Speaker: Dr Tarek Elabbady, Senior Director, Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs
Chair: Professor Mike Walker OBE FREng
Technology played a key role in the Arab Spring revolutions. Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs in Cairo is an applied research group located in Egypt focusing on natural language technologies, mobile multimedia, and social mining technologies. Most of the relatively young researchers at the Advanced Technology Labs in Cairo were among the demonstrators in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution, and the events reflected immediately upon their work.
The speaker, Dr Tarek Elabbady, showcases results from these projects in an attempt to offer a short survey of modern technology areas that found fresh applications during and after the Arab Spring revolutions.