HBKU's Qatar Computing Research Institute and MIT CSAIL Scientists Assemble for Annual Research Projects Meeting
16 March 2016

Photo Credit: 

Christopher Mackos

The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a national research institute under Hamad bin Khalifa University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) will hold their annual research projects review meeting at the Qatar National Convention Centre on Sunday, March 20 and Monday, March 21. The event will be open to the public on Sunday.

In the fourth of a seven-year agreement, the partnership between QCRI and MIT CSAIL continues to gain momentum, with scientists on each side of the collaboration co-leading multidisciplinary core computer science research projects. The partnership, named the Computer Science Research Program, is a medium for knowledge transfer and the exchange of expertise, as well as a platform to engage and train young researchers who are helping to build Qatar's research capacity.

The annual research projects meeting will review the partnership's eight main collaborative computing projects: Video Magnification and Video Comparison for Sports, Content-Adaptive Video Retargeting, Cross-Cloud: Phase 2, Understanding and Identifying Cultural Identities Across Platforms, Data Integration, Speech and Language Processing for Arabic, A Vertically-Integrated Approach to Resource-Efficient Shared Computing, and Understanding Health Habits from Social Media Pictures.

Full story:  https://www.zawya.com/story/HBKUs_Qatar_Computing_Research_Institute_and...