Projects

Current Projects
  • AIDR (Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response).  In collaboration with the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN International Children’s Fund (UNICEF). AIDR combines human computing with artificial intelligence to automatically identify relevant information in very large volumes of tweets and text messages (SMS). AIDR is also powering our Artificial Intelligence for Resilient Societies (AIRS) and Artificial Intelligence for Monitoring Elections (AIME) platforms (both under development).
  • MicroMappers (Microtasking Apps for Disaster Response). In collaboration with OCHA. MicroMappers is a collection of microtasking apps called Clickers used to crowdsource the analysis of tweets, text messages, Instagram pictures, Youtube videos, satellite imagery as well as UAV/aerial imagery. We combine AIDR and MicroMappers to take humanitarian technologies to the next level. MicroMappers is also being used to support wildlife protection efforts, human rights and soon archaeological research in the region.
  • Verily (Crowdsourced Verification for Disaster Response). In partnership with the Masdar Institute’s Social Computing and Artificial Intelligence Lab. Using time-critical crowdsourcing to rapidly verify information posted on social media during disasters. Collaborators include humanitarian organizations and high profile international news organizations.
  • TweetCred (Automatically Predicting Credibility of Tweets). In collaboration with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi.
  • Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators). In collaboration with multiple partners. UAViators promotes Big Data solutions for aerial imagery analysis and facilitates the safe & responsible use of UAVs in a wide range of humanitarian settings. UAViators was recently endorsed by the United Nations.
  • Internet Response League (Using Massive Multiplayer Online Games to make sense of "Big Data" during disasters). In collaboration with the United Nations.
  • Digital Humanitarians (Optimizing Organizational Processes for Digital Disaster Response). In collaboration with Microsoft Research and the Standby Volunteer Task Force (SBTF).
  • Twitter Analytics (Capturing Real-Time Socio-Economic Trends). In collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Egypt.

P
rojects Under Consideration
  • AIDR/SMS to support social good initiatives in Doha.
  • MicroMappers & SkyBox Satellite Imagery to support the landrigts of indigenous communities in South America.
  • MicroMappers & Drones for Good to support marine biologist efforts to estimate the unique Dugong population in the Arabian Gulf.
  • MicroMappers & Drones for Good to support archaeologists in the region by analyzing and protecting important archaeological sites.
  • Mobile Analytics (Analyzing Call Record Data for Social Impact). In collaboration with Vodafone Qatar and Flowminder.
Completed Projects

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A Digital Companion

03/02/2016

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How Digital Humanitarians Are Closing the Gaps In Worldwide Disaster Response

01/02/2016

It is now commonplace for people around the world to use social media during emergencies, and the volume of online information coupled with its rapid arrival is becoming increasingly overwhelming to ...

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CMU-Q to host regional 24-hour hackathon

21/01/2016

DOHA: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) will host its first regional 24-hour hackathon from Friday at the university’s campus in Education City.  The CarnegieApps Hackathon is an annual ...

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Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2016

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Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2016 Building on the success of MLDAS 2015 and MLDAS 2014 , The Third Machine Learning and Data Analytics (MLDAS) Symposium , will be held on ...

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QCRI-MIT CSAIL Annual Meeting 2016

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Open invitation to attend the annual research project review meeting by QCRI and MIT- CSAIL. Executive overview sessions will highlight our eight main collaborative projects: Understanding Health ...

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Self-Driving Cars Are Coming - Public Talk by Daniela Rus

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Abstract: We spend a lot of time in out cars, yet this is a part of our lives where we have been vulnerable to the world's leading cause of bodily harm. Now, the digitization of practically ...

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QCRI Humanitarian Technology Becomes First from the Middle East to Win the Open Source Software World Challenge Grand Prize

07/12/2015

Doha, December 6, 2015 – Qatar Computing Research Institute, one of Hamad bin Khalifa University’s three specialized national research institutes, recently won the esteemed Open Source Software World...

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Qatar Computing Research Institute Welcomes New Batch of Students to Summer Internship Programme

02/06/2015

Hands-On Programme Offers Undergraduate Students An Opportunity To Conduct Research And Gain Real-World Experience Doha, Qatar, 02 June 2015 - Enjoying its fourth consecutive year of success, the ...

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Dr Farnam Jahanian joins Qatar Computing Research Institute's Scientific Advisory Committee

27/05/2015

The Provost of Carnegie Mellon University Brings A Wealth Of Knowledge And Expertise To Qatar Foundation-Based Research Institute

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