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Dr. Tahira Naseem
Assistant Professor
PhD (Computer Science) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Natural Language Processing, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Linguistics

biography

Dr. Tahira Naseem received her PhD in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014. Her research interests lie in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP) with special focus on developing language processing techniques for low-resource languages. Prior to her PhD, she received her Master in Computer Science from FAST-NU, Lahore. She also worked as lecturer in CS department of FAST-NU, Lahore and as researcher in the Center of Natural Language Processing at FAST-NU, Lahore.

  • Many Views in One: Dependency Parsing Using Corpus Level Models. Tahira Naseem, Tommi Jaakkola, and Regina Barzilay. submitted to ACL 2014.
  • Selective Sharing for Multilingual Dependency Parsing. Tahira Naseem, Regina Barzilay, and Amir Globerson. ACL 2012
  • Using Semantic Cues to Learn Syntax. Tahira Naseem and Regina Barzilay. AAAI 2011
  • In-domain Relation Discovery with Meta-constraints via Posterior Regularization. Harr Chen, Edward Benson, Tahira Naseem, and Regina Barzilay. ACL/HLT 2011
  • Using Universal Linguistic Knowledge to Guide Grammar Induction. Tahira Naseem, Harr Chen, Regina Barzilay, and Mark Johnson. EMNLP 2010
  • Multilingual Part-of-Speech Tagging: Two Unsupervised Approaches. Tahira Naseem, Benjamin Snyder, Jacob Eisenstein, and Regina Barzilay. JAIR 36 (2009)
  • Unsupervised Multilingual Grammar Induction. Benjamin Snyder, Tahira Naseem, and Regina Barzilay. ACL 2009
  • Adding More Languages Improves Unsupervised Multilingual Part-of-Speech Tagging: A Bayesian Non-Parametric Approach. Benjamin Snyder, Tahira Naseem, Jacob Eisenstein, and Regina Barzilay. NAACL 2009
  • Unsupervised Multilingual Learning for POS Tagging. Benjamin Snyder, Tahira Naseem, Jacob Eisenstein, and Regina Barzilay. EMNLP 2008

Research Officer, 2004-2006
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore
Lecturer, 2006-2007
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore
Teaching Assistant, Fall 2010 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Natural Language Processing
Served on the review committee
for EMNLP 2013, ACL 2013, COLING 2012, ACL 2012, IJCNLP 2011, EMNLP 2011, EMNLP 2010 and ACL 2010. Reviewed for JAIR and IEEE computational intelligence Magazine.