Dr. Kareem Darwish

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

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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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Clickbait, fake news and the power of feeling

23/11/2016

Fake news has dominated post-election headlines, and important questions have been asked: Would Hillary have won had almost a million people not read that Pope Francis had endorsed Trump? (Probably ...

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Do you mukbang? It's the new form of 'social eating'

23/10/2016

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The secret network of political tweeters making debate memes go viral

13/10/2016

In the aftermath of the second presidential debate, Facebook and Twitter lit up with two competing memes. One depicts a smiling Hillary Clinton, with the campaign slogan “I’m with her” superimposed ...

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Upcoming Events

Past Events

2016

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QCRI - IBM Data Science Connect 2016

Download ICS File 16/11/2016 ,

QCRI–IBM Data Science Connect 2016  Doha, Qatar 12.30pm –5:30pm, Wednesday, November 16 HBKU Research Complex, Ground Level Multi-Purpose Room Google Map link to location https://goo.gl/maps/...

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Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC'16)

Download ICS File 22/03/2016  - 23/03/2016 ,

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC’16) will be held on 22nd and 23rd March,2016 at the Qatar National Convention Center. The conference aims to advance Qatar’s ambitious ...

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Coding is Cool 2016

Download ICS File 21/03/2016 , QNCC Room 215-217

Organized by Qatar Computing Research Institute and MIT-Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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News Releases

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IBM Watson scientist visits Qatar to present platform that 'thinks like a human'

16/11/2016

IBM Watson’s chief data scientist Romeo Kienzler has visited the Qatar Computing Research Institute to conduct a workshop on Watson, a question-answering platform that can “think like a human”. Mr ...

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QCRI’s BrailleEasy app launched on iOS store

31/08/2016

BrailleEasy, a custom one-handed Braille keyboard developed by the Qatar Computing Research Institute, is now available on the iOS App Store. The Braille keyboard was developed by Barbara Šepič, ...

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QCRI researcher jointly develops new film-making technique

17/07/2016

 A scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a division of Hamad bin Khalifa University, has jointly developed technology that can recreate films and portraits in the style of ...

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