Eslam Hussein

Hi, my name is Eslam Hussein. I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. My research interests are in the broad areas of multimodal machine learning, natural language processing, and social computing. I work under the supervision of Professor Chris Thomas on video entailment to detect out-of-context videos using multimodal machine learning and graph neural networks.


Before I joined Virginia Tech, I worked as a research associate at Qatar Computing Research Institute, where I worked on graph analytics and search problems, and I published a demo paper at SIGMOD'17 (honorable mention). Before I join QCRI, I worked as an assistant lecturer for eight years at Cairo University where I obtained my master's degree in Computer Science. Working as an assistant lecturer contributed substantially to developing my teaching skills and broadening my knowledge in Computer Science. While working on my master's degree, I successfully published two conference papers and one journal paper. In parallel with my work at Cairo University, I also worked as a software engineer in multiple companies in Cairo, which helped in sharpening my software engineering skills and knowledge.


  • October 2023: a new paper accepted to EMNLP'23 Findings: Narrative Style and the Spread of Health Misinformation on Twitter [Paper].
  • September 2020: a new audit study published at arXiv: Investigating Misinformation in Online Marketplaces: An Audit Study on Amazon [Paper].
  • March 2020: paper accepted at CSCW 2020: Measuring Misinformation in Video Search Platforms: An Audit Study on YouTube [Paper].
  • April 2019: poster accepted about Auditing YouTube for Misinformation at the Fourth Annual Virginia Tech Workshop on the Future of Human-Computer Interaction:: Algorithms that make you think, [Poster].
  • August 2018: admitted to the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Virginia Tech
  • October 2017: paper accepted at the Logic Journal of the IGPL (Impact factor 0.931), [Paper].
  • May 2017: demo paper accepted at SIGMOD'17 (honorable mention).
  • April 2016: joining QCRI as a research associate, [Link].
  • December 2015: successfully defended my master thesis at Cairo University.