Lolwa Al Maadid

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Software Engineer
Distributed Systems
+(974) 4454 0626

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Since the Startup of Qatar Computing Research Institute with great aims, Lolwa believed that QCRI will have a great value to the community and to the whole world.

Research Focus at QCRI

Working in several computing positions in the government of Qatar, Lolwa thinks that cloud computing can save countries time and money in a more efficient way. A cloud for Qatar is not an option, it is a must have. From that point, Lolwa’s current research focus is on Cloud computing.

Previous Experience

Before QCRI, Lolwa worked for six years in software development at several government institutes. Lolwa Worked at Qatar University starting as a programmer then as a consultant from 2004 until 2008 when she started working as the Head of the IT unit at the National Human Rights Committee.

Professional Experience

  • National Human Rights Committee, Head of IT Unit, 2008 – 2010
  • Qatar University, Application Consultant, 2004 – 2008

Professional Associations and Awards

  • The original, first and sole inventor of ”REAL-TIME SOLAR OBSERVATIONS” further identified as U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 13/211,153 filed August 16, 2011
  • Certificate Of Appreciation from the President of Qatar University for the implementation of the Oracle E-Business Suite Project (2005-2006)

Education

  • MBA, Qatar University, 2007
  • BS in Computer Science, Qatar University, 2004

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In the Media

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MIT/QCRI system uses machine learning to build road maps

22/04/2018

Map apps may have changed our world, but they still haven’t mapped all of it yet. Specifically, mapping roads can be difficult and tedious: even after taking aerial images, companies still have to ...

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Improving disaster response efforts through data

08/02/2018

Extreme weather events put the most vulnerable communities at high risk. How can data analytics strengthen early warning systems and and support relief efforts for communities in need? The size and ...

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Your sloppy bitcoin drug deals will haunt you for years

28/01/2018

Perhaps you bought some illegal narcotics on the Silk Road half a decade ago, back when that digital black market for every contraband imaginable was still online and bustling. You might already ...

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Upcoming Events

2018

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QCRI Summer Internship Program

Download ICS File 06/05/2018  - 05/07/2018 , Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex

Each year, Qatar Computing Research Institute organizes a summer internship program for undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering and other disciplines. The internship is unpaid, and QCRI does not provide any visa support.

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Past Events

Regina

Public Talk by Prof. Regina Barzilay "Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text"

Download ICS File 27/03/2018 ,

Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text A talk by Professor Regina Barzilay, MIT CSAIL Winner of 2017 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ At Education City Student ...

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QCRI & MIT-CSAIL Annual Project Review 2018

Download ICS File 27/03/2018 ,

Executive Overview Sessions Open to public Date:    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Time:    9:00AM – 3:00PM Venue:  HBKU Research Complex Multipurpose Room To view full agenda, please click here . To RSVP, ...

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News Releases

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QCRI and Turkish scientists to build pre-emptive cyber security platform

10/04/2018

Project to build defensive platform to detect emerging cyberattacks awarded $1.65m grant.

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MIT-CSAIL researchers visit Doha for annual QCRI research meeting

25/03/2018

Meeting updates joint research projects between the two institutions and will feature 'genius grant' recipient Prof. Regina Barzilay, who uses AI to detect cancer, as keynote speaker.

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QCRI’s Advanced Transcription System snares ARC’18 Best Innovation Award

19/03/2018

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser presents accolade for system that automatically converts speech to text using state-of-the-art speech recognition techniques.

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