Imran Short bio: Muhammad Imran is a Senior Scientist and Lead of the Crisis Computing team at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI). His interdisciplinary research focuses on natural language processing, social computing, applied machine learning, human-computer interaction, 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 during sudden onset disasters.

Dr. Imran received his PhD in computer science from the University of Trento in 2013. He then joined QCRI as a post-doctoral researcher. Dr. Imran has published over 90 research papers in top-tier international conferences and journals including ACL, SIGIR, IJHCI, ICWSM, and WWW. Four of his papers received the "Best Paper Award" and two "Best Paper Runner-up 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 for many major conferences and workshops. Dr. Imran holds a Master of Science in Computer Science degree with a distinction from the Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad (2007).

For more information, see his detailed curriculum vitae. (Updated Sep 2022)

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