Name: Dr. Sadaf Abdul Rauf
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Software Engineer
Qualification: PhD  (Efficient corpus selection for Statistical Machine Translation)
LIUM, Université du Maine, Le Mans, France (2012)
MS Computational Linguistics
Université de Paris 7, Denis Diderot, Paris, France (2006)
MS in Computer Science (Speech and Language Processing)
National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (2005)
BS in Computer Science
National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (2003)
Phone: +92-51-9292900 (212)
Status: On Job
Dr. Sadaf Abdul Rauf

Professional Experience

1st Oct’2012 – to date
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Assistant Professor

7th Jan’2015 – 7th April’2015
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Acting Head of Department

Feb’2008 – Jan’2012
'Université du Maine, France
Research Associate

Jan’04 – Dec’04
NUCES , Lahore
Development Engineer

Aug’03 – Nov’03
NUCES , Lahore
Research Assistant



  1. Sadaf Abdul-Rauf, Holger Schwenk, Patrik Lambert, Empirical use of Information Retrieval to build synthetic data for SMT domain adaptation, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 2015, accepted. (IF:2.45)
  2. Siddiqi AR, Nioche P, Sadaf AR, Villoutreix BO: Efficiency of a Hierarchical Docking Protocol for Computational Ligand Screening against Homology Models. Biomedical engineering application s basis communications. Vol. 26, No. 2 Singapore ISSN: 1016-23, 2014. (ISI indexed)
  3. Sadaf Abdul-Rauf and Holger Schwenk, Parallel sentence generation from comparable corpora for improved SMT, Machine Translation, 25(4), pages 341-375, 2011. (Springer, Citation count: 30, to date)


  1. Sadaf Abdul-Rauf, Mark Fishel, Patrik Lambert, Sandra Noubours and Rico Sennrich. Extrinsic Evaluation of Sentence Alignment Systems. In Proc. of the LREC Workshop on Creating Cross-language Resources for Disconnected Languages and Styles (CREDISLAS). pages 6-10, 2012.
  2. Holger Schwenk and Sadaf Abdul-Rauf, LIUM's Statistical Machine Translation System for the NTCIR Chinese/English Patent Translation Task , NTCIR Proceedings, pages 618-622,  2011.
  3. Patrik Lambert, Holger Schwenk, Christophe Servan and Sadaf Abdul-RaufInvestigations on Translation Model Adaptation Using Monolingual Data, EMNLP/WMT, Edinburgh, pages 284-293, 2011.
  4. Holger Schwenk, Patrik Lambert, Loic Barrault, Christophe Servan, Sadaf Abdul-Rauf, Haithem Afli, Kashif Shah,  LIUM SMT Machine Translation Systems for WMT 2011, pages 464-469, 2011.
  5. Patrik Lambert, Sadaf Abdul-Rauf, and Holger Schwenk. LIUM SMT machine translation system for WMT 2010, In WMT 2010, pages 121-126. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2010.
  6. Sadaf Abdul-Rauf and Holger Schwenk, On the use of Comparable Corpora to improve SMT performance, EACL 2009, pages 16-23, 2009. (Citation count: 68, to date)
  7. Sadaf Abdul-Rauf and Holger Schwenk. Exploiting Comparable Corpora with TER and TERp, 2nd Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora, pages 46-54, 2009.
  8. Holger Schwenk, Sadaf Abdul-Rauf, Loic Barrault and Jean Senellart, SPE and SMT machine Translation systems for WMT'09, Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation,  pages 130-134,  March 2009.
  9. Holger Schwenk, Yannick Esteve and Sadaf Abdul-Rauf, The LIUM Arabic/English statistical machine translation system for IWSLT 2008, Proceedings of IWSLT, pages 63-68, 2008.


  1. Nayyara karamat, Sadaf  Nawaz and Huda Sarfraz, Unigram analysis of Urdu names for Speech Recognition Application, Akhbar-e-Urdu, (National Language Authority, Pakistan) May-June 2003.
  2. Sadaf  Nawaz, Deletion Rules in Urdu, Akhbar-e-Urdu ( National Language Authority, Pakistan), April-May, 2002.
  3. Nayyara karamat, Huda Sarfraz and Sadaf  Nawaz, Object Oriented Recognition Lab, Multi Topic Conference,2002.Abstracts.INMIC 2002.


  • Member Board of studies 2014, Software Engineering department, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
  • Head AC-1 (Accreditation document) preparation team for the accreditation of Batches 2009-2011, Software Engineering department, from Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
  • EAMT best thesis award 2012 participant, prize unassigned as the jury was undecided among the 5 thesis received.
  • HEC overseas scholarship holder for MS leading to PhD (2005-2009)
  • MOST scholarship holder (Jan 2000 – Jan 2002)
  • ULP (FAST-NU, Lahore) representative (Research Officer) for Balochistan ( 25 Jun’04 – 10 July’04)
  • Editor CRULP Annual Report 2003, FAST-NU, Lahore.
  • Participation in Programming competition at FAST-NU, Lahore (2001)
  • 2nd Position Holder in HSSC-II exams in P.A.F college, Quetta (8th position in Baluchistan).
  • Teaching KG class at Beacon House (1999), 40 days, Quetta
  • Participation in Inter college SAARC competition on behalf of P.A.F college, Quetta (1997)
  • Compering at Debate competitions and other functions at P.A.F college, Quetta (1997)


  • Second Machine Translation Marathon, 12-19 May 2008, Berlin, Germany.
  • Fifth Machine Translation Marathon, 13-18 Sep 2010, Le Mans, France.
  • CPD workshop on Future of Parallel Processing in IT Industry, 21stMay 2014, FJWU, Rawalpindi.
  • Workshop on Active Learning Methods, 15-18 September, 2014, FJWU, Rawalpindi.
  • Workshop on Leadership and Change Management, 24-27 March, 2015, HEC, Islamabad
  • CPD Workshop on Software Defined Networks, 18 May 2015, FJWU, Rawalpindi.
  • Workshop on Big Data Analysis, Institute for Space Technology, IST, 22 June 2015
  • Workshop on Patents and Research , Institute for Space Technology, IST, 22 June 2015