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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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Major efforts are underway to boost Arabic online content in Qatar

16/12/2012

QCRI, Taghreedat organize successful event with Google, YouTube, Twitter reaching out to the local community about Arabic language content online. Over 400 community members gathered at the Arabic YouTube Tweetup looking to contribute online content.

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Head of QCRI receives distinguished professional honor

11/12/2012

Ahmed Elmagarmid named ACM Fellow

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QCRI promotes video creation to bolster Arabic language content on the web

10/12/2012

QCRI partners with Taghreedat to organize Arabic YouTube Tweetup helping to drive online content

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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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Study: On Twitter, you're better off fact-checking your crazy uncle than a complete stranger

12/09/2017

A new study has found what many of us have always thought to be true: We are more likely to accept correction from people we know than strangers. The  study , conducted by researchers at Cornell, ...

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Artificial intelligence suggests recipes based on food photos

25/07/2017

There are few things social media users love more than flooding their feeds with photos of food. Yet we seldom use these images for much more than a quick scroll on our cellphones. Researchers from ...

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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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QCRI-MIT CSAIL Annual Research Project Review 2017

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The QCRI – MIT CSAIL Annual Research Project Review is open to the public on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the HBKU Research Complex Multipurpose Room. The annual meeting is a highlight of a ...

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QCRI's Ingmar Weber wins UN award for joint gender equality research

21/09/2017

Joint research undertaken by Dr. Ingmar Weber of Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, along with scientists from Oxford and Princeton universities, has won a ...

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Qatar girls embrace technology to tackle obesity

11/09/2017

Mothers are also more likely to use social media to learn about a healthy lifestyle than fathers, new study finds.

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QCRI’s summer internship program kicks off

07/05/2017

The Qatar Computing Research Institute’s 2017 summer internship program is underway. This year’s program involves computer science and computer engineering students from Carnegie Mellon University, ...

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