Youssef Al Hariri (MSc AI)


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.


  • 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 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


Papers delivered

  • 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