Dr. Alberto Barrón-Cedeño


Scientist
Arabic Language Technologies

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QCRI represents a great opportunity to work side by side with high-class researchers on language technologies that have impact all-around the globe.

Research Focus at QCRI

Alberto is a Scientist in QCRI’s Arabic Language Technologies group. He is interested in the development of technology for the analysis and exploitation of (multilingual) text.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining QCRI, Alberto worked at the Talp Research Center, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain), where he was an ERCIM Alain Bensoussan fellow.

Alberto has been involved in various European and Spanish projects on natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine translation. He has co-authored 5 journal papers and over 25 conference papers in top venues. Alberto has also co-organised various editions of the PAN Evaluation Labs on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse at CLEF. In addition, he serves as a committee member in journals such as Knowledge-based Systems (Elsevier) and Language Resources and Evaluation (Springer), as well as international conferences such as ACM's SIGIR and EMNLP.

Alberto received a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), and a MS and BS in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

 

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Can AI Put An End To Fake News? Don't Be So Sure

07/10/2018

Fake news was the Collin’s word of the year for 2017 with good reason. In a year where politics-as-usual was torn apart at the seams, high-profile scandals rocked our faith in humanity and the ...

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MIT/QCRI system uses machine learning to build road maps

22/04/2018

Map apps may have changed our world, but they still haven’t mapped all of it yet. Specifically, mapping roads can be difficult and tedious: even after taking aerial images, companies still have to ...

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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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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

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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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MIT-CSAIL hosts annual meeting highlighting collaboration with QCRI

14/10/2018

QCRI scientists travel to MIT-CSAIL campus in Boston to update research projects.

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The drivers behind our new Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI)

03/10/2018

QCRI's Executive Director Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid explains why we have created a new AI hub in Qatar.

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Using AI to ramp up Qatar’s food security

01/10/2018

Workshop to discuss using AI to build robust supply chains.

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