Program Head, Computer Science; Associate Professor
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 Areas: machine translation, morphological analysis, syntactic analysis
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.