October 1, 2018

Ferda Ofli

Dr. Ferda Ofli is a Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute’s Social Computing group. Before joining QCRI in 2014, Dr. Ofli was a postdoctoral researcher in the Teleimmersion Lab working with Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). His current research focuses on using deep learning techniques on Internet image data, created and annotated by online communities, to improve object recognition and scene understanding. Specific areas of interest include (i) understanding health habits from profile pictures and food photos, and (ii) extracting actionable information from imagery content for crisis response and management.