he MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), have announced a new joint research program aimed at advancing the field of computer science. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony as part of the Joint Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum and Arab Expatriate Scientists Network Symposium 2012.
The new program, called the Computer Science Research Program, will be a medium for knowledge transfer and exchange of expertise between MIT and QCRI scientists. Scientists from both organizations will undertake a variety of core computer science research projects, with the goal of developing innovative solutions that can have a broad and meaningful impact. The agreement will also offer CSAIL researchers and students exposure to the unique challenges in the Gulf region.
Through the Computer Science Research Program, researchers plan to focus on several critical areas in the field of computing including distributed systems, data analytics, social computing and Arabic language technologies.
Scientists at QCRI will benefit from the expertise of MIT’s eminent faculty through joint research projects that will enable QCRI to realize its vision to become a center of computing research internationally and a global recognized leader in Arabic language technologies.