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, France
  • 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%]