Imran Short bio: Muhammad Imran is a Research Scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) where he leads the Crisis Computing team under the Social Computing group from both science and engineering directions. His interdisciplinary research focuses on natural language processing, text mining, human-computer interaction, applied machine learning, and stream processing areas. He analyzes social media communications during time-critical situations using big data analysis techniques such as data mining, machine learning, and deep neural networks. He develops novel computational models, techniques, and technologies useful for stakeholders to gain situational awareness and actionable information for emergency response.

Dr. Imran has published over 60 research papers in top-tier international conferences and journals including ACL, SIGIR, IJHCI, ICWSM, WWW, ASONAM, and ACM HT. Two of his papers received the "Best Paper Award." He has been serving as a Co-Chair of the Social Media Studies track of the ISCRAM international conference since 2014 and has served as Program Committee (PC) for many major conferences and workshops (SIGIR, ICWSM, ACM DH, ICWE, SWDM, etc.). Dr. Imran has worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher at QCRI (2013-2015). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Trento (2013), where he also used to co-teach various computer science courses (2009-2012). Dr. Imran holds a Master of Science in Computer Science degree with a distinction from Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (new name: Capital University of Science and Technology) Islamabad campus (2007). He holds an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certification from the Oracle Corporation, California, USA.

For more information, see his detailed curriculum vitae. (Updated April 2018)

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