Computing Research Institute
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dr. Muhammad Imran is a 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 has more than eight years of experience in the field of Crisis Informatics. He analyzes social media communications during time-critical situations using big data analysis techniques such as data mining, machine learning, and deep neural networks. Dr. Imran received his PhD in computer science from the University of Trento in 2013. He then worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at QCRI from 2013 to 2015. Dr. Imran has published over 70 research papers in leading international conferences and journals including ACL, SIGIR, IJHCI, ICWSM, WWW, ASONAM, and ACM HT. Three 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.