Computational Approaches to Modeling Language Lab

The Computational Approaches to Modeling Language (CAMeL) Lab is a research lab at New York University Abu Dhabi established in September 2014. CAMeL's mission is research and education in artificial intelligence, specifically focusing on natural language processing, computational linguistics, and data science. The main lab research areas are Arabic natural language processing, machine translation, text analytics and dialogue systems.

Featured Projects


TOIA (time-offset interaction application) is a bilingual (Arabic-English) conversational agent, similar to a chat bot, except that the avatar is based on pre-recorded videos of an actual human being.


Parallel Dialectal Corpus and Lexicon for 25+ cities


A browsable 100-million word data set of Gulf Arabic


CAMeL Lab is part of the CADIM Consortium, which is comprised of three research labs with active collaboration in Columbia University, George Washington University, and New York University Abu Dhabi.

Additionally, CAMeL researchers have been involved in collaborations with researchers in  United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), The American University in Beirut (AUB), Birzeit University, University of Montreal, University of Malta, University of Bahrain, Adelphi University, and Rutgers University, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU Pittsburgh and CMU Qatar), and Qatar University (QU).


Contact Us

Computational Research Building (A2)
Room 189
PO Box 129188
Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Nizar Habash, Director
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Phone: +971 2 628-4578