ACADEMICS & RESEARCH
Spaces for making, thinking, testing, creating.
In each academic program, CMU-Q provides specialized laboratory spaces where students can learn, investigate and conduct research.
Biological Sciences labs
Biology lab: a state-of-the art lab, with equipment for cellular, biochemical, and molecular biology research and teaching. In addition to standard laboratory equipment, we also have equipment for real-time PCR, next generation DNA sequencing (IonS5), HPLC, and a flow cytometer for cellular analysis. This laboratory is used for the freshman phage-hunters course, as well as upper-class biology laboratory courses. There is a separate room that is dedicated to faculty and student research, which includes a Biosafety Level 2 tissue culture area.
Chemistry lab: a teaching lab for both biological sciences majors and non-majors. It is equipped with appropriate instrumentation for an upper level quantitative chemistry laboratory (HPLC, ICP-AES, ion chromatography). Instruction in modern organic chemistry laboratory skills is provided through our partnership with Weill Cornell Medical School.
Business Administration labs
QSmartLab: a visual interface for big data that is used as a teaching tool for students studying financial markets, as well as a tool for research and other applications. Q-SmartLab was developed by an interdisciplinary team at CMU-Q.
Business Resource Center: a space where students can access real-time data from Thomson-Reuters, Ikon, and Bloomberg.
Computer Science labs
Cloud Computing Lab (CCL): spearheads research into enabling the use of the cloud model for regionally relevant applications. CCL pioneers cloud computing research in the region and is the founding member of the Qatar Cloud Computing Center (Qloud).
Natural Language Processing (NLP) lab: addresses multilingual processing and machine translation, with a special focus on improving Arabic language technology and also language learning.
Networking Systems Lab (NSL): conducts research in many areas of computer networks and systems.
Information Systems labs
Information Systems lab: a teaching lab that allows the flexibility to install, experiment with, and expose students to a variety of unique software and hardware configurations that support their coursework.
Human-Computer Interface lab: special equipment that enables testing of human interactions with technology. The lab reflects emerging technologies and includes research equipment for students (such as Emotiv brain-computer interfaces, Noldus face reader, and Tobii eye tracker) to explore how the technologies can be applied.