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Day 1 - Monday 19 March 2018

14:00 – 15:30   Parallel Research Paper Presentations – Session 2
•    Energy and Environment Pillar: Corrosion Protection & High Added Value Products

o    ‘Effect of Trace (100 vppm) H2S on the Corrosion Behaviour of Plain Carbon and Micro-alloyed Steels in a Predominant Sweet Environment in High Flow Regime’
       Mobbassar Hassan Sk - Qatar Shell Research Centre

o    ‘Coatings For Corrosion Protection: What Do We Need And Where Are We?’
       Fatima Montemor - Técnico Lisboa, Portugal

o    ‘Measurements Of Recycling Steel Slag At Qatar Steel Using Low-Level Gamma-Ray Spectrometry And Calculation Of Risk Factors’
       Mohammed Hushari - Ministry of Municipality and Environment

o    ‘Comparative Assessment of Conjugated Polymers for High Performance Plastic Electronics’
       Mohammed Al-Hashimi - Texas A&M University at Qatar

•    Health and Biomedical Pillar: Diabetes – Disease Characterization
           o    ‘Large Scale Omics Analysis of Type 2 Diabetes in the Qatari population’
                  Noha A. Yousri - Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

o    ‘Suppression of adipocyte hyperplasia through SIRT1-mediated inhibition of c-Myc function’
      Nayef Ali Mazloum - Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

o    ‘Stress granules as a possible regulator of pluripotent stem cell self-renewal and differentiation’
      Mohamed M. Emara - Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

•    Computing and Information Technology Pillar: Data Science
           o    ‘A Deep Learning Approach for Detection of Electricity Theft Cyber Attacks in Smart Grids’
                  Muhammad Ismail - Texas A&M University at Qatar 

o    ‘Learning Spatiotemporal Latent Factors of Traffic via a Regularized Tensor Factorization: Imputing Missing Values and Forecasting’
      Abdelkader Baggag - Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

o    ‘Almost BP-XOR Coding Technique for Tolerating Three Disk Failures in RAID-7 Architectures’
      Naram Mhaisen - Qatar University

o    ‘Real-Time Object Detection on Android using Tensorflow’
       Ameema Zainab - Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Pillar: Population and Economic Sustainability

o    ‘Population Growth and Housing Affordability in Doha Metropolitan: Challenges and Opportunities’
      Hatem Ibrahim - Qatar University

o    ‘Migration Policies in Qatar: Did It Work Enough to Attract the Highly-Skilled Migrants?’
       Hend Abdalrahaman Al Muftah - Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

o    ‘Exploring The Challenges Of Work-Family Balance Among Qatari Families: Experiences And Implications’
      Azza Abdelmoneium - Doha International Family Institute

o    ‘Unskilled Labour Migrants in Qatar: Issues and Policy Developments’
      Carol Rose Lafferty - Community College of Qatar

o    ‘Have Qatari Women Succeeded in Entrepreneurship?’
      Hend Abdalrahman Al Muftah - Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

 

Day 2 - Tuesday 20 March 2018

07:30 – 08:00      Registration
08:30 – 10:00      Plenary Talks & Panel Discussion – ‘Delivering Impactful Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy’

•    Professor Mariam A. Al-Maadeed
Vice President - Research & Graduate Studies, Qatar University, Qatar

•    Professor Teck Seng Low 

CEO, National Research Foundation, Singapore

•    Dr. Orkun Hasekioğlu 
Vice President, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey  
(TÜBİTAK)

•    Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman
President & CEO, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Malaysia

•    Dr. Hamad Al-Ibrahim (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Qatar Foundation Research and Development 

10:00 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 1 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

10:30 – 17:30      The Future 20 Startups Presentations (at The Future 20 Pavilion)

12:00 – 13:00      ARC’18 Poster Display, Startups Exhibition, Networking

12:30 – 13:30      Buffet Lunch

13:30 – 15:00      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 2 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

15:00 – 15:30      Break
15:30 – 16:30      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 3 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

16:30 – 17:00      Break

17:00 – 17:30      Closing Plenary – Summary of Qatar National Research Strategy Review Sessions