Welcome to my home page. My name is
Nizar Habash نزار حبش (pronounced /nəzár ħábaʃ/).
I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at New York
University Abu Dhabi. I am also the director of the Computational Approaches to Modeling Language
(CAMeL) Lab: www.camel-lab.com.
area of research is artificial intelligence, specifically natural
language processing and computational linguistics.
I primarily work on Arabic and Arabic dialect language processing
(in terms of orthography, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicons
machine translation and dialogue systems.
For more information about my research, check out my
lab research areas, my
lab resource page,
list of publications. For some demos and videos of my
work on Arabic artificial intelligence, corpus creation and dialogue
systems, go to www.camel-lab.com.
For courses I teach, tutorials and textbooks, see my
I am also an aspiring artist.
Most of my art work relates to language, communication and
identity narratives. Check
out my constructed language Delason.
It took seven years in the making. My current large art project is Palisra, a collection of pieces reflecting my views on
the Middle East conflict.
I sell some of my artisitic creations through Zazzle:
my wearable art product line.