Christos A. Kapoutsis is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon Qatar where he teaches courses in theoretical computer science. He received his PhD in Computer Science from MIT in 2006, for work on the size complexity of finite automata. He then spent time at ETH-Zurich as postdoctoral researcher and at University of Cyprus as visiting lecturer. Since September 2010, he is a Marie Curie fellow at LIAFA -- Universite Paris VII, working on "Minicomplexity", a project for the systematic development of a complexity theory for two-way finite automata.
Davide Fossati is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago in summer 2009. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2004), and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2003). His research interests include Educational Technology, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Educational Data Mining, Educational Assessment, and Computer Science Education.
Iliano Cervesato is an Associate Professor teaching principles of programming languages and security. He has held appointments at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he performed his doctoral work, Stanford University, Princeton University and Tulane University. He also has worked for ITT Industries at the Naval Research Laboratory. Before coming to Qatar, he was the founder and chief research scientist of Deductive Solutions in Annandale, Virginia.
Kemal Oflazer is a professor of Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon Qatar. Kemal Oflazer received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the M.S. degree in computer science from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. He is currently a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Previously he was on the faculties of Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey and Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. He has held visiting positions at the Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University, and at the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He has served on the editorial boards of Computational Linguistics and Journal of AI Research, and currently is the Book Reviews Editor of Natural Language Engineering and serves on the editorial boards of Machine Translation, Linguistic Issues in Language Technology, and Research on Language and Computation. His current research interests are in statistical machine translation into morphologically complex languages and dependency parsing.
Khaled Harras is an assistant teaching professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. His research interest span different thrusts within computer networks including mobile ad-hoc, wireless, sensor and vehicular networks. He is particularly interested in mobile applications and the design and analysis of architectures and protocols for challeged, delay and disruption tolerant networks.
Majd F. Sakr, Ph.D. is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Computer Science department at Carnegie Mellon University. He held the positions of CS Program Coordinator ('07-'10) and Assistant Dean for Research ('10-'12) at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He is the founder of the Cloud Computing Lab and the co-founder of the Qri8 Qatar Robotics Innovation Lab at CMUQ. He is also the co-founder of the Qatar Cloud Computing Center. In addition to working at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, he has held appointments at the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut and at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. His area of research includes data-intensive scalable computing, computer microarchitecture, compiler optimizations, scientific computing, and human-robot interaction. He holds a BS, MS and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mark Stehlik is a Professor and Associate Dean for Education at Carnegie Mellon Qatar, where he teaches introduction to programming classes. He began teaching undergraduate classes in 1982 and was Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education since the Computer Science bachelor degree program began the Pittsburgh campus of Carnegie Mellon University in 1988, shepherding all 2,500 students or so who went through the program. As the CS program at CMU-Q was being rolled out, he spent half of the Spring semester in Qatar, teaching a variety of courses.
Saquib Razak is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon Qatar. He teaches introduction to programming and introduction to data structures. His research interest include wireless networking and Computer Science education.
Thierry Sans is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar campus. He is affiliated with the Institute for Software Research department (ISR) at Carnegie Mellon. His research interest focuses on computer security including web security, language-based security, access control, usage control, and information flow. He is teaching courses in functional programming, web programming and computer security.
Yonina Cooper is a faculty member at the Qatar Campus of Carnegie Mellon University where she teaches computer science courses. She is also Professor Emeritus, School of Computer Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, retiring after twenty years with UNLV. Her previous experience in working with developing communities includes volunteering with HOPE Worldwide, an international charity providing humanitarian aid as well as ROTA in Doha, Qatar.
Behrang Mohit is a postdoctoral research associate in computer science. He works with Kemal Oflazer and Noah Smith on Arabic human language technology. He received his PhD from University of Pittsburgh, where he worked on statistical machine translation. Prior to that he studied at University of California-Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon university. Behrang has worked on several language research projects in prominent US labs such as the ISI, ICSI and Just-System. In his leisure time, Behrang has been following independent cinema, classical and film music.
Edmund Lam is a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Computing since January 2012 and he works with Iliano Cervesato on effective programming on large scale ensembles via logic-based multi-set rewriting. Prior to this, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer in a Singapore based start-up, Circos Brand Karma, and was the lead architect of the backend stream data-processing systems that powers Circos' flagship social media monitoring application specialized for the hospitality industry. Once upon a time, he was a PhD student of the National University of Singapore (NUS), under the supervision of Dr Martin Sulzmann. He finally graduated in March 2011.
Dr. Fan Zhang is currently a postdoctoral associate with the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a sponsored scientist in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received his Ph.D. in Department of Control Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University in Jan. 2012. From 2011 to 2013 he was a research scientist at Cloud Computing Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. An IEEE Senior Member, he received an Honorarium Research Funding Award from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory (2013), a Meritorious Service Award (2013) from IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, two IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards (2010 and 2011). His research interests include big-data scientific computing applications, simulation-based optimization approaches, cloud computing, and novel programming models for streaming data applications on elastic cloud platforms.
Mohammad Hammoud is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Qatar. He received a BS degree in Computer Science from the American University of Science and Technology in 2004, and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. Dr. Hammoud was a member in the Computer Architecture, Systems, and Technology Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh from 2005 to 2010. For 5 years he worked on architectural techniques to effectively manage caches in chip multiprocessors. His research interests include different areas in computer architecture and data intensive scalable computing. Currently, he is working on scheduling and optimization techniques for MapReduce and distributed file systems in the Cloud Computing Lab at CMU Qatar.
Omar AlZoubi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He received his PhD from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia in September 2012. His research interests are in Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Machine Learning, and Affective Computing. He has also interests in Brain Computer Interface (BCI) research using EEG signals, and the use of Machine Learning and Data Mining techniques for building real-life applications.
Peter Hansen is a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar. He received my Ph.D. from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, in early 2010. Throughout his candidature he received additional research support from the CSIRO ICT Centre Autonomous Systems Laboratory, and spent most of his time working from this lab. His Ph.D. supervisors were Peter Corke and Wageeh Boles. He is currently working on a number of research projects which focus on the development of vision based localization and mapping algorithms. These algorithms are targeted for use with robots performing inspection tasks in the Oil and Gas industry.
Soha M. Hussein is a Research Associate in Carnegie Mellon. Her research of interest spans the areas of programming languages design and implementation, formal methods, runtime monitors especially those in the security domain. Currently Soha is working on building a security layer for a functional distributed programming language.