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This is my personal website where I share the latest news about myself and my professional life. I also discuss my ideas and whatever I think is worth to write about here in my blog.
I am a postdoctoral research fellow and adjunct lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University where I work with Dr. Antonios Anastasopoulos on natural language processing for less-resourced languages.
In 2022, I obtained my Ph.D. at Insight Centre for Data Analytics at National University of Ireland, Galway where I was privileged to be advised by Dr. John McCrae in the Unit for Linguistic Data. My Ph.D. focused broadly on lexicographic data linking and natural language processing (NLP) and gave me the chance to learn a lot from the various inter/multi-disciplinary teams at ELEXIS - a European Lexicographic Infrastructure. From July to December 2021, I was also a visiting researcher at ATILF and LORIA.
I hold an MSc in Machine Learning from Paris Descartes University (2016-17) and an MA in Natural Language Processing from Sorbonne Nouvelle University (2014-16). During my masters, I worked in different research groups, namely at LIP6, LIMSI, and LIPN, on quite various fields of co-reference resolution, language generation and neural machine translation (here is one of my master’s theses). Back in 2013, as a member of the Kurdish Language Processing Project (KLPP) I developed some of the fundamental language processing tools for Kurdish. I obtained my B.Sc. in Software Engineering in 2014 at University of Kurdistan, Faculty of Engineering.
As a multidisciplinary explorer, my research experiences and academic background lie at the junction of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. I am also interested in less-resourced languages and particularly, Kurdish language processing. On my personal side, I have a voracious appetite for knowledge about languages. I spend part of my spare time on learning languages. I am also interested in history and admire Hellenism, with all its glorious aspects. Although I like all types of art, my only artistic competence is in violin. I have had two public performances so far, Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor in my home town, and Telemann’s concerto for 4 violins No. 2 in D major in Hôpital de la Collégiale.
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