• Low-Cost Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems. Invited Talk at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, Nov 2018.
  • When Rank Order isn’t Enough: New Statistical-Significance-Aware Correlation Measures. CIKM 2018, Turin, Italy, Oct 2018.
  • Supporting Arabic IR in the Era of Big Data: Resources, Tasks, and Venues. Invited Talk at HBKU, Qatar, Apr 2018.
  • Supporting Arabic IR in the Era of Big Data: Resources, Tasks, and Venues. QU CSE Seminar, Mar 2018.
  • MapReduce 101. Invited Talk in “CMPT 523 Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing” graduate class, QU, Oct 2017.
  • How to Give a Good (Research) Talk. QU CSE Seminar, May 2017.
  • Big Data Analytics. Invited Talk at “Special Topics in Data Science” graduate course, Qatar University, April 2017.
  • Lightweight, Conservative, yet Effective: Scalable Real-time Tweet Summarization. TREC Conference, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Nov 2016.
  • Real, Live, and Concise: Answering Open-Domain Questions with Word Embedding and Summarization. TREC Conference, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Nov 2016.
  • Research Issues You MUST Know, Guest lecture, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Oct 2016.
  • What Questions Do Journalists Ask on Twitter?, The Social Media in the Newsroom Workshop (SMNews’16), International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), May 2016.
  • bigIR: When Big Data meets Information Retrieval, Big Data Management workshop organized at QU. Apr 2016.
  • MapReduce 101, Guest Lecture in “CMPT 523 Distributed Systems” graduate class, QU, Mar 2016.
  • Detecting Automatically-Generated Arabic Tweets, AIRS 2015, Dec 2015.
  • Researcher 101: Issues You Would Like to Know, QU CSE Seminar, Feb 2015.
  • QU @ TREC-2014: Online Clustering for Tweet Timeline Generation, TREC Conference, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Nov 2014.
  • Pairwise Document Similarity in Large Collections, Guest Lecture in “CMPT 571 Advanced Algorithms” graduate class, QU CSE Seminar, Oct 2014.
  • Research Issues You Must Know, Research 101 Workshop, QU Seminar, Oct 2014.
  • How to Read a Research Paper, Research 101 Workshop, QU Seminar, Oct 2014.
  • Research? A Gentle Introduction, Research 101 Workshop, QU Seminar, Oct 2014.
  • MapReduce 101, Guest Lecture in “CMPT 507 Advanced Operating Systems” graduate class, QU, May 2014.
  • Researcher 101: Issues You Would Like to Know, QU CSE Seminar, April 2014.
  • IR in a Nutshell: Applications, Research, and Challenges, QU CSE Seminar, February 2014.
  • TREC-2013: QU Taking the “Fast Lane” to IR Research, QU CSE Seminar, Oct 2013.
  • LaTeX: Writing Professional Scientific Documents, OFID EduTech Day 2013, QU, June 2013.
  • How to Read a Research Paper, QU CSE Seminar, May 2013.
  • IR in a Nutshell: Applications, Research, and Challenges, QU CSE Seminar, February 2013.
  • On Large-Scale Retrieval Tasks with Ivory and MapReduce, QU CSE Seminar, November 2012.
  • On Large-Scale Retrieval with Ivory, Microsoft Research at Cambridge, October 2011.
  • Scalable Identity Resolution in Email Collections with MapReduce. Division Seminar, CMSE Division, KAUST, November 2010.
  • Scalable Identity Resolution in Email Collections Using MapReduce. Guest Lecture in “Data-Intensive Information Processing Applications” Class, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, April 2010.
  • Identity Resolution in Email Collections, CLIP Lab Colloquium, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, February 2009.
  • No, Not That PMI: Creating Search Technology for E-Discovery. Joint talk with Jason Baron, Douglas W. Oard, and Lidan Wang. iSchool Colloquium, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, October 2008.
  • Computing Pairwise Document Similarity in Large Collections: A MapReduce Perspective, Guest Lecture in “Introduction to Cloud Computing” Class, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, October 2008.
  • Resolving Personal Names in Email using Context Expansion, ACL Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2008.
  • Pairwise Document Similarity in Large Collection with MapReduce, ACL Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2008.
  • Using MapReduce for Scalable Coreference Resolution, HLT COE at JHU, Baltimore, MD, June 2008.
  • Ivory, “Scaling Up Language Technologies” Mini-workshop, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2008.
  • The Enron and W3C Collections, ICAIL DESI Workshop, Stanford, CA, June 2007.
  • Modeling Identity in Archival Collections of Email: A Preliminary Study, CEAS Conference, Mountain View, CA, July 2006.