" I have always been intrigued by new challenges as they provide the best opportunities to make progress in life. By joining QCRI, I accepted the challenge to help build a strong research institute that strives for pursuing world-class research to advance science and technology in the interest of society in a happening part of the World, Qatar.
Dr. Ferda Ofli is a Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute's Social Computing group. Before joining QCRI in 2014, Dr. Ofli was a postdoctoral researcher in the Teleimmersion Lab working with Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). He received B.Sc. degrees both in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Ofli pursued his Ph.D. work in the Multimedia, Vision and Graphics Laboratory (MVGL) at Koç University under supervision of Prof. Engin Erzin, Prof. Yücel Yemez and Prof. A. Murat Tekalp. He received the Graduate Studies Excellence award in 2010 for outstanding academic achievement at Koç University. Dr. Ofli is a member of IEEE and ACM.
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