Ramy Baly – Postdoctoral associate @ MIT CSAIL.
Ramy received a B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Aleppo University, Syria, in 2008. He then joined the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where he received his Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2012, and his PhD in 2017.
Ramy’s research interests focus on developing machine learning models for a variety of semantic tasks that evolve around Natural Language Processing (NLP), with a particular focus on Arabic language. Examples include sentiment analysis, machine translation evaluation, stance detection and most recently fact checking.
He published several resources such as the first sentiment treebank in Arabic (ArSenTB) and a large-scale Arabic sentiment lexicon (ArSenL), as well as the first Arabic corpus integrating stance detection and fact checking. Aside from research, Ramy is an accomplished musician and plays classical violin.