Ahmed Ali

Ahmed Ali
Principal Software Engineer
Arabic Language Technologies
+(974) 4454 1440

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I am very excited to be a part of QCRI and have the chance to build unique Arabic technology for speech recognition and for education as a whole.

Research Focus at QCRI

At QCRI, Ahmed works on speech recognition in Arabic. Similar to previous work, Ahmed is focusing on the applied research part for the technology addressing the transcription and education sector. 

Previous Experience

Prior to joining QCRI, Ahmed worked on several projects that focused on speech technology, including acoustic modeling and language modeling for different languages. He worked for Nuance in Cambridge, MA in voicemail to text transcription from 2006-2011, addressing the design and architecture for the ASR system. Before Nuance, Ahmed worked for six years at different IBM labs for speech technology, including two years at Watson labs.

Ahmed serves as technical lead for various committees, such as the e-Bag Project within the Supreme Education Council-Qatar; and has served as a mentor for the New York University- Abu Dhabi Hackathon.

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Cyber security experts advise caution after attacks

16/05/2017

Cyber security experts in Qatar and the region have advised caution and not to access any emails or other information from unknown sources, following the recent wave of cyber attacks across the world...

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People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests

28/03/2017

As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing “Kumbayah” or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior? A new study, based upon the virtual actions of more than 80,000 players of the ...

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Computer vision research aims to identify overweight people from social media face photos

16/03/2017

Researchers from MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute have developed a novel new facility in the current rush of interest towards computer vision – an algorithm that can identify overweight...

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Upcoming Events

Past Events

2017

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QCRI’s Creative Space holds Open House event for kids

Download ICS File 20/05/2017 ,

The Qatar Computing Research Institute’s new Creative Space, which conducts fun activities to teach children computing skills, has successfully held its first Open House event. About 100 children ...

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QCRI-MIT CSAIL Annual Research Project Review 2017

Download ICS File 27/03/2017 ,

The QCRI – MIT CSAIL Annual Research Project Review is open to the public on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the HBKU Research Complex Multipurpose Room. The annual meeting is a highlight of a ...

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MLDAS 2017

(MLDAS 2017) Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium

Download ICS File 13/03/2017  - 14/03/2017 , Qatar National Convention Centre

Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2017 Building on the success of the three previous events , Boeing and QCRI will hold the Fourth Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (...

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QCRI’s summer internship program kicks off

07/05/2017

The Qatar Computing Research Institute’s 2017 summer internship program is underway. This year’s program involves computer science and computer engineering students from Carnegie Mellon University, ...

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QCRI summer 2017 internship applications open

11/03/2017

The Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Hamad bin Khalifa University, has announced that applications for its summer internship program have opened. The internships are being offered to ...

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MIT-CSAIL's Patrick Winston: 'AI is not a threat'

05/03/2017

Artificial intelligence expert tells Qatar audience that humans should not consider AI to be a major threat to their existence but should use it to enhance it.

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