“Being a Muslim is the great grace from Allah”!
Welcome to my website!
I’m an assistant professor at Computer Science and Engineering Department at Qatar University since Fall 2012. I enjoy being in the lecture hall with my students and in the research lab with my research group (bigIR). My main research areas are Information Retrieval (IR) and Big Data Analytics, hence comes the name bigIR!
With my previous experience at UMD, Google, KAUST, and Microsoft, I strive to help students acquire the best skills needed in their professional career and to build a strong research team that helps support the research capacity in Qatar and the region (إن شاء الله). I believe in the abilities of our students to achieve high quality work if they are well trained and well motivated.