 14-18. Courses are free. Please register quickly as places are limited.

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Past Events

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QCRI conducts first summer computing camps for kids

Download ICS File 16/07/2017  - 27/07/2017 ,

Children and teenagers have been given a rare chance to develop their computing skills with world-class computing scientists at the first summer computing camp conducted by the Qatar Computing ...

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QCRI’s Creative Space holds Open House event for kids

Download ICS File 20/05/2017 ,

The Qatar Computing Research Institute’s new Creative Space, which conducts fun activities to teach children computing skills, has successfully held its first Open House event. About 100 children ...

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News

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Research by QCRI's Jim Jansen among most influential of decade: top journals

13/12/2017

QCRI Social Computing group's principal scientist achieves rare honor.

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#Halal now a lifestyle definition on Instagram

29/11/2017

The word “halal” is no longer being defined only in a religious context but is becoming a lifestyle term associated with health and fashion around the globe, a new study of Instagram posts led by ...

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QCRI’s Mohamed Mokbel named Distinguished Scientist by world’s largest computing society ACM

21/11/2017

Chief scientist among only 43 scientists globally - and the only one from the Middle East - to be selected for the honor in 2017.

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