Senior Software/Research Engineer @ Social Computing | Qatar Computing Research Institute

I have contributed since 2011 to think, design, and implement various large-scale and real-time platforms for social analytics applied to #News, #Health, #Disaster_Response, and more recently #Urban_Informatics.
I have also acted in PCs of several conferences such as CHI, ICWSM, Digital Health, EDBT, and ER.


H-index: 07

#-citations~200

Selected venues: CHI, WWW, VLDB, ICDE, SIGMOD, SoCG, ICHI...




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2017-02-28
: Our paper on 
"Real-Time Road Traffic Monitoring Via Tweet Grounding" has been accepted in the 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2017) [with Noora Al Emadi, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Fransisco Guzman  and Fabrizio Sebastiani]

2016-10-15
: Our paper on 
"A Multiplex Approach to Urban Mobility" has been accepted in the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and Their Applications 2016. [with Abdelkader Baggag, Tahar Zanouda,  Javier Borge-Holthoefer, and Jaideep Srivastava]

2016-10-12: Invited by Sylabs to give a talk on "Smartcities: from data to applications", in the 6th meet-up of Algiers Innovations, Algiers, Algeria.

2016-07-05: Our paper on "Robustness and Resilience of cities around the world" has been accepted in the 5th International Workshop on Urban Computing 2016 (UrbComp'16) [with Tahar Zanouda and Javier Borge-Holthoefer]

2016-04-05: Our abstract paper on "Influence in food consumption: Will you eat icecream when it rains" has been accepted in the 2nd International Conference on Computational Social Science 2016 (IS2S2'16) [with Yelena Mejova and Ingmar Weber ]

2016-03-23: Our paper on "Privacy and Twitter in Qatar: Traditional Values in the Digital World" has been accepted for publication in the 8th International ACM Web Science Conference 2016 (WebSci'16) [with Norah Abokhodair, Sarah Vieweg, and Yelena Mejova]

2016-03-13
: Our paper on 
"Using Twitter to Understand Public Interest in Climate Change: The Case of Qatar" has been accepted for publication in The International Workshop on Social Media for Environment and Ecological Monitoring (SWEEM'16) in conjunction with AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) [with Tahar Zanouda, Laure Berti-Equille and Javier Borge-Holthoefer]

2016-02-27: Our paper on "Fetishizing Food in Digital Age: ‪#‎foodporn‬ Around the World" has been accepted for publication in The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) [with Yelena Mejova and Hamed Haddadi]

2016-02-03
: Our paper on the impact of international Students in displacing US students from pursuing  higher degrees in science and engineering has been accepted for publication in The Higher Education Policy Journal. [with Antonio and Chase]

2016-01-15: We got three posters accepted at Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum.
  • Qurb: Qatar Urban Analytics. [with Javier, Jaideep and folks from DA group]

  • Real-Time Location Extraction for Social-Media Events in Qatar. [with Noora, Javier and folks from ALT group]

  • Efforts Toward Automatically Identifying Virality Attributes in Arabic Content. [with Sejeong and Jim]