Previously, I was a computer science graduate student at USC and a graduate student researcher at ISI where I worked with Professors Jonathan May and Nanyun Peng on machine translation and event relation extraction. Before that, I studied computer science and math at the University of Bridgeport.
My research interests are in natural language processing and machine learning, with a focus on natural language generation tasks such as grammatical error correction, text rewriting, and simplification. Specifically, I am interested in developing human-centric natural language generation systems to provide explainable and personalized outputs.
|10/2023||Our paper, Advancements in Arabic Grammatical Error Detection and Correction: An Empirical Investigation, has been accepted to EMNLP 2023!|
|05/2023||Started my research internship at Grammarly, where I will be working on personalizing LLMs under the supervision of Vipul Raheja, Dhruv Kumar, and Vivek Kulkarni!|
|05/2023||Our paper demo paper, The User-Aware Arabic Gender Rewriter, has been accepted to the GITT workshop at EAMT 2023.|
|10/2022||Our paper on, CrisisLTLSum: A Benchmark for Local Crisis Event Timeline Extraction and Summarization, has been accepted to the EMNLP 2022 Findings! This was a result of my summer internship at Dataminr.|
|10/2022||Our paper on, Arabic Word-level Readability Visualization for Assisted Text Simplification, has been accepted to the EMNLP 2022 system demonstrations track!|
|07/2022||We are running a shared task on Gender Rewriting at WANLP in EMNLP 2022. Check it out and participate!|
|05/2022||Our paper on, Zero-shot Cross-Linguistic Learning of Event Semantics, has been accepted to INLG 2022!|
|04/2022||Our paper on, User-Centric Gender Rewriting, has been accepted to NAACL 2022 main conference as a special theme paper!|
|04/2022||Our work on, The Arabic Parallel Gender Corpus 2.0: Extensions and Analyses, will appear in LREC 2022!|
|03/2022||I am part of the EMNLP 2022 Local Organizing Committee. Feel free to email me any local organization questions you may have.|
|01/2022||I will be spending my summer at Dataminr as a research intern under the mentorship of Joel Tetreault.|
|10/2021||Our new preprint, The Arabic Parallel Gender Corpus 2.0: Extensions and Analyses, is now available on arXiv.|
|06/2021||I passed my Ph.D. qualifying exam 🥳! Thanks to my committee members: Profs. Kyunghyun Cho, Nizar Habash, He He, and Julia Stoyanovich.|
|02/2021||Our paper on, The Interplay of Variant, Size, and Task Type in Arabic Pre-trained Language Models, has been accepted to 6th Arabic NLP workshop (WANLP), EACL 2021.|
|01/2021||I will be giving an invited talk at ETH Zürich’s NLP Reading Group (Host: Ryan Cotterell).|
|10/2020||Our paper on, Gender-Aware Reinflection using Linguistically Enhanced Neural Models, has been accepted to the second workshop on gender bias in NLP (GeBNLP), COLING 2020.|
I will be joining NYU as a computer science Ph.D. student in the Fall.
Let’s meetup and talk about NLP research if you’re in NYC!
|02/2020||Our paper, CAMeL Tools: An Open Source Python Toolkit for Arabic Natural Language Processing, has been accepted to LREC 2020.|
|06/2019||I will be live-tweeting sessions 3D and 7D on Machine Translation at NAACL 2019.|
|03/2019||I will be attending NAACL 2019 in Minneapolis to present our paper on Contextualized Word Embeddings Enhanced Event Temporal Relation Extraction for Story Understanding.|