Dr. Alberto Barrón-Cedeño


Scientist
Arabic Language Technologies

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QCRI represents a great opportunity to work side by side with high-class researchers on language technologies that have impact all-around the globe.

Research Focus at QCRI

Alberto is a Scientist in QCRI’s Arabic Language Technologies group. He is interested in the development of technology for the analysis and exploitation of (multilingual) text.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining QCRI, Alberto worked at the Talp Research Center, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain), where he was an ERCIM Alain Bensoussan fellow.

Alberto has been involved in various European and Spanish projects on natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine translation. He has co-authored 5 journal papers and over 25 conference papers in top venues. Alberto has also co-organised various editions of the PAN Evaluation Labs on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse at CLEF. In addition, he serves as a committee member in journals such as Knowledge-based Systems (Elsevier) and Language Resources and Evaluation (Springer), as well as international conferences such as ACM's SIGIR and EMNLP.

Alberto received a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), and a MS and BS in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

 

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Can AI Put An End To Fake News? Don't Be So Sure

07/10/2018

Fake news was the Collin’s word of the year for 2017 with good reason. In a year where politics-as-usual was torn apart at the seams, high-profile scandals rocked our faith in humanity and the ...

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MIT/QCRI system uses machine learning to build road maps

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Improving disaster response efforts through data

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2019

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“The Future of Higher Education in the Age of Technological Disruption” by CMU President Dr. Farnam Jahanian

Download ICS File 24/03/2019 ,

Dr. Farnam Jahanian, the President of Carnegie Mellon University, will deliver a public lecture, “The Future of Higher Education in the Age of Technological Disruption” at CMU’s Qatar campus on Sunday, March 24.

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QCRI - MIT CSAIL 2019 Annual Project Review

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Executive Overview Sessions Open to publi Date: March 25, 2019 Time: 10:15AM - 5:15PM Venue: Hamad Bin Khalia Reseach Complex Multipurpose Room To view agenda, please click here . To RSVP to this ...

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"Learning to See" Public talk by Professor Antonio Torralba (MIT-CSAIL)

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Visit by Antonio Torralba, who teaches machines to automate tasks that a human visual system can accomplish, is part of annual spring research update between QCRI and MIT-CSAIL.

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QCRI and iMMAP announce Memorandum of Understanding

03/03/2019

Pact aims to apply data analysis and artificial intelligence techniques to solve humanitarian problems.

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UNDP partners with QCRI to use AI for social good

11/02/2019

Qatar forum on leveraging AI to solve humanitarian problems fills to capacity.

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Renowned computing expert C. Mohan to bust blockchain myths in Qatar talk

22/01/2019

Well-known inventor of database recovery algorithms to deliver keynote at QCRI's first blockchain workshop.

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