Fajri Koto, PhD
Assistant Professor at NLP Department
MBZUAI, United Arab Emirates

I am an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the NLP Department at MBZUAI. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at MBZUAI, working with Prof. Timothy Baldwin and collaborating closely with Prof. Iryna Gurevych and Prof. Preslav Nakov. I hold a PhD in Engineering (Natural Language Processing) from The University of Melbourne, where I was supervised by Prof. Timothy Baldwin and Prof. Jey Han Lau. During my PhD, I was awarded the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship.  You can find my PhD thesis here. 

Before my academic career, I gained 4+ years of industry experience at Samsung Research and KMKLabs. Additionally, I worked at Amazon Australia while completing my PhD.

My research aims to enhance multilingual representation of language models using efficient techniques and transfer learning. I am particularly interested in exploring multilingual NLP in areas such as

Vacancy Available!

I am currently recruiting one postdoctoral research fellow and two research associates to join my team and work on the NLP topics mentioned above. Please contact me by sending your CV and transcript to my email fajri.koto@mbzuai.ac.ae. 

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD under my supervision at MBZUAI, you can apply through the MBZUAI admission portal. Upon admission, you'll have the opportunity to choose me as your supervisor. MBZUAI is ranked 18th in the CS Ranking and features top faculty members in AI and Computer Science. MBZUAI offers a very generous scholarship covering tuition, health insurance, and accommodation plus a monthly stipend (MSc: AED 8,000 and PhD: AED 10,000).

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Fajri Koto (Assistant Professor)
NLP Department, MBZUAI, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Email: fajri.koto@mbzuai.ac.ae