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Keynote Speech

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Dr. Jim Jansen (PhD)
Principal Scientist
Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

Editor-in-chief Jim Jansen
Information Processing and Management (Elsevier / IF=7.466, Q1)

Dr. Jim Jansen is a Principal Scientist in the Social Computing Group of the Qatar Computing Research Institute leading a research team working on the automatic generation of personas (see He is a graduate of West Point and has a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University. Professor Jansen is editor-in-chief of the journal, Information Processing & Management (Elsevier), a member of the editorial boards of seven international journals, and former editor-in-chief of the journal, Internet Research (Emerald). He has received several awards and honors, including an ACM Research Award, six application development awards, and a university-level teaching award, along with other writing, publishing, research, teaching, and leadership honors. Dr. Jansen has authored or co-authored 350 or so research publications, with articles appearing in a multi-disciplinary range of journals and conferences. He is the author of the book, Understanding Sponsored Search: A Coverage of the Core Elements of Keyword Advertising (Cambridge University Press).