alihashmi | MIT Center for Civic Media
M. Ali Hashmi is interested in projects and ideas at the intersection of journalism and technology. In particular, Ali is interested in: 1) understanding the ontology of digital asymmetries on the Internet; and 2) developing relevant media technologies for leveling the inequalities produced by these asymmetries. At the lab, Ali is working on applying machine learning and natural language processing on large-scale journalistic corpora. Prior to MIT, Ali was a McCormick scholar at Medill (Northwestern) and a Knight fellow at the Globe Lab (Boston Globe, NYTCO). He has worked as a software architect and development manager for Bell Canada for more than eight years, leading Business Intelligence and data integration teams in Toronto, Montreal, London (Ontario) and Bangalore; he has also worked as a journalist in Pakistan. He holds an MSJ degree from Northwestern University, a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario.