Hi there! 👋 I’m Abdellah EL MEKKI, a researcher who studies how computers can understand and work with human languages. I have a PhD from Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Morocco.

Current Work

I’m currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at MBZUAI in the UAE. My main research is on creating and studying large language models that can work with many different languages with a focus on under-represented and morphologically rich languages .

What I Do

I’m a computer scientist who focuses on:

  • Making language technology work for all languages, especially those with fewer resources
  • Creating AI that everyone can use, like voice assistants and large language models
  • Building these tools efficiently, so they can work even where computing power is limited

I call myself a computational linguist because I combine computer methods with traditional language study techniques.

My Interests

I’m fascinated by:

  • How machine learning can help us understand language
  • The way people interact with language technology
  • Making language AI that’s inclusive and easy to use