I am a research associate at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Qatar Foundation. My research focuses on various topics that are mostly related to human language technologies such as information retrieval, computational linguistics, information extraction, question answering, computational semantics, and speech processing. Furthermore, I conduct research in the fields of recommender systems and social computing. I earned my master's degree (MSc) from Cairo University. I gained practical experience working in the industry as an senior R&D engineer, which has sharpened my skills in using a vast spectrum of programming languages and technologies to build real-world large-scale projects and applications.
Cairo University; Giza, Egypt2012
Cairo University; Giza, Egypt2003
Learning from Relatives: Unified Dialectal Arabic Segmentation. In Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2017), Vancouver, Canada, 432-441.2017
Arabic Multi-Dialect Segmentation: bi-LSTM-CRF vs. SVM, http://arxiv.org/abs/1708.05891.2017
Language Processing and Learning Models for Community Question Answering in Arabic, Information Processing & Management (In Press), (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2017.07.003).2017
QCRI @ DSL 2016: Spoken Arabic Dialect Identification Using Textual Features, Proc. of the 3rd Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects, (VarDial 3), Osaka, Japan, P. 221.2016