Twitter Data Mining Reveals the Origins of Support for Islamic State, MIT Technology Review, March 2015.
The Emergency Science of Human-Data Interaction, MIT Technology Review, January 2015.
10 Stories That Will Drive The Global Agenda in 2015, UN Dispatch, January 2015.
Data Mining Reveals How News Coverage Varies Around the Word, MIT Technology Review, October 2014.
'Where's Waldo' … but for Science, CNN, September 2014.
Can an Algorithm Solve Twitter’s Credibility Problem?, The New Yorker, 2014.
Lies are everywhere on the Internet. But this free tool could potentially fight them, The Washington Post, May 2014.
This handy Chrome plugin tells you which tweets you can trust, Daily Dot, 2014.
Using Twitter to track political polarisation in Egypt, Al Jazeera, October 2013.
Qatar-based team develops software that predicts the popularity of news stories, Doha News, August 2013.
Nowhere to hide: The next manhunt will be crowdsourced, New Scientist, 2013.
Why QCRI? A question I asked myself when first invited to visit. My career path has been one of trying out new things, taking a direction very different from the one before, experiencing the new – cultures, challenges, opportunities. I was looking for the ‘next big thing’ to try. Once I visited here, the question became ‘Why not QCRI?’ And, when I was offered the opportunity to head Social Computing, my reaction was ‘Wow, QCRI!’
Storing, managing, retrieving, and mining Big Data is one of the most difficult computing challenges of our times. Along with my colleagues in the Data Analytics Group at QCRI, I am interested in enabling end-users to utilize large datasets to the fullest by designing infrastructure and algorithms, and applying data and text mining techniques.
For many people, it is difficult to imagine conducting the daily business of life without the assistance of the Web and Internet. My research interest is in making this interaction among people, technology, and information even better through applied research. QCRI is the place to do this type of research!
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