Awais Akbar


Email Address: [email protected]

Awais Akbar is based in the ADAPT Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin. His work in ADAPT aims to design and develop a proactive intelligent personal assistant through a simulation-based approach.

Awais holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint MSc in Advanced Systems Dependability, which was jointly offered by Maynooth University in Ireland, the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and the University of Lorraine in France and was funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

During his masters, Awais was an Intern with Inria in France and was based in Multispeech, a joint research team of Inria and CNRS at LORIA Laboratory Nancy. He also worked as a Research Intern in the Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University.

Prior to masters, Awais completed a BSc in Computer Science from COMSATS University Islamabad with distinction and was awarded the campus silver medal. During his BSc, he worked part-time in the roles of web development and IT services at the Health Department and the UPWA Soft Solutions in Pakistan. His research interests include, but are not limited to Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval, and Personalisation.

Research Domains
  • Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing