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March 5, 2013

Head of QCRI named ACM Fellow


Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid, Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr Elmagarmid was cited for his contributions to database management systems.

QCRI conducts world-class multidisciplinary computing research that is relevant to the needs of Qatar, the wider Arab region, and the world. It performs cutting-edge research in such areas as Arabic language technologies, social computing, data analytics, and cloud computing.

Dr Elmagarmid’s work in the application of database technology and cyber infrastructure to societal challenges is well known and often cited in both academia and industry. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and early in his career he received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award from former US President Ronald Reagan. He is a well-published scientist, having authored six books and more than 180 papers that have been published in prestigious venues.

ACM will formally recognize Dr Elmagarmid and all the 2012 Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on 5 June 2013, in San Francisco.

ACM is the world’s largest and most prestigious organization for researchers and practitioners in the field of computing. Each year, ACM recognizes outstanding members who have made exceptional contributions to information technology, and whose work has generated advances in computer science and information systems, by naming them as Fellows.