Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed Appointed CRC Chair

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June 30, 2022

Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed has been named a Canada Research Chair in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning during the 2022 CRC appointments.

Dr. Abdul-Mageed is an assistant professor in the School of Information and Department of Linguistics and an Associate Member in Computer Science at UBC.  He is also a CAIDA member, ICICS member, and Director of the  Deep Learning & Natural Language Processing (DLNLP) Group at UBC.  His research areas include Natural language processing, deep learning, and social media mining

"The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. It invests approximately $311 million per year to attract and retain a diverse cadre of world-class researchers, to reinforce academic research and training excellence in Canadian postsecondary institutions.

In 2000, the Government of Canada created a permanent program to establish 2,285 research professorships—Canada Research Chairs—in eligible degree-granting institutions across the country.

Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. They improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers' work."

To learn more about Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed’s CRC appintment and his recent work check out UBC’s announcement; to learn about the most recent CRC renewals and new appointments check out the CRC’s official press release.

Congratulations again to Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed and all the new CRC Chairs!

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