Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid is the founding executive director of the Qatar Computing Research Institute. Prior to joining Qatar Foundation in 2010, he served as Chief Scientist in Hewlett-Packard and Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University where he is now an emeritus professor.
Dr. Elmagarmid is a recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award from President Reagan in 1988 and a recipient of The 2019 Contribution Award from the ACM-SIGMOD Technical Society. He is an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Fellow and an AAAS Fellow. The University of Dayton and Ohio State University have both named him among their distinguished alumni.