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Postdoctoral Researcher in Aritificial Intelligence for Arabic Speech and Language Disorder
Qatar University

Date Posted Dec. 28, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Researcher in Aritificial Intelligence for Arabic Speech and Language Disorder
University Qatar University
Doha, Qatar
Department Department of English Literature and Linguistics
Application Deadline Jan. 30, 2024
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Computer Science

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be a key member of an interdisciplinary team working on a pioneering project to develop a corpus of Arabic speech and language disorders. This project aims to enhance understanding and treatment of speech and language disorders in the Arabic-speaking population, utilizing innovative methods within Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Desired skills and experience

Data Collection and Processing: Collaborate with speech and language experts to collect and preprocess audio recordings from Arabic-speaking patients.

Data Annotation: Work closely with linguistic experts to manually annotate transcriptions with linguistic and clinical information specific to speech disorders.

Corpus Development: Assist in organizing the annotated speech data into a structured corpus, including audio recordings, transcriptions, and associated metadata.

Machine Learning Model Development: Participate in developing and training ML models for disorder prediction based on the corpus data.

Research and Analysis: Conduct thorough linguistic and clinical analysis of the data, contributing to the development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for speech and language disorders.

Collaboration and Communication: Work collaboratively with team members from various disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, and computer science.

Dissemination: Assist in preparing scientific publications and presentations for conferences and workshops, and contribute to the development of a user-friendly database interface.


· PhD in Computer Science, or a related field.

· Demonstrated experience in speech and language processing

· Strong background in data analysis, statistical methods, and machine learning.

· Proficiency in programming languages relevant to data analysis, ML (e.g., Python, R) and signal processing (e.g. MATLAB)

· Publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

· Excellent communication skills in both Arabic and English.

· Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Desirable Skills:

· Experience with corpus linguistics and annotation.

· Familiarity with speech processing technologies and tools

· Familiarity with speech and language disorder research, particularly in Arabic.

Duration: two years with a possibility for a third year

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Contact Information

  • Tariq Khwaileh
    Department of English Literature and Linguistics
    Qatar University


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