Welcome, Sana Shams, to the Zukunftskolleg

Sana Shams started her fellowship in August. She is affiliated with the Department of Linguistics.

Sana is a senior research manager at the Center for Language Engineering, KICS, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, where she is also doing her PhD in Computational Linguistics.

Sana has extensive experience completing research projects focused on enabling ICT access in local languages for digitally divided groups, e.g. women survivors of violence, remote rural communities, visually impaired communities, etc. Her research interests are in ICT4D, localization and the intersection between the two.

Sana's research project at the Zukunftskolleg focuses on recognizing a user’s intent from his/her web search queries. She is working with Professor Miriam Butt and aims to use computational semantics with deep neural networks to study how linguistic features can effectively help recognize user intent from text-based web queries.   

For more information about Sana’s work, please see here.