Dr. Ahmed Abdelali | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Dr. Ahmed Abdelali

Dr. Ahmed Abdelali

Senior Software Engineer
Arabic Language Technologies
Qatar Computing Research Institute

  • Phone+974 445 41429
  • Office location1140-B1-RC


Dr. Abdelali is a Senior Software Engineer at Qatar Computing Research Institute, Arabic Language Technologies research group. His research interest focuses on natural language processing namely, areas of machine translation, information retrieval and extraction with emphasis on applications related to Arabic language and its dialects. Dr. Abdelali received his MS and PhD in computer Science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Worked as a researcher for NMSU Computing Research Laboratory and Physical Science Laboratory before joining QCRI. Dr. Abdelali has published and co-authored several research papers and articles in various peer-reviewed conferences and journals.


Research Interests

  • Arabic Language Technologies
  • Machine Translation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning


Senior System Analyst

Research Administration NMSU Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Analyst

    Physical Science Laboratory NMSU Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Computer Specialist II

    Computing Research Laboratory NMSU Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Research Assistant

    New Mexico Tech Socorro, New Mexico Master student of Computer Science at New Mexico Tech.



Ph.D. in Computer Science

New Mexico Tech. Socorro, NM

  • M.S .Computer Science

    New Mexico Tech. Socorro, NM


Selected Publications

  • Hamdy Mubarak, Ahmed Abdelali, Hassan Sajjad, Younes Samih and Kareem Darwish

    Highly Effective Arabic Diacritization using Sequence to Sequence Modeling. Accepted at NAACL-HLT 2019.

  • Ahmed Abdelali, Irina Temnikova, Stephan Vogel, and Samy Hedaya

    The WAW Corpus: The First Corpus of Interpreted Speeches and their Translations for English and Arabic. LREC 2018. 7-12 May 2018. Miyazaki, Japan.

  • Ahmed Abdelali, Nadir Durrani, Francisco Guzmán

    iAppraise: A Manual Machine Translation Evaluation Environment. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT), San Diego, US, June 2016.

  • Chew, A. P., Bader W.B. Helmreich, S., Abdelali, A., and Verzi, J. S.

    An information-theoretic, vector-space-model approach to cross-language information retrieval. Natural Language Engineering, 17(1), pp 37–70.

  • Chew, P. A., Abdelali, A.

    Benefits of the ‘Massively Parallel Rosetta Stone’: Cross-Language Information Retrieval with over 30 Languages. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2007. Prague, Czech Republic, June 23–30, 2007. pp. 872-879.

  • Abdelali, A.

    Localization in Modern Standard Arabic. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Volume 55, Number 1, 2004. pp. 23-28.