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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In the Media

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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

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

08/01/2018

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 ...

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Upcoming Events

Past Events

2018

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QCRI's Creative Space to hold free app inventor workshop

Download ICS File 01/02/2018 ,

QCRI is to offer an introduction to mobile app development workshop for boys and girls aged 13-16. Students will learn the basics of mobile app development using the App Inventor platform. The ...

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2017

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QCRI's Creative Space launches free after-school computing courses for teenagers

Download ICS File 01/11/2017  - 20/12/2017 ,

We offer an App Inventor Course in Arabic for students aged 13-15 and an Arduino Programming Course in English for students aged 14-18. Courses are free. Please register quickly as places are limited.

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QCRI conducts first summer computing camps for kids

Download ICS File 16/07/2017  - 27/07/2017 ,

Children and teenagers have been given a rare chance to develop their computing skills with world-class computing scientists at the first summer computing camp conducted by the Qatar Computing ...

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News Releases

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QCRI scientists develop algorithm to detect brain cancer markers

30/01/2018

Scientists from the Qatar Computing Research Institute have developed a new algorithm that can identify driver genes of several types of gliomas, the most common and aggressive forms of primary brain...

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Research by QCRI's Jim Jansen among most influential of decade: top journals

13/12/2017

QCRI Social Computing group's principal scientist achieves rare honor.

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#Halal now a lifestyle definition on Instagram

29/11/2017

The word “halal” is no longer being defined only in a religious context but is becoming a lifestyle term associated with health and fashion around the globe, a new study of Instagram posts led by ...

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