Mona Diab is a Principal Applied Scientist with Amazon AWS AI Deep Learning and Human Language Technologies Group in Palo Alto, CA, USA. She is currently leading the science and innovation efforts in Amazon Lex. She is also a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science, George Washington University (GW). She is the founder and Director of the GW NLP lab CARE4Lang. Before joining GW, Dr. Diab was Research Scientist (Principal Investigator) at the Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science, at Columbia University in New York. She is also co-founder of the CADIM group with Nizar Habash and Owen Rambow, which is one of the leading reference points on computational processing of Arabic and its dialects. Her research interests span several areas in computational linguistics/natural
language processing: cross linguistic modeling and multilingual processing, computational lexical se- mantics, social media processing, information extraction & text analytics, machine translation, resource building, and computational socio-pragmatics. She has a special interest in low resource language processing scenarios. Mona has more than 200 peer reviewed scientific publications and she serves as acting editor for several of the community’s top scientific journals such as TACL and CSL. Mona received her PhD in University of Maryland, College Park, then did her post doctoral work at Stanford University.