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Texas A&M at Qatar awarded 11 grants by QNRF that address Qatar’s needs

Published Dec 20, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar was awarded 11 projects from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in Cycle 11 of the National Priorities Research Program, and its research office was named the Best Research Office of the Year. This is the for the fourth year in a row the research office has been recognized by QNRF and the sixth time in the past seven years. The research office is responsible…

Eslami research project on hate speech receives funding from Texas A&M VPR

Published Dec 19, 2018

Liberal arts professor and program chair Dr. Zohreh Eslami and research collaborators from main campus have had their project selected for funding by the vice president of research at Texas A&M, Dr. Mark A Barteau. The project, "The Pragmatics of Othering: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Cyberhate," examines hate speech from an interdisciplinary approach and finds ways to counter it.

Ruimi serves on jury panel for HMC symposium

Published Dec 19, 2018

Mechanical engineering associate professor Dr. Annie Ruimi served on the jury panel of Hamad Medical Corporation's Eighth Surgical Research and Innovation Ideas Ibn Ishaq Symposium 2018, recently. The symposium explored new ideas at the crossroads of engineering and medicine. Dr. Ruimi served on a five-panel jury overseeing the technological track in which nine teams presented and had their proposals…

Liberal arts faculty take part in WISE roundtable

Published Dec 19, 2018

Program chair Dr. Zohreh Eslami and liberal arts faculty members Dr. Sara Hillman and Dr. Aymen Elsheikh participated in a World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Happenings Roundtable, "From Competition to Collaboration in Language Learning," at Qatar Foundation headquarters earlier this month. Language scholars and educators from a variety of sectors in Qatar were invited to discuss language…

Medical and High Energy Physics research group wins second place in presentation competition

Published Dec 19, 2018

The Medical and High Energy Physics research group at Texas A&M at Qatar, headed by research professor Dr. Othmane Bouhali, recently placed second in the presentation competition at the International Workshop on Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy in Beirut, Lebanon. Temporary research associate Yassine Toufique, technical laboratory coordinator Maya Abi Akl and Bouhali presented the results of…

Qaraqe and researchers awarded best oral presentation

Published Dec 19, 2018

Electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Khalid Qaraqe was recently awarded Best Oral Presentation at the Eighth International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks in Bangkok, Thailand. Sharing the award with Qaraqe on presenting the paper, "Line of Sight VLC in Inhomogeneous Underwater Medium: Performance Evaluation," were temporary research associate Noha Anous and associate…

Education City United celebrates Qatar National Day

Published Dec 19, 2018

The Qatari Student Association at Texas A&M at Qatar, along with all of the Qatari student organizations across Education City, recently hosted Education City United to celebrate Qatar National Day. The event at the Ceremonial Court included various activities such as a bazaar of student businesses, a gallery with student paintings and food stands. The event finished with an operetta directed by…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts industry representatives at annual networking event

Published Dec 11, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted its annual Career Networking Night at the Texas A&M Engineering Building in Education City, Doha, Qatar. More than 65 students and 25 former students met with 65 representatives from 35 companies in the region about internship and employment opportunities. The event was sponsored by Dolphin Energy and organized by the Student Engineers’…

Professors Serpedin and Qaraqe receive prestigious IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award for 2018

Published Dec 05, 2018

Electrical and computer engineering professors Dr. Erchin Serpedin and Dr. Khalid Qaraqe, together with their former Ph.D. student Dr. Sangwoo Park, received the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award for year 2018 for their paper, "Gaussian Assumption: The Least Favorable but the Most Useful." The paper was first published in the March 2013 issue of the prestigious IEEE Signal Processing…

Petroleum engineering sophomores visit QP site in Dukhan

Published Dec 05, 2018

Petroleum engineering sophomore students reently visited Qatar Petroleum's facilities in Dukhan. The students toured QP's drilling operations and visited a rig site. The visit enabled students to learn more about drilling operations, drilling rig components, drilling fluids and directional drilling. It also gave them insights into the real-life work environment of professional engineers in the oil…