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Shafiq Rayhan Joty




                                                                                              Computer Science Department

                                                                                               University of British Columbia

                                                                               2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

                                                               email: rjoty [at] cs [dot] ubc [dot] ca



I have graduated from UBC and joined QCRI as a scientist

I am was a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UBC. I was a member of the Laboratory for Computational Intelligence and Summarization group, working with Dr. Giuseppe Carenini and Dr. Raymond T. Ng.

Research Interest:
  • Natural Language Processing

    • Computational Discourse

      • Topic Modeling, Dialog Act Modeling, Rhetorical Structure.

    • Text Summarization

      • Generic and Query-focused summarization.

    • Question Answering

      • Simple and Complex Question Answering.

  • Machine Learning

    • Graphical Models

  • Intelligent User Interfaces

    • Conversation Visualization

I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), and completed my M.Sc. from University of Lethbridge (UofL) where I worked with Dr. Yllias Chali on Text Summarization and Question Answering systems.

Major Awards:


  • Microsoft Excellent Intern (Research)

  • Four Year Fellowship (UBC)

  • Faculty of Science Graduate Student

Software & Data:

My Resume (in pdf)

My Research Statement (in pdf)