I am a PhD candidate under
the supervision of Prof.
Charlie Clarke and Prof.
Mark D. Smucker . I am a member of the Information Retrieval
group of the David R.
Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.
I received a
Masters of Computing Sciences in Software Engineering from the University of Imperial College London.
My masters research was about recommender systems, under the
supervision of Prof.
Moustafa M. Ghanem. I received a Bachelors of Science with
Honours from the department of Computer Engineering of Qatar University.
News and Highlights
- 2018.08.09: Our paper Fake Cures: User-centric Modeling of Health Misinformation in Social Media has been accepted to be presented in the ACM CSCW'18 conference, November 3rd-7th, 2018 New York City's Hudson River (Jersey City).
- 2018.04.07: Our research about health misinformation in search engines has been picked up and published in CBC NEWS. Check out the full article here.
- 2018.04.05: Global News - Edmonton interviewed me about the recent research my colleagues conducted on health misinformation in search results. Check out the broadcast here.
- 2018.03.28: "Cheriton School of Computer Science" published an article about the work my colleagues and I conducted on health misinformation in search results.
- 2018.02.01: Started an exciting internship opportunity as a data scientist @ Thomson Reuters Labs, Waterloo. Canada
- 2018.01.01: Member of the Program Review Committee for the
ACM Digital Health'18
- 2017.12.06: Presented my PhD research during a research collaboration meeting between Google, Inc. (Mountain View, CA, USA) & the University of Waterloo
- 2017.11.24: Successfully passed the Cheriton School of Computer Science Comprehensive Examination II. Now, I am officially a PhD candidate!
- 2017.08.09: Member of the Program Review Committee for the "Journalism, Misinformation and Fact Checking" alternate track at the 27th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), to be held April 23-27, 2018 in Lyon,
- 2017.06.27: Our paper Catching Zika Fever: Application of Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning for Tracking Health Misinformation on Twitter has been accepted to be presented in the IEEE ICHI'17 conference, 23-26 August 2017. Utah, USA
- 2017.06.09: Our paper The Positive and Negative Influence of Search Results on People's Decisions about the Efficacy of Medical Treatments has been accepted to be presented in the ACM ICTIR'17 conference, 1-4 October 2017. Amsterdam
- 2017.04.11: My Doctoral Consortium about Health misinformation in search and social media has been accepted to be presented in the SIGIR'17 conference, 7-11 August. Tokyo. Japan
- 2017.04.06: My PhD track paper has been accepted to be published in the ACM Digital Health'17 conference, 2-5 July. London. UK
- 2017.03.22: Completed the requirements for the
Fundamentals of University Teaching Certificate.
- 2017.03.16: Selected to participate in the
Summer School Series on Methods for Computational Social Science. Sardinia, Italy. [Acceptance rate: 32%]