Dr. Zaghouani is an Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities within the Middle Eastern Studies department of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
He received a Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing from the University of Paris Nanterre, and an M.A in Linguistics from the University of Montreal. His research interests span several areas of computational linguistics: Arabic Data Analytics, Linguistic Annotation, Language Resources and Evaluation, Fake News Detection, Sentiment Analysis, Lexical-Semantics and Computational Morphology. Over the years, he participated in multiple large scale human language technology projects such as the Penn Arabic TreeBank and PropBank, the Multi-Arabic Dialect Applications and Resources project (MADAR), The Qatar Arabic Language Bank in several universities and research institutions such as the University of Colorado Boulder, the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, the University of Montreal, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zaghouani worked as a consultant in various international companies specialized in Big Data and Information Management such as Nuance, OpenText, Nstein Technologies, Temis France and Lionridge. He co-organized several international conferences and workshops such as Arabic Natural Language Processing workshops, the Social Media Analysis in the Arab World SocInfo 2019 workshop, The QICC Fake News Detection Contest, the CheckThat! Fact Checking CLEF Lab, The Arabic Author Profiling and Deception Detection FIRE 2019 Task, and the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL) Conference. He published over 50+ peer-reviewed journal and conference publications cited 912 times with an h-index of 17.
Information Systems Program, Carnegie Mellon University (Qatar)2015-2018
Computer Science Program, Carnegie Mellon University (Qatar)2012-2015
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA2006-2010
University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, USA2009-2010
The Language technology group of the Joint Research Center (JRC), Ispra, Italy2005-2006
OpenText Inc., Montreal, Canada2002- 2004
University of Paris Nanterre La Defense, (Paris, France)2015
University of Montreal, (Montreal, Canada)2009
(Minor in Computer Science, Major in Linguistics), University of Quebec in Montreal, (Montreal, Canada)2002
Language and Civilization, Université de Kairouan, (Kairouan, Tunisia)1999
Nakov, P., Barrón-Cedeño, A., Da San Martino, G., Alam, F., Struß, J. M., Mandl, T., Míguez, R., Caselli, T., Kutlu, M., Zaghouani, W., Li, C., Shaar, S., Shahi, G. K., Mubarak, H., Nikolov, A., Babulkov, N., Kartal, Y. S., & Beltrán, J. B. (2022). The CLEF-2022 CheckThat! Lab on fighting the COVID-19 infodemic and fake news detection. In Springer eBooks (pp. 416–428).