Resources >‏ News >‏ News Details

News Details

Boeing partners with QCRI to host fifth annual MLDAS

Publication Date:
QCRI's Ahmed Elmagarmid at MLDAS 2017 (2).jpg
The Boeing Company and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) will host the fifth annual Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (MLDAS) in Qatar.

This year’s event will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre on Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13. Experts will discuss their latest research in fields as diverse as data mining, signal processing, human-centric machine learning, acoustics and facial recognition technology.

The speakers will include Stanford University’s Prof. Benjamin Van Roy, who will speak on the benefits of gathering “smart data” rather than relying on passively accumulating “big data”.

Georgia Institute of Technology’s Prof. Branislav Vidakovic, a pioneer in the use of wavelets for signal processing, will discuss his latest work on wavelet-based scaling indices for machine learning. Dr. Seema Chopra, a Technical Lead at Boeing Research and Technology, will explore refining frameworks that enable humans to interact with machine learning models. And QCRI’s Jisun An will discuss her work on some of the opportunities and limitations of facial detection technology.

“Machine learning is the fastest growing field in engineering and science, because it is used in every field. Therefore, it is no surprise that this event transformed from a small 30-person event in 2014 to the largest machine learning and data analytics forum in the Middle East. We hope that creating an opportunity for the free exchange of ideas, such as MLDAS, will inspire innovation, improve industry and the community as a whole,” said Bernard Dunn, President of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid, Executive Director, QCRI, described the symposium as an extension of a partnership in research and application, including a collaboration to jointly develop predictive aircraft maintenance technology, between QCRI and Boeing.

“We have enjoyed building a dynamic partnership with Boeing since 2013, and this annual event with experts presenting the latest research in machine learning and data analytics builds on that,” Dr Elmagarmid said.

The MLDAS symposium is open to students, researchers and industry experts from around the world.

Follow Us

  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • RSS Feed
  • Linkedin
  • github-web.png
Back to Top

In the Media

Economist story pic.JPG

Improving disaster response efforts through data


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 ...

Read More

Yazan Wired story pic.jpg

Your sloppy bitcoin drug deals will haunt you for years


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 ...

Read More

Luis Luque El Correo.jpg

Entrevista con Luis Fernández Luque, cofundador de Salumedia e investigador del Qatar Computing Research Institute


Si quiere buscar un ejemplo de ciudadano del mundo, de los que al cabo del año vive y trabaja desde numerosos países, y a través de internet, esté donde esté, desarrolla en remoto actividades para ...

Read More



Eman interns pic 2017.jpg

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.

Read More

Past Events


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 ...

Read More


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, ...

Read More


Issa Khalil cyber.jpg

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


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

Read More

Daniela Rus CSAIL (2).JPG

MIT-CSAIL researchers visit Doha for annual QCRI research meeting


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.

Read More


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


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

Read More