Advancing High-performance Computing

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The Advanced Scientific Computing Center, led by Dr. Othmane Bouhali, aims to become a regional and global leader in scientific computing by developing innovative solutions and using state-of-the-art computational tools to address computational challenges in science, engineering and industry. The center — the second Texas A&M at Qatar research initiative named a TEES center — is a partnership between the Texas A&M at Qatar, Texas A&M’s main campus and the engineering research agency, TEES. Areas of interest for the center are high-performance computing, computational material sciences and chemistry, computational physics and biology and 3-D scientific visualization.

Intercultural Communication for Real-world Success

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Globalization and advancements in communication technology are bringing more and more people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds together in the classroom and the workplace. Due to complex socio-economic, political and linguistic factors, English has become a language of global communication. The spread of English language, globalization, and advancements in technology and their effect on inter- and intracultural communication and understanding are among the areas of research that Dr. Zohreh Eslami, professor and chair of the Liberal Arts Program at Texas A&M at Qatar, focuses on in her scholarly activities.

Triple Success in Teaching, Research and Mentoring

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Since coming to Doha in 2007, Dr. Beena Ahmed has built herself up as an accomplished researcher, teacher and mentor. An assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, her current research focus is on applying technology to solve different problems in the health arena. In particular, her work relates to stress, insomnia and speech disorders. Each of these areas have a common thread in that they are can be difficult or expensive to diagnose and treat. This is why Ahmed focuses on the use of smart phones and tablets together with machine learning algorithms and off-the-shelf sensors.

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