Mona Diab is a Research Scientist at the Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS). She is also a co-founder of the CADIM group which addresses issues related to Arabic dialect computational processing. Before joining CCLS in February 2005, Mona earned her PhD in Computational Linguistics in the University of Maryland College Park in 2003. Her thesis was in computational lexical semantics specifically looking at issues of multilingual processing and word senses under the supervision of Philip Resnik. You can get a copy of her thesis here. In July 2003, Mona started a postdoc position under the mentorship of Daniel Jurafsky, at the Center for Spoken Language Processing at the University of Colorado, Boulder, then later in December she moved to Stanford University as a postdoctoral research scientist in the NLP group. Mona's research interests span several areas in computational linguistics: computational lexical semantics, multilingual processing, machine translation, computational socio-linguistics, and information extraction & text analytics. Her current research focus is Arabic Natural Language Processing with a special interest in Arabic dialects. Mona is currently the elected secretary for the Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group for Semitic Language Processing (SIG-Semitic) and the elected secretary for SIG Lexical issues (SIGLEX). She is a member of the Editorial board for the Journal of Language Resources and Evaluation. Mona is also an elected University Senator representing the research community at Columbia University.