Dr. Sarah Vieweg

Sarah Vieweg 
Scientist
Social Computing

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The opportunity to work on ground-breaking research with world-class colleagues is every researcher’s hope. At QCRI, I am able to make scientific contributions, interact with experts in a variety of fields, and bring computing and technological research to the next level…all while working with an outstanding team

Research Focus at QCRI

Sarah is a scientist in the social computing group where she works primarily with the Crisis Computing team. Her research focuses on the use of social media sites and microblogging services during mass emergency and humanitarian crises in an effort to inform the development of tools that help stakeholders gain relevant information in time-sensitive situations.

In addition, Sarah is interested in crowdsourcing, crowdwork and microwork as they relate to collective intelligence and sensemaking (during emergency situations and otherwise). She has a background in linguistics, and frequently incorporates linguistic and sociological theory into her research.

Previous Experience

Before joining QCRI Sarah worked at Oblong Industries – a technology startup in Los Angeles, California that develops and builds spatial/gestural computing interfaces. Previously, she was a graduate student and research assistant at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she earned her PhD in Technology, Media and Society in 2012.

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In the Media

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Can AI Put An End To Fake News? Don't Be So Sure

07/10/2018

Fake news was the Collin’s word of the year for 2017 with good reason. In a year where politics-as-usual was torn apart at the seams, high-profile scandals rocked our faith in humanity and the ...

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MIT/QCRI system uses machine learning to build road maps

22/04/2018

Map apps may have changed our world, but they still haven’t mapped all of it yet. Specifically, mapping roads can be difficult and tedious: even after taking aerial images, companies still have to ...

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Improving disaster response efforts through data

08/02/2018

Extreme weather events put the most vulnerable communities at high risk. How can data analytics strengthen early warning systems and and support relief efforts for communities in need? The size and ...

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Upcoming Events

2019

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“The Future of Higher Education in the Age of Technological Disruption” by CMU President Dr. Farnam Jahanian

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Dr. Farnam Jahanian, the President of Carnegie Mellon University, will deliver a public lecture, “The Future of Higher Education in the Age of Technological Disruption” at CMU’s Qatar campus on Sunday, March 24.

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QCRI - MIT CSAIL 2019 Annual Project Review

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Executive Overview Sessions Open to publi Date: March 25, 2019 Time: 10:15AM - 5:15PM Venue: Hamad Bin Khalia Reseach Complex Multipurpose Room To view agenda, please click here . To RSVP to this ...

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"Learning to See" Public talk by Professor Antonio Torralba (MIT-CSAIL)

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Visit by Antonio Torralba, who teaches machines to automate tasks that a human visual system can accomplish, is part of annual spring research update between QCRI and MIT-CSAIL.

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News Releases

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QCRI and iMMAP announce Memorandum of Understanding

03/03/2019

Pact aims to apply data analysis and artificial intelligence techniques to solve humanitarian problems.

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UNDP partners with QCRI to use AI for social good

11/02/2019

Qatar forum on leveraging AI to solve humanitarian problems fills to capacity.

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Renowned computing expert C. Mohan to bust blockchain myths in Qatar talk

22/01/2019

Well-known inventor of database recovery algorithms to deliver keynote at QCRI's first blockchain workshop.

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