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Guidelines to Figure-Eight (CrowdFlower) Platform

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How does Figure-Eight works?

Figure-Eight is based on the idea of creating millions of simple online tasks to create a distributed computing machine. The business model of Figure-Eight is composed on a customer, a task and a contributor. Figure-Eight provides tools for the customer to upload their data and design their task either by drag and drop or using Crow-Flower Mark up Language (CML). Then, the task became available for the contributors (crowd) to perform. Figure-Eight provides a set of tools to set the desired quality, speed and cost of the task. This section describes the mechanisms provided to achieve the most possible quality in the task.

Crowdsourcing

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What is crowdsourcing?

“Remember outsourcing? Sending jobs to India and China is so 2003. The new pool of cheap labor: everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do corporate R & D.” By Jeff Howe

Spatial and Temporal analysis of Electoral violence of the Kenyan Elections 2008

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In Kenya, after the 2007 presidential elections, the country was drowned in cycles of intensive violence for two months, resulting in 1200 killed and 100,000 displaced (Brown & Sriram, 2012). Kenya is one of the limited case studies in the literature where satellite images were used to detect the locations of violent incidents. This case study can help us to use spatial analysis to understand the diffusion pattern of electoral violence in Kenya and which approach of the aforementioned diffusion approaches, escalation, relocation and violence legitimacy, is applied.

Spatial and Temporal analysis of Electoral violence of the Nigerian Elections 2003

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Nigeria in 2003 held more than one election in the same month.It started with the House of the representative and Senate elections on the same day, 12th of April 2003. Then the presidential election was held on 19th of April 2003. Then on the 3rd of May 2003, the National Assembly election was conducted. According to the data collected by HRW, violence started earlier in Delta state from January to March as it is the most oil-producing state in Nigeria. The violent incidents included clashes between different ethnic groups and other clashes between armed groups and security forces. The most violent incidents were on 12th and 19th of April and the 3rd of May (on election days(s) violence). In most of the incidents the ruling party was the main perpetrator. Some incidents started earlier on 10th and 11th and some took place during the first three days of May. The violence started on 10th of April in Bassambiri area in Bayelsa state in the form of clashing thugs belong to opponent parties. On the 11th different violent incidents took place in different areas (Amadi-amain in River state and Warri in Delta state) in the form of the temporary displacement of people from their homes and attacks waged by the opponent’s party’s supporters.

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes affect us and what we can do about them?

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I received the “Whistling Vivaldi: how stereotypes affect us and what we can do’’ book by Claude Steele as a Christmas gift and it was the best gift I got this year. The book explains, in a scientific way backed with experiments and publications, how negative stereotypes and stigmatizations related to certain groups influence the intellectual and physical ability of the people who belong to those groups. I found the book clarifying to me a lot of what I went through as a female Egyptian Ph.D. student in Computer Science in the UK. I could relate to the feelings, the struggles, and the experiences of the students who participated in the experiments described in the book. I finished the book in a week and decided to write this summary to spread knowledge.

activities

PhD Support Group Member

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2021 - 2020:

  • Workshop: PhD support Group Sessions
  • Venue: Computing Science School, Glasgow University
  • Location: Glasgow, The UK
  • My responsibilities was to:
    • One of the founders/organisers of the mental health support group for PhD students at computing Science school, Glasgow University.
    • One of the runners of the weekly sessions to support the PhD students.

Python Instructor

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July 2021:

  • Workshop: PhD support Group Sessions
  • Venue: Computing Science School, Glasgow University
  • Location: Ibadaan, Nigeria
  • My responsibilities was to:
    • Preparing course material
    • Teaching Python (Basic programming)
    • Teaching Data science toolkit (Pandas, Numpy and MatplotLib)

Web Development Instructor

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Sept 2021:

  • Workshop: Code First Girls
  • Venue: Glasgow University
  • Location: Glasgow, The UK
  • My responsibilities was to:
    • Teaching HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap and JQuery
    • Teaching Github
    • Teaching UX-Design

publications

struggles

Paper rejection 2020

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Dec 2020 My first full paper to the ECIR 2021 conference is rejected. Most of the feedback from the reviewers is reasonable and useful. I was looking forward to get similar feedback on my research to develop it and make it better. However, it is still disappointing and discouraging sometimes. I’ll work on the paper and resubmit it.

Rejections in 2021

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1 - Internship at Microsoft Research, November 2021 I applied for an internship at MS research in New York and in Montereal but again I did not hear back from them.

Rejections in 2022

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ACL, Feb 2022 I restrctured the paper rejected from the WOAH workshop looked at the work from a different perspective and submitted the paper to ACL ARR september round. I got some reviews that I addressed and resubitted it in the Novemebr round. Then we got 2 new reviewers with new reviews. The paper recieved mixed scores 3.5, and 4 from older reviewers and 1.5 and 2.5 from the new reviewrs. The meta-review score was the same in the Sept nad Nov rounds which is 3.

talks

teaching

Computer Programming: Python

Course lap, Glasgow University, Computing Science, 2017

My responsibilities was to:

  • Tutoring in lab
  • Exam invigilation
  • Code and exam marking
  • Supervising a software engineering master student

Java Programming

course lab, Glasgow University, Computing Science, 2018

My responsibilities was to:

  • Tutoring in lab
  • Exam invigilation
  • Code and exam marking
  • Supervising a software engineering master student

Computer Thinking: Alice

Course lab, Glasgow University, Computing Science, 2018

My responsibilities was to:

  • Tutoring in lab
  • Exam invigilation
  • Code and exam marking
  • Supervising a software engineering master student

IT Programming: Java

Course lab, Glasgow University, Computing Science, 2018

My responsibilities was to:

  • Tutoring in lab
  • Exam invigilation
  • Code and exam marking
  • Supervising a software engineering master student

Data science

Course lab, Dundee University, Computing Science, 2019

My responsibilities was to:

  • Helping students with machine learning and Python assignments.
  • Marking machine learning and Python assignments.

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