Abdelkader Lattab

 
Senior Software Engineer
Social Computing

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Research Focus at QCRI

 Prior to joining QCRI, Abdelkader worked as a software architect of research and educational simulation systems for industry and universities in Australia. He designed the Thomson Reuters News Media API which is now being used for users in Australia. He played a major role in building a unique power plant simulator across South East Asia.

At QCRI, he has been actively working on processing data in real time using distributed stream computing platforms such as Apache Storm. His work also focuses on building mobile health apps for intervention for weight-loss among children with obesity or weight loss and diabetes. He graduated from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Previous Experience

2007-2013
Senior Software Engineer
Smart Services, Collaborative and Research Center, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia

2000-2007
Senior Software Engineer
Costec Simulation Pty Ltd Sydney, Australia

1995-2000
Project Engineer
R&D TechComm International Simulation Sydney Australia


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Education

 
Masters degree
Research University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1995

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MIT/QCRI system uses machine learning to build road maps

22/04/2018

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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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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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QCRI announces 2018 summer camps for kids

09/07/2018

Register soon as places fill quickly.

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QCRI to launch Center for Artificial Intelligence (Q-CAI)

14/05/2018

Initiative plans to ramp up development of artificial intelligence technologies to position Qatar as a global leader in AI.

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QCRI hosts humanitarian data skills workshop

09/05/2018

Joint event with UNOCHA's Centre for Humanitarian Data, the Qatar Red Crescent Society and Education Above All Foundation held to devise common practices for data use in humanitarian action.

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