Youssef Al Hariri (MSc AI)

Informatics: ILCC: Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition (PhD)

Year of study: 4

  • Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation, School of Informatics

Contact details

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Office 2.39
10 Crichton Street

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Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AB

Background

Youssef AL Hariri is a PhD student at ILCC, School of Informatics, the University of Edinburgh. He received his BSc (Honors) in Computer Engineering from Qatar University in 2017, and MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh in 2018. He is interested in studies related to social computing, social network analysis and NLP. He occupied different educational positions to integrate the STEM in regular classes. Currently, he studies how to extract and understand the main characteristics of online Arab communities based on their contributions, interactions and networks dynamics. He participated in different research studies as a co-author.

CV

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Qualifications

  • MSc Artificial Intelligence with Destinction (School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh 2018)

  • Bsc (Honors) Computer Engineering 3.95/4.0 (College of Engineering, Qatar University 2017)

  • BA Computer Studies (University of Sunderland – Distance Learning 2008)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Member of Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation.

Research Fellow (Telling Good Stories), School of Social & Political Science (SSPS), UoE

Research summary

  • Computational Social Science
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social network analysis

Conference details

  • Social Informatics (SocInfo 2019) Paper title: Arabs and Atheism: Religious Discussions in the Arab Twittersphere
  • The 24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2021) Paper title: Atheists versus Theists: Religious Polarisation in Arab Online Communities

Papers delivered

  • Al Hariri Y., Magdy W., Wolters M. (2022) Do Polarised Networks Discuss the Same Topics? Analysing Arabs topics of Interest According to their Spirituality. (Under submission)
  • Al Hariri Y., Magdy W., Wolters, M. K. (2021) Atheists versus Theists: Religious Polarisation in Arab Online Communities. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 5(CSCW2), 1–28.
  • Al Hariri Y., Magdy W., Wolters M. (2019) Arabs and Atheism: Religious Discussions in the Arab Twittersphere. In: Weber I. et al. (eds) Social Informatics. SocInfo 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11864. Springer, Cham