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is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, George Washington
Before joining GWU, Mona was Research Scientist (Principle Investigator) at the Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS). She is also co-founder of the CADIM group which is one of the reference points on computational processing of Arabic and its dialects. Before joining CCLS in February 2005, Mona earned her PhD in Computational Linguistics in the University of Maryland College Park in 2003. Her thesis was on computational lexical semantics specifically looking at issues of multilingual processing and word senses, She worked under the supervision of Philip Resnik. You can get a copy of her thesis here.
In July 2003, Mona started a postdoc position under the mentorship of Daniel Jurafsky, at the Center for Spoken Language Processing at the University of Colorado, Boulder, then later in December she moved to Stanford University as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the NLP group.
Mona's research interests span several areas in computational linguistics: computational lexical semantics, multilingual processing, machine translation, computational socio-pragmatics, and information extraction & text analytics. Her current research focus is multipronged: She looks at issues of Arabic Natural Language Processing with a special interest in Arabic dialects; multilingual processing, computational analysis of social media.
Mona is serving in several NLP community wide initiatives. She has just been elected president elected President for the Association for
Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group for Semitic
Language Processing (SIG-Semitic) and the elected Secretary
for SIG for the Lexicon (SIGLEX).
Since January 2012, Mona is serving 2 years as an elected board member of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). She is a member of the Editorial board for the Journal of Language Resources and Evaluation. She is also the co-founder and co-organizer of the new conference on Semantic Processing (*SEM).
Until leaving Columbia in December 2012, Mona served as an elected University Senator representing the research community at Columbia University.
Mona T. Diab, PhD
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