Dr. Kareem Darwish

Kareem Darwish
Senior Scientist
Arabic Language Technologies
+(974) 4454 0628

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Research Focus at QCRI


Kareem Darwish is a senior scientist at QCRI with interest in information retrieval, digital libraries, and natural language processing. 

Previous Experience

He finished his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003 under the supervision of Douglas W. Oard. He worked as a researcher at the Cairo Microsoft Innovation Lab and the IBM Human Language Technologies group in Cairo. He also taught in the Electrical Engineering Department at the German University in Cairo and the Faculty of Computer and Informatics at Cairo University. He supervised/mentored many Masters students, research assistants, and research engineers. Many of them have moved on to prestigious graduate programs at Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, Dublin City University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and Columbia University. He has also established three startups in the areas of electronic publishing, news aggregation, and audio production. He joined QCRI in February 2011 as the founding member of the ALT group. 

 

Professional Experience

 A senior scientist at QCRI with interest in information retrieval, digital libraries, and natural language processing, Kareem Darwish consulted with Kevric, a bioinformatics firm in Maryland, and worked as a researcher at the Cairo Microsoft Innovation Lab and the IBM Human Language Technologies group in Cairo. He also taught in the Electrical Engineering Department at the German University in Cairo and the Faculty of Computer and Informatics at Cairo University.

 

 

Professional Associations and Awards

 

Education

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003
MS, Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park,1999 
BS, Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park,1995

Selected Research

 

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In the Media

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Cyber security experts advise caution after attacks

16/05/2017

Cyber security experts in Qatar and the region have advised caution and not to access any emails or other information from unknown sources, following the recent wave of cyber attacks across the world...

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People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests

28/03/2017

As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing “Kumbayah” or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior? A new study, based upon the virtual actions of more than 80,000 players of the ...

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Computer vision research aims to identify overweight people from social media face photos

16/03/2017

Researchers from MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute have developed a novel new facility in the current rush of interest towards computer vision – an algorithm that can identify overweight...

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Upcoming Events

Past Events

2017

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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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QCRI-MIT CSAIL Annual Research Project Review 2017

Download ICS File 27/03/2017 ,

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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MLDAS 2017

(MLDAS 2017) Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium

Download ICS File 13/03/2017  - 14/03/2017 , Qatar National Convention Centre

Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2017 Building on the success of the three previous events , Boeing and QCRI will hold the Fourth Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (...

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News Releases

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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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QCRI summer 2017 internship applications open

11/03/2017

The Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Hamad bin Khalifa University, has announced that applications for its summer internship program have opened. The internships are being offered to ...

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MIT-CSAIL's Patrick Winston: 'AI is not a threat'

05/03/2017

Artificial intelligence expert tells Qatar audience that humans should not consider AI to be a major threat to their existence but should use it to enhance it.

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