I am a senior deep learning scientist at Think Big Analytics, a Teradata company, in San Diego.
From 2014–2017 I was a research scientist at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), also teaching and advising at the University of Saarland.
In 2014 I completed a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.
I enjoy working on machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), and related fields. Specifically, this includes deep learning / neural nets, language modeling, machine translation, word clusters/vectors, neural language modeling & machine translation, syntactic parsing, speech recognition, morphological analysis & stemming, Persian NLP, Arabic NLP, and efficient large-scale software for natural language processing. I'm also interested in language typology.