I am a Principal Research Scientist at Microsoft Research Redmond. My work interests are in the areas of Machine Learning and Deep Learning applied to Machine Translation, Natural Language processing, Speech Translation and Semi-Supervised Machine Learning.
My work focuses on applied research leading to innovative and practical solutions for challenging real-life problems.
I completed my Ph.D. at Dublin City University and my M.SC. and B.SC. at Cairo University. I joined Microsoft in 2010, before that I had been working in IBM since 1996.
Currently, I am working on Neural Machine Translation and Semi-Supervised models.
Machine translation has made rapid advances in recent years. Millions of people are using it today in online translation systems and mobile applications in order to communicate across language barriers. The question naturally arises whether such systems can approach or…
We tackled the challenge of insufficient parallel data using a Semi-Supervised Universal Neural Machine Translation approach that requires only a few thousand parallel sentences for an extremely low-resource language to achieve a high-quality machine translation system