Muhammad Osama

Hi, I'm a senior software engineer and data scientist currently based in Toronto.

I'm working at Wattpad, helping create a global storytelling community by contributing to a variety of teams and software stacks. I work to develop and improve our discovery and recommender systems (and related ML & NLP algorithms) and experiences as a leader on the Content Discovery team. In the past, I have also helped in designing, implementing, and maintaining the code used in our core mobile apps for Android and iOS.

Outside of work, I'm interested in the rapidly growing area of unsupervised machine translation (i.e. translation without paired samples). I also play a lot of video games.

You can catch me on GitHub, Google Scholar, AngelList, LinkedIn, Steam, or via email at {first_initial}@{last_name}.dev.

Papers

DENS: A Dataset for Multi-class Emotion Analysis @ EMNLP 2019

Exploring Multilingual Syntactic Sentence Representations @ W-NUT 2019

Unsupervised Cipher Cracking Using Discrete GANs @ ICLR 2018

In The News

AI that cracked ancient secret code could help robot translation @ NewScientist

Powerful AI Algorithm That Cracks Encrypted Messages Could Help Facebook and Google Translate Human Language @ NewsWeek

Cracking the code: This group of U of T computer science researchers are decoding ciphers with AI @ UofT News