Bashar Alhafni

(/baʃːaːr elhafniː/ بشار الحفني)

pronouns: his/him

Aloha! I am a first-year computer science Ph.D. student at NYU and I am fortunate to be advised by Professor Nizar Habash. I was a computer science graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC) and a graduate student researcher at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI). I was part of the Natural Language Group where I worked on machine translation under the supervision of Professor Jonathan May and on event relation extraction with Professor Nanyun Peng.

Previously, I was part of the Center on Knowledge Graphs research group where I worked on knowledge representation and semantic modeling under the supervision of Professors Anoop Kumar and Satish Kumar Thittamaranahalli. Prior to USC, I obtained my bachelors degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics from the University of Bridgeport.

My research interests lie in the fields of natural language processing and machine learning. Particularly, I am interested in mutlilingual natural language processing and language generation tasks such as grammatical error correction and machine translation.