Thursday, September 17, 2015

Social Computing Research Interns @ Qatar

Qatar Computing Research Institute
Member of Qatar Foundation
Research Interns- Social Computing

We invite applications of researchers to join the Social Computing group at Qatar Computing Research Institute as Research Interns. The focus areas of the Social Computing group are: (1) mining social media for socio-political, cultural, and behavioral patterns, (2) social media intelligence for news and (3) extracting timely and credible information  from social media for crisis response.

Job Description:

• You will work on one of the research projects in the Social Computing group. For more information about the current projects, please visit our projects page.
• Please indicate in your application which project you are applying for.
• Your work will contribute towards publications in top tier conferences and journals, solutions and research prototypes, and intellectual property in the form of disclosures and patent applications.

• Research Assistant/Associate (6-12 months)
• BSc or MSc in computer science or a related field from a top-tier institution.
• Strong academic record.
• Demonstrated systems-level programming skills
• Commitment to research.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills

Research at QCRI:
QCRI supports Qatar Foundation's mission by helping to build Qatar's innovation and technology capacity. It is focused on tackling large-scale computing challenges that address national priorities for growth and development. Moreover, QCRI is a national research institute conducting world-class applied computing research that transforms the way we interact with each other, enables new discoveries, and accelerates development of society.
A proud member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, QCRI is building a multidisciplinary research group in computer science with passion for innovation and excellence in research. The QCRI research program offers a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment, endowed with a comprehensive support infrastructure.

Research in Qatar:
Qatar has made a commitment to be a leading center for research and development excellence and innovation. Home to a globally regarded scientific research funding organization, a world-class hub for technology innovation and commercialization, and prominent research institutes operating at the frontiers of science, Qatar Foundation Research and Development is spearheading a national endeavor to fulfill this commitment.
The country is home to branch campuses of numerous world-renowned universities such as Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A& M University and Georgetown University, major oil and gas companies, telecommunication companies, and international  media organizations such as AlJazeera These local institutions offer opportunities for research collaboration to tackle new computing research challenges of practical importance.

QCRI offers a unique opportunity for strong research careers and a highly competitive compensation package including attractive tax-free salary and additional benefits such as furnished accommodation, and excellent medical insurance.
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