Nizar Habbash

Nizar Habbash

Associate Professor of Computer Science, New York University Abu Dhabi

Nizar Habash is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Professor Habash specializes in natural language processing and computational linguistics (artificial intelligence for human languages). Before joining NYUAD, he was a research scientist at Columbia University's Center for Computational Learning Systems.  He has two undergraduate degrees in computer engineering and linguistics from Old Dominion University; and he obtained his PhD from the University of Maryland College Park on machine translation.  His research includes extensive work on machine translation, morphological analysis, syntactic parsing, sentiment analysis and dialogue systems, with specific attention to Arabic (both standard and dialectal). Professor Habash has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on over 20 grants. And he has over 200 publications including a book entitled "Introduction to Arabic Natural Language Processing". His website is www.nizarhabash.com. He is the director of the NYUAD Computational Approaches to Modeling Language (CAMeL) Lab (www.camel-lab.com). 


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