Hi! I am a postdoctoral research associate in the NLIP group at the University of Cambridge. I am a member of ALTA Institute where our research focus is on developing tools for automatic language learning and assessment. Before that I was a research associate at RGCL at the University of Wolverhampton where I also finished my PhD in the area of Natural Language Processing on the topic of ‘Automatic Identification and Translation of Multiword Expressions’.

Research Interests:

  • Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning
  • Multiword Expressions
  • Distributional Semantics
  • Figurative Language
  • Comparable Corpora
  • Cross-lingual Text Mining

Education:

PhD in Natural Language Processing, University of Wolverhampton 2014-2018

  • Thesis: Automatic Identification and Translation of Multiword Expressions

M. Sc. in Artificial Intelligence, Shiraz University 2009-2012

  • Thesis: Automatic Investigation of the Semantics of Persian Compound Verbs

B. Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, Shiraz University 2004-2008

  • Thesis: Detecting Openness of Pistachio Nuts Using Image Classification Methods