Hello world! My name is Amjad Almahairi. I am a PhD student at LISA in UdeM with Prof. Aaron Courville. I am interested in machine learning in general, but my research is mainly in deep learning and probabilistic graphical models. I am also interested in NLP, and I would like to apply new deep learning algorithms in NLP tasks. Before starting my PhD, I was a research engineer in Nuance, working on NLP for personal assistant applications.
I did my masters at MRL in McGill University with Prof. Greg Dudek. I worked on recommender systems, specifically on recommending courses to students. Before that I did my undergrad in Informatics Engineering in the University of Damascus, Syria.