Ibrahim Abu Farha


I am a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield. I am part of the NLP group working with Kalina Bontcheva and Carolina Scarton. In 2023, I finished my PhD from the School of Informatics, the University of Edinburgh. In my PhD, I worked on Arabic sarcasm detection under the supervision of Walid Magdy and Bonnie Webber. I was also a member of the SMASH research group. In 2018, I completed my MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. During my masters I focused on machine learning and NLP. My dissertation was about Arabic sentiment analysis, where I focused on utilising and comparing deep learning models for that task. Finally, I Completed my BA in Computer Systems Engineering from Birzeit University in Palestine. My final year graduation project was about Automatic Arabic Text Summarization.


Apr 19, 2023 Passed my PhD defence at the University of Edinburgh 🎓.
Apr 1, 2023 I was selected to be the shared tasks chair at WANLP 2023.
Mar 1, 2023 Started a post-doc position at the University of Sheffield as a part of the NLP group.
Dec 8, 2022 Our paper “The Effect of Arabic Dialect Familiarity on Data Annotation” won the best paper award at WANLP 2022 🥇.
Oct 12, 2022 Our paper “The Effect of Arabic Dialect Familiarity on Data Annotation” has been accepted to WANLP - EMNLP. The paper is co-authord Walid Magdy.


Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Regent Court (DCS)
211 Portobello
United Kingdom
S1 4DP