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Global experts discuss cybercrime pandemic at Annual Research Conference

17/11/2013

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC ’13) will bring together distinguished researchers and experts to discuss the growing dependence on computing and networking technologies by the world’s economies, and the unprecedented security concerns and risk this has to a nation’s cyber infrastructure. For the first time at the annual conference, organised by Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), cyber security as a large-scale research challenge will be addressed in-depth through discussions and debates on risks, emerging threats and opportunities.

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QFI and QCRI launch mobile app to increase knowledge of Arabic

09/10/2013

In an effort to make Arabic more accessible to those unfamiliar with the language, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) recently launched Madar Al-Huruf ...

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QCRI’s summer internship programme comes to an end

18/09/2013

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) commemorated the end of a successful 2013 summer internship programme on Wednesday with a closing ceremony and speech from guest speaker Dr. Tarek El Fouly, from the College of Engineering at Qatar University.

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QCRI and Al Jazeera launch predictive web analytics platform for news

04/08/2013

New platform developed by QCRI and Al Jazeera can predict visits to news articles by taking cues from social media

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QCRI works with EML to improve Arabic speech recognition systems

31/07/2013

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and EML European Media Laboratory, Heidelberg (Germany), have combined efforts to advance very large vocabulary speech recognition technology and systems for Arabic. The result of the cooperation will be an automatic Arabic language transcription system.

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QCRI partners with the University of Chicago to promote using data skills for social good

30/06/2013

Catalyzing positive social change through advanced computing research

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QCRI invites applicants for summer internships

08/05/2013

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) will be kicking off its 2013 summer internship program soon, and invites computer science and computer engineering students to apply. The intensive two-month internship program provides students with the opportunity to work closely with top researchers, and receive practical work experience based on their studies. Applications will be accepted until May 12, 2013.

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Presenting a Vision for the Future of Humanitarian Technology

31/03/2013

Dr Patrick Meier, Director of Social Innovation at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and the world’s foremost expert on humanitarian technology, explores the rise of digital humanitarian response and how new technologies are reshaping the humanitarian space in an upcoming talk.

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QCRI and Boeing to collaborate on Data Analytics Research

24/03/2013

Joint project will seek to identify patterns in large data streams

Research collaboration broadens Boeing engagement in Qatar, strengthens relationship with Qatar Foundation

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QCRI develops automated Geotagger for the World Bank

19/03/2013

QCRI's data analytics team develops an automated Geotagger system that geocodes all Bank-financed projects based on project documentation. The system helps geocode and map vast amounts of current, historic and pipeline project data to help better monitor and improve the impact of development assistance. It was designed in collaboration with major global aid organizations.

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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