I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Columbia University where I am part of the natural language processing group since Fall 2017. My research advisor is Smaranda Muresan.

Prior to joining Columbia, I worked as a Research Associate at the Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) that is held jointly at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and MIT.

Email:   tariq [at] cs [dot] columbia [dot] edu

Research Interests

My research is in natural language understanding and machine learning. I work on on developing computational methods and resources for Argumentation Mining, Misinformation Detection and Fact-checking, and studying the overlap between these problems. I work on problems across the full fact-checking pipeline that include: check-worthiness detection, evidence retrieval, and claim verification. I am mainly interested in complimenting pre-trained language models with external knowledge relevant to these tasks (e.g. discourse information for argumentation mining, argumentation for check-worthiness detection, and common-sense knowledge models for detecting argumentative fallacies). I am also interested in analyzing the robustness of these models under adversarial attacks.

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