Nizar Habash

Professor of Computer Science; Global Network Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts and Science - Courant Institute; Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS (Computer Engineering); BA (Linguistics and Languages) Old Dominion University; MS and PhD (Computer Science) University of Maryland College Park

Research Websites: Computational Approaches to Modeling Language Lab

Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Arabic Language Processing


Nizar Habash is a computer scientist specializing in natural language processing and computational linguistics. Before joining NYUAD, he was a research scientist at Columbia University's Center for Computational Learning Systems. His research includes extensive work on machine translation, morphological analysis, and computational modeling of Arabic and its dialects. Professor Habash has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on over 20 grants. And he has over 150 publications including a book entitled "Introduction to Arabic Natural Language Processing". He is the director of the Computational Approaches to Modeling Language (CAMeL) Lab.

Nizar's research interests include machine translation, morphological analysis, syntactic analysis, computational modeling of Arabic and its dialects.

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