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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2018

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QCRI Summer Internship Program

Download ICS File 06/05/2018  - 05/07/2018 , Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex

Each year, Qatar Computing Research Institute organizes a summer internship program for undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering and other disciplines. The internship is unpaid, and QCRI does not provide any visa support.

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Public Talk by Prof. Regina Barzilay "Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text"

Download ICS File 27/03/2018 ,

Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text A talk by Professor Regina Barzilay, MIT CSAIL Winner of 2017 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ At Education City Student ...

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QCRI & MIT-CSAIL Annual Project Review 2018

Download ICS File 27/03/2018 ,

Executive Overview Sessions Open to public Date:    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Time:    9:00AM – 3:00PM Venue:  HBKU Research Complex Multipurpose Room To view full agenda, please click here . To RSVP, ...

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QCAI to Conduct Joint Machine Learning School with BigML

16/10/2018

Two-day crash course to provide hands-on introduction to machine learning for industry practitioners, developers, graduate students and undergraduates.

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MIT-CSAIL hosts annual meeting highlighting collaboration with QCRI

14/10/2018

QCRI scientists travel to MIT-CSAIL campus in Boston to update research projects.

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The drivers behind our new Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI)

03/10/2018

QCRI's Executive Director Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid explains why we have created a new AI hub in Qatar.

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