Dr. Xiaosong Ma

Dr, Xaiosong Ma 
Senior Scientist
Distributed Systems

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I am fortunate to be part of QCRI's experiments in conducting solid, problem-driven, and impact-oriented research in computer science and engineering

Research Focus at QCRI

At QCRI, Xiaosong works on high-performance computing and storage systems, workload study and benchmarking, as well as cloud computing. Her primary goal is to provide an efficient (performance wise and cost wise) infrastructure to support the diverse data-intensive workloads important to QCRI and other QF research institutes. Specifically, recent explorations include HPC in the cloud, SSD provisioning and management for data centers, creating effective workload/dataset benchmarks to assist R&D without disclosing sensitive information, and hybrid memory management in virtual computing environments. 

Previous Experience

Before joining QCRI, Xiaosong Ma was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, where she advised 7 PhD students and 12 MS students. She has published over 60 conference/journal papers, and received multiple awards, including the CS@UIUC Alumni Distinguished Educator Award, and both the NSF and DOE CAREER Awards. Xiaosong received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003, and her B.S. from Peking University in 1997, both in computer science.

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In the Media

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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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Upcoming 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

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

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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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News Releases

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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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