Research institutes are vibrant and not always full dusty or abstract thoughts/activities. Every day can be a meander through brilliant ideas, prototypes and new science. March 2016 is gearing up to be research event month in Doha and for Qatar Computing Research Institute. We will be hosting and participating in a number of events. A few new papers are published which might perk interest. Plus, we have an open call for Summer Interns and Post-Docs to come learn with us. Consider this your window into the diversity of activities.
Upcoming Research Events
Most of these events are free. You just need to register in advance.
Annual Machine Learning and Data Analytics workshop (March 14 -15, 2016)
Empower: Reach out to Asia (March 17 – 19, 2016) Theme: Innovation and Youth Social Entrepreneurship (applications to attend are closed)
QCRI will host 3 workshops, have an exhibition booth and I am speaking.
Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (March 22 – 23, 2016)
Seeking Post-Docs – Come work with us
Be a Summer Intern
Are you a local student studying computer science? Every year QCRI hosts students on all kinds of projects. An example from Social Computing is exploring instagram food photos. Applications are due between March 13 – 20, 2016. To learn more, we are hosting an info session:
Explore some research
I work on the Social Computing team. This is a sample of some of the research from 2015.
Exploring Cyberbullying and Other Toxic Behavior in Team Competition Online Games
- http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2702529 (paper)
- http://www.slideshare.net/haewoon/exploring-cyberbullying-and-other-toxic-behavior-in-team-competition-online-games (slide)
Twitter: A Digital Socioscope (book)
You Tweet What You Eat: Studying Food Consumption Through Twitter
The Mesh of Civilizations in the Global Network of Digital Communication
Processing Social Media Messages in Mass Emergency: A Survey
Surveillance & Modesty on Social Media: How Qataris Navigate Modernity and Maintain Tradition
We’ll try and sleep in April, but until then, time to keep exploring and learning.[Credit: Book icon courtesy of Alex Tai, Noun Project]