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Title: Desert Science - Ongoing research projects at Carnegie Mellon's Qatar Campus
Prof. Majd F. Sakr, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Date & Time: November 27, 2009 11:30
Venue: Conference Room, 01st Floor, 'C' Block, Kanwal Rekhi bldg.
Abstract:
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is Carnegie Mellon's first undergraduate branch campus. The campus opened in 2004 as part of a collaborative effort with the Qatar Foundation to bring outstanding American education programs to the Middle East. The campus offers three academic programs, Business Administration, Computer Science, and Information Systems. In this talk we will give a quick synopsis of our academic initiative in Qatar and highlight some of the ongoing research projects carried out by the computer science faculty. The project areas include robotics, language technologies, software engineering, technology for developing communities, cloud computing, security and networking. We will focus on the work currently carried out at the Qatar Cloud Computing Center. We will also discuss several of the funding initiatives in Qatar and opportunities for collaboration. The purpose behind this talk is to identify areas of collaboration between our two campuses.
Speaker Profile:
Majd F. Sakr, Ph.D. is an associate teaching professor in the Computer Science department at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the coordinator of the Computer Science Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He is the co-founder of the Qatar Cloud Computing Center. In addition to working at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, he has held appointments at the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut and at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. His area of research includes data-intensive scalable computing, computer microarchitecture, compiler optimizations, scientific computing, embedded systems, reconfigurable systems and human-robot interaction. He holds a BS, MS and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
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