Noora Al Emadi

Software Engineer
Social Computing
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Research Focus at QCRI

Noora Al Emadi is a software engineer in Qatar Computing Research Institute's Social Computing group. She works closely with other researchers to design, program and implement applications software. In addition, she performs in-depth social computing research through the collection of social network data by conducting analysis, programming and designing prototypes.

Previously, she specialized in developing mobile applications and presented several workshops related to developing mobile applications. She is ICT Role Model at ictQatar, TumuhaTEC program, which aims to raise awareness of ICT amongst youth and to inspire them about the world of ICT. Ms. ALEmadi is interested in performing social computing research in urban informatics technologies.

She has seven years' experience in mobile applications development and performing social computing research, and holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from Qatar University (2010).

Previous Experience

Professional Experience

  • Sotfware Engineer at Qatar Computing Research Institute - May 2015
  • Research Associate at Qatar Computing Research Institute- January 2013
  • Research Assistant at Qatar Computing Research Institute- July 2012
  • Applications Developer at Qatar Mobility Innovation Center (QMIC, formerly QUWIC) March 2010- May 2012

Professional Associations and Awards

  •  Grand prize in Open Source Software World Challenge (OSSWC) 2015 for work on Artificial Intelligence for Digital Response (AIDR)


  •  Bachelor in Computer Science, Qatar University, January 2010  

Selected Research

  • Noora Al Emadi, Sofiane Abbar, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Francisco Guzman, Fabrizio Sebastiani
    QT2S: A System for Monitoring Road Traffic via Fine Grounding of Tweets; 11TH International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-17), Montreal, Canada, 2017
  • Noora Al Emadi, Heather Leson, Ji Lucas, Patrick Meier, Javier Borge-Holthoefer
    Geography of solidarity: spatial and temporal patterns; Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact 2016, HumTech2016, Boston MA USA
  • Sofiane Abbar., Noora Al Emadi, Francisco Guzman., Fabrizio Sebastiani, and Javier Borge-Holthoefer
    Real-Time Location Extraction for Social-Media Events in Qatar;Qatar Foundation  ARC’2016.
  • Noora Al Emadi, Heather Leson, Ji Lucas, Patrick Meier, Javier Borge-Holthoefer
    Geography of solidarity: spatial and temporal patterns;Joint EOGC-GIT4NDM 2015, UAEU, Al-Ain, UAE, 2015

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