Youssef Al Hariri (PhD Informatics, MSc AI)
Thesis title: Spiritual Polarisation on Social Media: The Case of Arab Atheists on Twitter.
Youssef AL Hariri is a Research Associate at the ILCC, School of Informatics, the University of Edinburgh. He received his BSc (Honors) in Computer Engineering from Qatar University in 2017, MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh in 2018, and, recently, he achieved his PhD. 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 communities based on their interactions, contributions, and networks dynamics. He participated in different research studies as a co-author.
PhD Informatics (School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh 2023)
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 Associate, School of Informatics, UoE
- Computational Social Science
- Natural Language Processing
- Social network analysis
- 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
- Al Hariri Y., Magdy W., Wolters M. (2023) 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