Data Analytics

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QCRI’s Data Analytics department's research expertise transcends the data science stack - from data extraction and cleaning to analytics, retrieval, inference and prediction.  The group expresses its research by publishing in the world’s leading computer science conferences and journals, and through engineering prototype software systems that are being used by researchers and practitioners worldwide.  More specifically the group is working on the following projects:

- RHEEM is the world’s first cross-platform system which seamlessly decouples data science application tasks from their underlying execution platform. Users specify data analytical tasks, and the RHEEM platform will automatically decide on which combination of platforms to execute the tasks on. The RHEEM platform includes ML4ALL, a machine learning suite that is specifically designed for big data.

- The Data Civilizer project, in partnership with MIT, is carrying out research to resolve a core bottleneck facing all data-rich organizations – how to automatically extract knowledge from thousands of heterogeneous data sources that are scattered throughout an enterprise. The technology developed as part of a project is being used by a large pharmaceutical company for data integration and analysis.

- The Kharita map inference algorithm infers road networks from noisy GPS traces in real time. Kharita is being used to automatically update maps in environments witnessing rapid changes and where existing map and navigation applications quickly become out-of-sync with the ground realities.

- Rayyan is a sophisticated and fast-growing text retrieval system for carrying out systematic reviews in the medical domain. Researchers use Rayyan to efficiently evaluate competing claims regarding a medical hypothesis under investigation.

The Data Analytics department has also established deep research partnerships with The Boeing Company and Qatar Airways in the areas of predictive maintenance and cargo prediction.



Research Director

Dr. Sanjay Chawla

QCRI provides an ideal environment to conduct high-impact research which can transcend disciplinary boundaries.
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Principal Scientist


Dr. Halima Bensmail

Leadership is the most important factor that attracted me to QCRI. Need for creativity is the second factor. Innovation is a very important factor at QCRI. At QCRI we are being challenged continuously, we have been asked to think big. We are supposed to do research with applications that are of great impact, nationally and internationally.
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Principal Scientist

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Dr. Mourad Ouzzani

To be part of something different than what I had been used to at Purdue University and contribute to the first computing research institution in the region.
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MIT/QCRI system uses machine learning to build road maps

22/04/2018

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2018

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QCRI Summer Internship Program

Download ICS File 06/05/2018  - 05/07/2018 , Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex

Each year, Qatar Computing Research Institute organizes a summer internship program for undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering and other disciplines. The internship is unpaid, and QCRI does not provide any visa support.

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Public Talk by Prof. Regina Barzilay "Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text"

Download ICS File 27/03/2018 ,

Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text A talk by Professor Regina Barzilay, MIT CSAIL Winner of 2017 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ At Education City Student ...

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QCRI & MIT-CSAIL Annual Project Review 2018

Download ICS File 27/03/2018 ,

Executive Overview Sessions Open to public Date:    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Time:    9:00AM – 3:00PM Venue:  HBKU Research Complex Multipurpose Room To view full agenda, please click here . To RSVP, ...

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Oxford University’s computing chief to visit Qatar for QCAI launch

26/08/2018

Multi award-winning scientist Prof. Michael Wooldridge scheduled to hold public lecture on Sunday, September 9.

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QCRI announces 2018 summer camps for kids

09/07/2018

Register soon as places fill quickly.

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QCRI to launch Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI)

14/05/2018

Initiative plans to ramp up development of artificial intelligence technologies to position Qatar as a global leader in AI.

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