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Walid Magdy

Lecturer (assistant professor)

ILCC group

School of Informatics

The University of Edinburgh



Short Bio

I am a faculty member at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC), part of the School of Informatics, the Univeristy of Edinburgh. My main expertise is in social computing, information retrieval (IR), and data mining. I hold my PhD degree from the School of Computing, Dublin City University (DCU). I have large industrial background from working for Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Microsoft, and IBM.

Research Interests

  • Social Computing

    Social content analysis (computational social science), political bias detection, and users' behavior prediction
  • Information Retrieval

    Information filtering, social search, patent search, evaluation metrics, Arabic IR, and cross-language IR (CLIR)
  • Data Mining

    Text mining, classification, and sentiment analysis
  • Natural Language Processing

    Arabic NLP tasks


Research Activities

  • Reviewer in journals: ACM TOIS, ACM TOIT, ACM TKDE, Springer IR Journal, Elsevier IP&M, Elsevier Information Systems, Elsevier Expert Systems, JMCL, Communications of the ACM, Elsevier World Patent Information, Elsevier Computer Speech & Language, AI Communications, JNCA, Computational Linguistics, WWW Journal, Applied Computing & Informatics, Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM), Online Information Review Journal.

  • Reviewer in conferences: CIKM 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018; IJCNLP 2011; IRFC 2012, 2013, 2014; SIGIR 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; CLEF 2013, 2014; KDIR 2015; ECIR 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; EACL 2017, HICSS51, ICNLSP 2018, SDCS 2018, ICWSM 2015, 2016, 2017,2018; CSCW 2016, 2018; EMNLP 2016; HCOMP 2016; WWW 2017, 2018;.

  • Co-organizer of the CLEF-IP track 2012 and SemEval 2015, 2016

  • Co-organizer the following workshops:
    2nd Workshop on Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools, @LREC 2016
    3rd Workshop on Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools, @LREC 2018
    BroDyn: Analysis of Broad Dynamic Topics over Social Media, @ECIR 2018

  • Tutorials:
    Possible Directions for Building a Career in Data Science, Cairo University, Egypt, Dec 2017. Tutorial Link



List of my full publications: publications


List of my patents filed by IBM, Microsoft, DCU, and QCRI: patents

Media Attentions

List of news artciles published on some of my work: here


Email: (wmagdy) at inf dot ed dot ac dot uk

10 Crichton Street
Informatics Forum 3.12A
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 131 651 5612

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