I’m interested in technologies and interventions that foster positive social interactions in human-human and human-machine settings. I am currently pursuing my PhD at the Oxford Internet Institute focusing on understanding human communication and social interaction and building computational and machine learning models that can acquire and demonstrate social cognition skills by borrowing from principles in Psychology, Social Sciences and Cognition.
Prior to pursuing research, I spent over a decade as a computer science practitioner working in industry on applied Machine Learning and NLP; specifically language modeling, topic modeling and supervised/ unsupervised learning. I completed my masters in Information Management at University of Maryland, College Park where I worked with Jordan Boyd-Graber. I have a bachelor in engineering in Computer Science from Damascus University. More in my resume.