The CSAIL-Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) research collaboration was a medium for knowledge joint-creation, transfer, and exchange of expertise between MIT-CSAIL and QCRI scientists. Scientists from both organizations undertook a variety of core computer science research projects -- database management, Arabic language technology, new paradigms for social computing, and data visualization, etc., with the goal of developing innovative solutions that can have a broad and meaningful impact. The agreement also offered CSAIL researchers and students exposure to the unique challenges in the Gulf region. Scientists at QCRI benefited from the expertise of MIT’s eminent faculty and researchers through joint research projects to help enable QCRI to realize its vision to become a premier center of computing research regionally and internationally. This program spanned eight successful years and concluded on June 30, 2020.