Sasha Luccioni

MILA, Canada

Sasha Luccioni is a Researcher in AI for Humanity initiatives at the Mila Institute. She obtained her PhD in Cognitive Computing from UQÀM in 2018 and spent two years working in applied ML, specifically in applying Deep Learning and NLP to different industrial applications. She has been at Mila since 2019, working on projects that apply ML in applications such as health, environment and education. She is also involved in community initiatives, serving on the Executive Committee of Climate Change AI and on the Advisory board of Kids Code Jeunesse

Nizar Habash

NYU, Abu Dhabi

Nizar Habash is a Professor and Program Head of Computer Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). He is also the director of the Computational Approaches to Modeling Language (CAMeL) Lab. Professor Habash specializes in natural language processing and computational linguistics. Before joining NYUAD in 2014, he was a research scientist at Columbia University’s Center for Computational Learning Systems. He received is PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park in 2003. He has two bachelors degrees, one in Computer Engineering and one in Linguistics and Languages. 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 25 research grants. And he has over 200 publications including a book entitled “Introduction to Arabic Natural Language Processing”.