Dr. Ingmar Weber

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Senior Scientist
Social Computing
+(974) 4454 1442
I’m very excited to be in Doha and to be part of QCRI and to have a chance to contribute to its exciting and ambitious mission.

Research Focus at QCRI

At QCRI, Ingmar works on social media mining, web science and computational political science. Common to most of his research is the use of online data to understand offline behaviour.

Previous Experience

Before joining QCRI, Ingmar was a research scientist at Yahoo! Research in Barcelona working in the area of web mining, analyzing large sets of user log data. Previously, he was a postdoc at EPFL working on sponsored search auctions, tag recommendation and other things. In the summer of 2008 he visited Microsoft Research Cambridge and, before starting his PhD, interned with companies in the area of public key cryptography and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics. He did his PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science and holds BA and MA degrees in mathematics from Cambridge University.

Professional Experience

  • Yahoo! Research Barcelona, research scientist, 2011-2012
  • Yahoo! Research Barcelona, postdoc, 2009-2011
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, postdoc, 2007-2009
  • Microsoft Research Cambridge, visiting researcher, summer 2008
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics, intern, summer 2002
  • Cryptovision GmbH, intern, summer, 2001
  • TrustCenter AG, intern, summer 2000

Professional Associations and Awards


Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (summa cum laude), Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science, Germany, 2007
  • M.A. in Mathematics (distinction), Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 2003
  • B.A. in Mathematics (first class), Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 2002

Selected Research

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Six Ways Social Media is Changing the World

11/04/2016

Around the world, billions of us use social media every day, and that number just keeps growing. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2018, 2.44 billion people will be using social networks, up from ...

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2016

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Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC'16)

Download ICS File 22/03/2016  - 23/03/2016 ,

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC’16) will be held on 22nd and 23rd March,2016 at the Qatar National Convention Center. The conference aims to advance Qatar’s ambitious ...

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Coding is Cool 2016

Download ICS File 21/03/2016 , QNCC Room 215-217

Organized by Qatar Computing Research Institute and MIT-Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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Self-Driving Cars Are Coming - Public Talk by Daniela Rus

Download ICS File 20/03/2016 , QNCC Room 215-217

Abstract: We spend a lot of time in out cars, yet this is a part of our lives where we have been vulnerable to the world's leading cause of bodily harm. Now, the digitization of practically ...

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QCRI’s ‘guilt by association’ tool targets suspicious domains

18/04/2016

A group of scientists at the Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) has invented a new tool to identify unknown malicious domains by using a real-life “...

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QCRI research on viral social media events shows people ‘flock like birds’

07/04/2016

New research developed by QCRI has shown that people behave like schools of fish or flocks of birds when events go viral on social media. The research, led by Dr Javier Borge-Holthoefer, with ...

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07/04/2016

Lionel Messi is an extraordinary footballer whose on-field manoeuvres are rare, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo moves in similar ways to scores of other players, new QCRI research has found. The findings ...

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