Majd Abbar

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Director of Business Development and Commercialization.
Management
+(974) 4454 2953

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Having worked for many years to Arabize the Microsoft Operating Systems, I was very excited to join QCRI in its efforts to provide the Arabic speaking world with enriched Arabic content.

Research Focus at QCRI

Majd is a senior scientist at QCRI focused on establishing and driving the Arabic Digital Content enrichment initiative to improve the current state of the Arabic Online content and the user experience of the Arabic Internet users.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining QCRI, Majd established the Bi-Directional Windows Localization team at Microsoft Corporation and was responsible for the release of multiple international versions of Microsoft Windows as well as the creation of the Emerging Markets team for Windows International. In addition, Majd was responsible for the strategic language planning for the Microsoft Desktop Applications and the overall Windows and Windows Live International’s Outsourcing Strategy.

Professional Experience

  • Microsoft Corporation / Windows and Windows Live International / Senior International Group Program Manager / Business Management / 2007 – 2012
  • Microsoft Corporation / Windows International / Localization Futures / Senior International Program Manager / 2004 – 2007
  • Microsoft Corporation / Windows International / Senior Localization Program Manager / 1997 – 2004
  • Microsoft Corporation / Middle East Products Development Group / Test and Localization Program Manager / 1993 – 1997

Professional Associations and Awards

 

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration in MIS from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC Canada - 1995
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University, SD USA - 1990

Selected Research

 

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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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2017

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QCRI’s Creative Space holds Open House event for kids

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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

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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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News Releases

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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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