Dr. Preslav Nakov

Dr. Preslav Nakov - Copy.jpg
Senior Scientist
Arabic Language Technologies
+(974) 4454 1733

Connect with me

I was excited by the challenge QCRI offered: help build a new world-class institute. I am glad to see it growing as a stimulating international research environment.

Research Focus at QCRI

Preslav’s research interests include computational linguistics, machine translation, lexical semantics, Web as a corpus, and biomedical text processing.

At QCRI, he works on Arabic language processing, with an emphasis on machine translation to/from Arabic, both written and spoken.

Previous Experience

Before joining QCRI, Preslav was a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore for three years, where he worked on text and spoken language machine translation for Asian languages, including Chinese, Malay and Indonesian. Prior to that, Preslav spent nine months at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Sofia University, where he was an honorary lecturer. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2007 (supported by a Fulbright grant and a UC Berkeley fellowship).

Professional Experience

  • National University of Singapore, Research Fellow, 2008-2011
  • Sofia University, Honorary Lecturer, 2008
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, post-doc, 2008
  • University of California at Berkeley, Research Assistant, 2003-2007
  • University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute, summer intern, 2005
  • Rila Solutions, Programmer Analyst, 2000-2002
  • Comsoft Ltd, RDBMS developer, 1996-2000

Professional Associations and Awards

  • Elected to the SIGLEX board (2013)
  • Association for Computational Linguistics, 2003-present

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, USA, 2007
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc., Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria, 2001

Selected Research

Connect with me

Follow Us

  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • RSS Feed
  • Linkedin
  • github-web.png
Back to Top

In the Media

computerworld.jpg

Agora Dark Web Market Discovers Suspicious Activity on Servers, Pauses Operations

31/08/2015

The Agora Dark Web market cited Tor Hidden Services security vulnerabilities that could allow de-anonymization attacks and temporarily shut down operations after detecting suspicious activity on its ...

Read More

newscientist_logo_rect.jpg

AI Football Manager Knows How Different Teams Play the Game

18/08/2015

Atletico Madrid used few predictable passing patterns in the 2013/14 season – and won the league that year (Image: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty) Who really calls the shots in team sports? The players? The...

Read More

MIT logo.jpg

Shoring up Tor

29/07/2015

Researchers mount successful attacks against popular anonymity network — and show how to prevent them.

Read More

Upcoming Events

2015

vldb2015.jpg

41st International Conference on Very Large Data Bases

Download ICS File 31/08/2015  - 04/09/2015 ,

VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The conference will feature research talks, ...

Read More

Youth SUmmit.jpg

World Humanitarian Summit Global Youth Consultation

Download ICS File 01/09/2015  - 02/09/2015 , Hamad Bin Khalifa University – Qatar Foundation (HBKU QF) Student Centre Doha, Qatar

This event will provide a platform for youth to enhance their knowledge on current global and regional challenges to meet the humanitarian needs, facilitated discussions on youth contribution to ...

Read More

GCC Summit.JPG

GCC Government Social Media Summit

Download ICS File 16/09/2015  - 17/09/2015 , Sofitel, Downtown - Dubai

The use of social media by governments has steadily grown over the recent years in the GCC region. With some of the highest social media platform penetration rates in the world the MENA Governments ...

Read More

News Releases

1 Lunch and Learn.jpg

Qatar Computing Research Institute Welcomes New Batch of Students to Summer Internship Programme

02/06/2015

Hands-On Programme Offers Undergraduate Students An Opportunity To Conduct Research And Gain Real-World Experience Doha, Qatar, 02 June 2015 - Enjoying its fourth consecutive year of success, the ...

Read More

Farnam Jahanian - Copy.JPG

Dr Farnam Jahanian joins Qatar Computing Research Institute's Scientific Advisory Committee

27/05/2015

The Provost of Carnegie Mellon University Brings A Wealth Of Knowledge And Expertise To Qatar Foundation-Based Research Institute

Read More

Ji with MicroMappers 1.jpg

Qatar Computing Research Institute Boosts Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts with High-Tech Digital Initiatives

25/05/2015

Doha, Qatar, May 25 2015: Emergency responders are still dealing with the fallout of Nepal’s two devastating earthquakes and using advanced technology and platforms, some of which have been developed...

Read More