Science

Opening Address

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned
Chairperson, Qatar Foundation
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Opening Plenary Session

Dr. Abdelali Haoudi
Vice President for Research, Qatar Foundation
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Current Trends and Challenges in Biomedical Research

Dr. Elias Zerhouni
Former Director, US National Institutes of Health
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Aquaporin Water Channels: from Atomic Structure to Malaria

Dr. Peter Agre
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, John Hopkins University
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Developing a Center of Excellence in Biomedical Research

Dr. Javaid Sheikh
Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
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Qatar Cardiovascular Research Center

Dr. Sir Magdy Yacoub
Co-Chairman, Qatar Cardiovascular Research Center
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Multidisciplinary Research to Further Impact

Dr. Majd Sakr
Assistant Dean for Research Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
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A Global Agenda to Serve Local Needs

Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid
Executive Director, Qatar Computing Research Institute
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The Role of Texas A&M at Qatar’s Research in Building Key Resources for Qatar’s Future

Dr. Mark Weichold
Dean, Texas A & M University in Qatar
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QNRF Coming of Age

Dr. Amir H. Al Saadi
Advisor Research, QNRF Project Supervisor, QF Strategic Research Board Member, QSTP Managt. Board Vice Chairman
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Applied Research and Technology Development: Partnerships in Action

Dr. Tidu Maini
Executive Chairman, Qatar Science and Technology Park
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Research at QU: Challenges vs. Opportunities

Dr. Hassan Al Derham
Vice President for Research, Qatar University
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The Power of Design

Dr. Allyson Vanston
Dean, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
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Research in Islamic Sciences

Dr. Hatem Al Karanshawy
Dean, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
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The identification of CNVs in patients and their association with disease and phenotypes

Jamil Alami
Shafallah Medical Genetics Center, Doha, Qatar
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Mutations in GJB2, GJB6 and mDNA 1555A>G variant explain only a majority of cases of nonsyndromic hearing loss in Qatari population

Moza Khalifa Al Kowari1, Khalid Abdulhadi1, Paolo Gasparini3, Rowa Siam1, Ramin Badii1
1Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar; 2University of Trieste, Italy
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Vitamin D and bone density in Qatari adults

Justin Grantham
Aspetar, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
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Population genetic structure of people of Qatar

Ronald George Crystal, Lotfi Chouchane, Abeer Gohar, et al.
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY USA
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A novel DNAH11 mutation in Qatari family with primary ciliary dyskinesia

Asma Al Dosari, Ibrahim Janahi, Ammar Sadoon, Yasser Al Sarraj, Sarah Mohamed, Jamil Al Alami, Hatem El Shantl
Shafallah Medical Genetics Center, Doha, Qatar; Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
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Development of a novel switchable CE-MS interface with predictive trajectories for high-throughput proteomics studies

John Hassard, Julien Chapron, Paul Tjossem
deltaDOT Ltd, London, UK; deltaDOT Ltd, QSTP, Doha, Qatar
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Factors influencing rehabilitation outcome in adult traumatic brain injury in Qatar

Wafaa Saleh Al Yazeedi
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
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Electrocardiographic characteristics of West-Asian and African Male athletes: the Qatari pre-participation screening experience

Mathew Wilson
Aspetar, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
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WCMC-Qatar stem cell research program

Arash Rafil
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
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Are novel semisolid filled hard gelatin capsules superior to currently marketed Metformin tablets?

Husam Mohammed Younes
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
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Biological Characterization of Qatari and regional Endemic Plan Extracts for Cosmetic Purposes

Dr. Talaat Ahmed1, Aisha Dasmal1, Mashaal AlNaemi1, Prof. Pasquale Vito2
1Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Qatar University; 2Biogem, Italy
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GTL fuels and their effects on aircraft aas turbine altitude ignition – detailed diagnostics

Thomas Mosbach1, Patrick Le Clercq1, Darren Fyffe2, John Moran2, Reza Sadr3, Kumaran Kannaiyan3
1DLR German Aerospace Center, Stuttgart, Germany; 2Rolls Royce Strategic Research Center, Derby, UK; 3Micro Scale Thermo Fluids Lab, Texas A&M University, Qatar
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Automating visual inspection of pipes used for natural gas production

Dr. Peter Ian Hansen1, Dr. Brett Browning1,2, Dr. Peter Rander2, Dr. Hatem Alismail2
1Carnegie Mellon Qatar, Doha, Qatar, 2National Robotics Engineering Center, Pittsburg, USA
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Smart solar reactor for co-production of hydrogen and industrial grade carbon under any weather conditions

Nezrin Ozalp
Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar
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Qatar biofuel: research, development, education, infrastructure

Malcolm Potts, Roda Al Thani, Ghmaza Saed Hamd Al Ghazal, Mohamed Abdisalam, Eulian Roberts, Chris Schroeder, Amar Al Saady
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar; Qatar Science & Technology Park, Doha, Qatar; Qatar Airways, Doha, Qatar; Qatar National Research Fund, Doha, Qatar
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Developing an air quality modeling system for Qatar

Dianne Lecoeur, Ali Al Mulla, Claude Sadois, Azhari Ahmed
TOTAL E&P Qatar, QSTP, Doha, Qatar; Qatar Petroleum, Doha, Qatar
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Efforts in the State of Qatar to conserve and monitor endangered marine turtles

Mehsin Abdulla Al Ansi
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
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Pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) chlorophyll a flurometry for monitoring the health of corals along the coast of Qatar

Adeyinka Adenikan, Cecile Richard, Edourd Horlin, Romain Le Gall, Thibault Schvartz, Eric Dutrieux
ExxonMobil Research, QSTP, Doha, Qatar; Creocean, Doha, Qatar
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Qatar Sustainable Water & Energy Utilization Initiative (QWE). Water and environmental research activities at TAMUQ

Ahmed Abdelwahab, Patrick Linke
Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar
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CameraNets: coverage and data management problems in distributed smart camera networks

Nael Abu-Ghazaleh
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
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An integrated platform for intelligent road traffic monitoring and travel information delivery

Fethi Filali
Qatar University Wireless Innovations Center, QSTP, Doha, Qatar
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Interference-aware protocol design in wireless networks

Saquib Razak
Carnegie Mellon University, Doha, Qatar
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Design and analysis of new generation protocols for triple-play networks

Muna Dhia Sheet Khattab, Zhiyuan Yin, Hossam Hammady, Hussein Alnuweiri, Hasari Celebi, Narasimha Reddy
Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar; Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
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Qloud: a cloud computing infrastructure for scientific applications

Majd F. Sakr1, Qutaibah Malluhi2, Hussein Alnuweiri3, Mazen Zaghir3
1Carnegie Mellon University, Doha, Qatar; 2Qatar University, Doha, Qatar; 3Texas A&M University, Doha, Qatar
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Designing a new programming language for building secure cloud computing-based applications

Thierry Sans, Iliano Cervesato
Carnegie Mellon University, Doha, Qatar
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What do drill strings and surgical threads have in common?

Annie Ruimi
Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar
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Qatar simulator development programme

Max-Antoine Jean Renault
Williams Technology Center, QSTP, Doha, Qatar
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Named entity recognition from Arabic Wikipedia

Mohit Behrang, Kemal Oflazer, Noah Smith
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA, USA
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Exploiting social interactions using opportunistic networks

Mtibaa Abderrahmen, Khaled Harras
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
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The Qatar Unified Imaging Project (QUIP)

Moe Tammi
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
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Effective programming for large distributed ensembles

Iliano Cervesato
Carnegie Mellon University. Doha, Qatar
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How effective are the student recruitment methods used by Qatar’s Education City universities?

Ahmed Baghdady
RAND-Qatar Policy Institute, Doha, Qatar
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A comprehensive study on disability and the conditions of people with special needs in Qatar

Hala Al-Ali
National Human Rights Committee, Doha, Qatar
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Participation of women in Qatar’s labor force

Kien Le
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
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Attitudes toward expatriate and labor migrant workers in the Arab Gulf countries: mixed results from Qatar

Abdoulaye Diop, Kien Le, Darwish Alemadi
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
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Qatari women and the internet: an analytical study for patterns of use and utilization

Hesham Mahmoud Azmi
Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
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Proof of concept “A Portable Architecture for Qatar”

Roman Turczyn, Peter Chomowicz
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
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Dohaland research: search for a contemporary Qatari architectural language that is ‘modern rooted in the past’

John Rose
Dohaland, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar
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Developing an information resource on Islamic medical and scientific ethics

Frieda Wiebe
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
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Ground-based wide angle searches for Hot Planets

Andrew Collier Cameron
University of St. Andrews
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A Quest for Cool Extra-Solar Planets

Prof. Keith Horne
Professor of Astronomy, SUPA University of St. Andrews.
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Food Security: A Sustainable Approach

Mr. Fahad Al-Attiyah
Chairman, Qatar National Food Security Program
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Economics and Finance Research

Dr. David Raboy
Chief Economist, QNFSP
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Water & Energy Dimensions

Dr. Patrick Linke
Chief Engineer (QNFSP) and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ)
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Agricultural Development

Dr. Laurie Kitch
Senior Agriculture Advisor,QNFSP
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Intellectual property workshop

Dr. Dirar Khoury
Moderator
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Bowman Heldan
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Intellectual property laws in Qatar

Abdulla Al Qayed
Qatar Intellectual Property Office, Director
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International Intellectual Property Laws & IP Management Systems

William Zerhouni, Esq.
The Zerhouni Group, Vice President
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Intellectual Property 101

Yasmine O. Abdel-Aal, Esq.
Qatar Foundation, Legal Department Attorney
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Research Policy and Regulations

Dr. Faleh Mohamed Hussain Ali
SCH
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Research Compliance: the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar experience

Dr. Khaled Machaca
Associate Dean for Research WCMC-Q
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Current Situation and Future Challenges of Research Ethics in the State of Qatar

Dr. Khalid Ali
Qatar University
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Ethical Compliance in research involving use of animals

Dr. El Rasheid Zakaria
Head, Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee – HMC
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Developing a Code of Practice on the Responsible Conduct of Research

Dr. Peter G. Brook
Assistant to the Senior Vice President Economic and Technology Development, Kaust
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Cyber Infrastructure Enabled Scientific Discovery

Dr. Ahmed Khalifa Elmagarmid
Director, Qatar Computing Research Institute
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High Performance Computing and 3D Visualization in Engineering Research

Dr. Othmane Bouhali
Director of Research Computing, Texas A&M University at Qatar
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Cloud Computing Infrastructure to Enable Scientific Research

Dr. Majd Sakr
Associate Dean for Research, CMUQ
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QF IT infrastructure in support of research, update and going forward

Bassam Shabab
Enterprise Architecture Manager, IT Directorate, Qatar Foundation
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AES 2011 – Opening Remarks

Dr Nabeel Al-Salem
Director, AES Network

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Update on Qatar Foundation’s AES Initiative

Dr Magid Abou-Gharbia
 

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Presentation of QCRI

Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid
Executive Director, Qatar Computing Research Institute

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Presentation of QEERI

Dr Rabi Mohtar
Executive Director, Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute

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Presentation of QBRI

Dr Abdelali Haoudi
Vice President for Research, Qatar Foundation and Acting Executive Director, QBRI

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Talk by Dr Fathy Saoud

Dr Fathy Saoud
President, Qatar Foundation

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AES 2011 – Panel Discussion

Dr Nabeel Al-Salem (Chair)
Director, AES Network

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QF ARF 2011 – Opening Address

Dr Abdelali Haoudi
Vice President for Research, Qatar Foundation

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Session 1: Globalization of Research

Dr Richard Klausner (Chair)
Managing Partner, The Column Group and Former Director of National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, United States of America

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Session 2: Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology

Dr Tidu Maini (Chair)
Executive Chairman, Qatar Science and Technology Park

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Session 3: Keynote Address by H.E. Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada

H.E. Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada
Minister of Energy and Industry, Qatar

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The Carbon Cycle 2.0 Initiative ar Berkeley Lab

Dr Paul Alivisatos
Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States of America

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Session 7: Keynote Address by Dr. Faleh Ali

Dr. Faleh Ali
Assistant Secretary General for Policy Affairs, Supreme Council of Health, Qatar

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Session 7: Keynote Address by Dr Moncef Slaoui

Dr Moncef Slaoui
Chairman of R&D, Glaxo Smith Kline

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Session 8: Development of Qatar National Research Strategy

Dr Fathy Saoud (Chair)
President, Qatar Foundation

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Session 9: Excellence in Research Partnership

Dr Amer Al Saady (Chair)
Qatar Foundation and Project Manager, Qatar National Research Fund

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Academic Scientific Publications: QScience

Mr Arend Kuster
Managing Director, Bloomsbury Publishing, Qatar Foundation

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Workshop 1: Research Capacity Building: The Human Factor

Dr Ayman Bassil (Chair)
Head – Research Training & Development, Research Division Qatar Foundation

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Workshop 2: Measuring R&D Outcomes

Dr Dirar Khoury (Chair)
Director, Institutional Research, Research Division, Qatar Foundation

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Workshop 3: Opportunities and Challenges in regional research partnerships

Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid (Chair)
Executive Director, Qatar Computing Research Institute

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Workshop 5: Diabetes from the bench to the bed side

Dr Abdelali Haoudi (Chair)
Vice President of Research, Qatar Foundation

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Workshop 6: Computing Challenges in Data – from Content Understating to Scalable Analytics

Dr Ihab Francis Ilyas Kaldas (Chair)
Principal Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute

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Workshop 7: Energy in Buildings

Dr Rabi Mohtar (Co-Chair)
Executive Director, Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute

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Presentation of AES-Network

Dr Nabeel Al-Salem
Director, AES Network

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Discussion – Biomedical Research

Dr Abdelali Haoudi
Vice President for Research, Qatar Foundation and Acting Executive Director, QBRI

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Discussion – Energy & Environment Research

Dr Rabi Mohtar (Chair)
Executive Director, Qatar Energy & and Environment Research Institute

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Discussion – Computing Research

Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid
Executive Director, Qatar Computing Research Institute

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Outcomes of Opening & Breakout Sessions

Dr. Magid Abou-Gharbia, Dr Nabeel Al-Salem
 

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