Dr Kareem Darwish | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Dr Kareem Darwish

Dr. Kareem Darwish

Principal Scientist
Arabic Language Technologies
Qatar Computing Research Institute

  • Phone44 540 628
  • Office locationRDC B1-1132


Kareem Darwish is a principal scientist at the Arabic Language Technologies at QCRI with interest in natural language processing (NLP), social computing, and information retrieval. He was as a researcher at the Cairo Microsoft Innovation Lab and the IBM Human Language Technologies group in Cairo. He also taught in the Electrical Engineering Department at the German University in Cairo and the Faculty of Computer and Informatics at Cairo University. He is currently developing a state-of-the-art Arabic NLP toolkit that includes POS tagging, named entity recognition, parsing, etc. In social computing, he is working on the automated detection of propaganda accounts on social media and on stance detection.


Research Interests

  • Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Computing


Principal Scientist

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), HBKU

February 2011
  • Researcher

    Cairo Microsoft Innovation Center (CMIC), Microsoft

    March 2007 – February 2011
  • Research Consultant

    IBM Technology Development Center, Cairo, IBM

    March 2005 – March 2007
  • Lecturer

    Cairo University, Cairo

    August 2005 – February 2011
  • Lecturer

    German University in Cairo

    January 2004 – August 2005


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

May 2003
  • Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    University of Maryland, College Park

    August 1999
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    University of Maryland, College Park

    December 1995

Selected Publications

  • Walid Magdy, Kareem Darwish, and Ingmar Weber. "#FailedRevolutions

    Using Twitter to Study the Antecedents of ISIS Support." First Monday 21.2 (2016)

  • Kareem Darwish and Walid Magdy

    "Arabic information retrieval." Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval 7, no. 4 (2014): 239-342.

  • Ahmed Abdelali, Kareem Darwish, Nadir Durrani, and Hamdy Mubarak

    "Farasa: A fast and Furious Segmenter for Arabic." In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Demonstrations, pp. 11-16. 2016

  • Kareem Darwish. "Named entity recognition using cross-lingual resources: Arabic as an example

    In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers), vol. 1, pp. 1558-1567. 2013.