Dr. Haewoon Kwak

Haewoon
Scientist
Social Computing
"QCRI is a young, innovative research lab. I meet great colleagues here."

Research Focus at QCRI

Haewoon's focus at QCRI is news analytics and game analytics. 

Previous Experience

- Software developer at Initech, Korea (2003-2005)

- Researcher at Telefonica Research, Spain (2012-2013)


Professional Experience

Professional Associations and Awards

  •  Chair of online social networks and graph analysis track at World Wide Web 2016 conference

Education

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, KAIST (South Korea) August 2011
  • M.S. Computer Science, KAIST (South Korea) August 2007
  • B.S. Computer Science, KAIST (South Korea) February 2006

Selected Research

"What is Twitter, a social network or a news media?" H Kwak, C Lee, H Park, S Moon. Proceedings of the 19th international conference on World wide web, 591-600, 2010 (4,700+ times cited)

"STFU NOOB!: predicting crowdsourced decisions on toxic behavior in online games” J Blackburn, H Kwak. Proceedings of the 23rd international conference on World Wide Web, 877-888, 2014

"Exploring Cyberbullying and Other Toxic Behavior in Team Competition Online Games" H Kwak, J Blackburn, S Han, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2015

 

 




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In the Media

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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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Reading a neural network’s mind

12/12/2017

Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing huge sets of training data, have been responsible for the most impressive recent advances in artificial intelligence, ...

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CSAIL hosts annual meeting highlighting innovative collaboration with QCRI

10/10/2017

This year CSAIL celebrates five years of collaboration with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), an esteemed research institute that’s part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha. This ...

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Upcoming 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 Releases

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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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