• Research Interest
  • My research interests include Information Retrieval, Social media, Natural Language Processing. More specifically, I am interested in the research question of how online search and social media interactions effect the decision making process and the human behavior in the health domain.

  • Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Robin Cohen, Karyn Moffatt, Amira Ghenai, Andy Yang, Margaret Corwin, Gary Lin, Raymond Zhao, Yipeng Ji, Alexandre Parmentier, Jason P’ng, Wil Tan, Lachlan Gray. 2020. Addressing Misinformation in Online Social Networks: Diverse Platforms and the Potential of Multiagent Trust Modeling. Information, Special issues: Tackling Misinformation Online. [PDF]

    Amira Ghenai, Mark D. Smucker and Charles L. A. Clarke. 2020, July. A Think-Aloud Study about Medical Misinformation in Search Results. ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR'20), Vancouver, British Columbia. [PDF]

    Amira Ghenai, Mark D. Smucker and Charles L. A. Clarke. 2019, July. A Think-Aloud Study about Medical Misinformation in Search Results. ACM SIGIR 2019 Workshop on Reducing Online Misinformation Exposure (ROME), Paris, France. [PDF]

    Amira Ghenai, Yelena Mejova, 2018, November. Fake Cures: User-centric Modeling of Health Misinformation in Social Media. The 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, New York City's Hudson River (Jersey City). [PDF]

    Amira Ghenai, Yelena Mejova, 2017, January. Catching Zika Fever: Application of Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning for Tracking Health Misinformation on Twitter. The Fifth IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2017), Park City, Utah. [Short paper, Full paper]

    Frances Pogacar, Amira Ghenai, Mark D. Smucker, Charles L. A. Clarke, 2017, October. The Positive and Negative Influence of Search Results on People’s Decisions about the Efficacy of Medical Treatments. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval. Amsterdam. [PDF]

    Amira Ghenai, 2017, June. PhD Track: Health Misinformation in Search and Social Media. In Proceedings of the 7rd ACM Digital Health Conference. London.UK. [PDF]

    Amer-Yahia, S., Anjum, S., Ghenai, A., Siddique, A., Abbar, S., Madden, S., Marcus, A. and El-Haddad, M., 2012, May. Maqsa: a system for social analytics on news. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (pp. 653-656). ACM. [PDF]

  • Posters
  • Amira Ghenai, Daniel J. Lizotte , 2015, March. What makes a review useful, funny or cool on Yelp.com?. Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2015 - Doha, Qatar. [Poster, Full paper]

  • Non Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Amira Ghenai, Moustafa M.Ghanem. Exploring Trust-Aware Neighbourhood in Trust-based Recommendation. arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.05380, Aug 2016. [PDF]

    Amira Ghenai, Eldar Khalilov, Pavel Valov, Charles L. A. Clarke, 2015, November. WaterlooClarke: TREC 2015 Clinical Decision Support Track. TREC Conference 2015 - Maryland, US. [PDF]

    Ghenai, Amira Salah Eddine. Data Analysis Using MapReduce Programming Model on the Cloud. Diss. Qatar University, 2010. [PDF]