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Basic Information

Full Name: 
Bilal W. S. Shafei
Gender: 
Male
Martial Status: 
Married

Contact Information

Faculty: 
Arts
Administrative Department: 
Human Resources Department
Email addresses: 
bshafi@najah.edu
Mobile Phone: 
0599292310
Land Phone: 
092343576
Office Phone: 
+970 9 2345113 Ext (882229)
Address: 
Raffidya, Yaffa Building, Apt 16
Town/City: 
Nablus
Country: 
Palestine

Short Curriculum Vitae

Education: 
  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY degree, Franche-Comté University, Mai 1997. Computer Science and Linguistics. Dissertation (1997). The treatment of diacritical signs using computers and the achievement of a program for didactic purposes. Besançon, France: Franche Comté University.
  • MASTER OF ARTS degree, Franche-Comté University, France, Jun 1993. Computer Science Applied to Human Sciences. Major Field of study in computer science for Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Library Data Analyses.
  • MASTER OF ARTS degree, Franche-Comté University, France, September 1992, Applied Linguistics, Major Field of study Natural Language Processing (NLP).
  • BACHELOR DEGREE OF ARTS (Maîtrise), Franche-Comté University, France, September 1991. Applied Linguistics. Major Field of study in Natural Language Processing (NLP).
  • BACHELOR DEGREE OF ARTS (Licence), Franche -Comté University, France, Jun 1990. Applied Linguistics. Major Field of study Linguistic Sciences/ Mass Media
  • D. E. U. G, Franche -Comté University, France, Septembre 1989. Applied Linguistics. Major Field of study Linguistic Sciences/ Mass Media.
  • TOEFL, Excellent results (592), Amideast, Jerusalem – Palestine, June 2007.
Employment history: 
  • 09/2010 – Present Director of LRC (Linguistic Resources Center) The Language Resource Center is a multimedia computer facility supporting many languages taught in various departments at An-Najah University. Students work interactively with computer and web-based materials which allow them to experience foreign language acquisition as a living, vital process.
  • 8/2012 VISITING SCHOLAR Association for Canadian Studies, University of Montreal and McGill University on the updating of a course on "The linguistic variations of French in Canada" and pursuing research on the impact of such a course on the Palestinian students of the French department at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine.
  • 01 -05/2011 Assistant Director of Excellence in Teaching and Learning Center Helping in establishing the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.
  • 7/2010 VISITING SCHOLAR A course on the Linguistic Variations of French Language in Canada, Ottawa University, Canadian Studies Center, Ottawa, Canada.
  • 6/2010 - 7/2010 VISITING SCHOLAR (Lecturing) Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program, Department of International & Transcultural Studies, Department of Languages, Literature and Social Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. Subject taught “Resources Centers for Foreign Languages".
  • 6/2007 - 1/2010 VISITING SCHOLAR / Expert Consulting Palestinian-French Joint research Project Program, An-Najah & Paris VI Universities (2007-2010), Free Virtual Library, ERASMUS MUNDUS, Data Mining, Ministry of research, Paris, France.
  • 5/2009 - 8/2009 VISITING SCHOLAR (Lecturing) Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program, Department of International & Transcultural Studies, Department of Languages, Literature and Social Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. Subject taught “Socio-linguistics".
  • 1/2008-6/2008 VISITING SCHOLAR Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program, Department of International & Transcultural Studies, Department of Languages, Literature and Social Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA.
  • 9/2000- 06/2008 DIRECTOR OF FRENCH DEPARTMENT Department of French Literature and Civilization, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine. Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Linguistics. Assistant Professor of French Language Teaching. Building up the curriculum newly establish department of French.
  • 1/2004 VISITING SCHOLAR Department of general and applied linguistics, NLP, Tesnière Center, University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
  • 8/2001 VISITING SCHOLAR A course on the Linguistic Variations of French Language in Canada, Ottawa University, Canadian Studies Center, Ottawa, Canada.
  • 9/1997– 9/1999 DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT Public and International Relations Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.
  • 9/1994 – 6/1997 RESEARCHES AND LECTURING ASSISTANT Researches and Lecturing Assistant in Computer Science and Linguistics (Natural Language Processing) University of Franche-Comte, Besancon, France.
Research Interests: 
  • Computer Science and linguistics – Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Data Mining
  • Computational Linguistics – Arabic Language Processing
  • General and Social Linguistics
  • Communication and Media language
  • Contrastive Linguistics
  • French Linguistics
  • Teaching Foreign Languages
  • Translation Theory and Electronic Translation
  • E-learning and Teaching
  • Electronic Resource centers
  • Language Resource Centers CRL
Research Groups: 
  • Researches in Applied linguistics Center “Centre Tesnière”, Franche-Comté University, Besançon, France.
  • TAL-France, Natural Language Processing Association, Paris, France.
  • New Generation Research Engines, Laboratoire Informatique de Paris VI, LIP 6, France.
  • CICUP, Inter-Universities committee for the cooperation between Palestinian and French Academics.
Curriculum Vitae: 

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