Nuredin Ali

Second year PhD student
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
E-Mail: ali00530 at umn dot edu



Hi there! I am a second year PhD student at the Universiy of Minnesota advised by Stevie Chancellor part of the Grouplens lab. My interest broadly lies at the intersection of Machine Learning and Human Computer Interaction. Particularly, I'm excited about how we can design AI systems so that humans can easily interact and use such systems. Currently, I'm focusing on harmful content analysis and detection from social media on low resourced settings. How we can design content moderation tools that acheive the needs for low resourced languages.

Proir to this I completed my undergraduate studies in Information Systems at Mekelle University by 2020. I'm co-organising the Development working group at Machanism Design for Social Good .

In my free time I love watching and playing football (soccer).


  • I'll be at FAccT in Rio and Mexico City for NAACL.
  • Our Paper on Cross Cultural Mental Health Model Generalization got accepted to NAACL 2024 Main Conference.
  • Fall 2023: I continued my internship with the amazing team at the Distributed AI Research (DAIR).
  • Summer 2023: I'll be interning at the Distributed AI Research (DAIR) this summer.
  • January 2023: Started Co-organzing the Development working group at MD4SG.


  • Diverse Perspectives, Divergent Models: Cross-Cultural Evaluation of Depression Detection on Twitter,
    Accepted at NAACL 2024 Main Conference,
    Nuredin Ali, Charles Chuankai Zhang, Ned Mayo, Stevie Chancello

  • Error Analysis of Tigrinya English Machine Translation Systems,
    Presented at ICLR 2023 on AfricaNLP workshop,
    (Equal Contribution*) Negasi Hale*, Nuredin Ali*, Asmelash Teka Hadgu

  • Machine Learning Models Evaluation and Feature Importance Analysis on Non Performing Loans,
    NeurIPS 2021 Workshop on Machine Learning for Development (ML4D),
    (Equal Contribution*) Rufael Fekadu*, Anteneh Getachew*, Yishak Tadele*, Nuredin Ali*, Israel Goytom

  • Banknote Recognition for the visually impaired (Case of Ethiopian note),
    NeurIPS 2021 Workshop on Machine Learning for Development (ML4D),
    Nuredin Ali

  • Exploring Transfer Learning on Face Recognition of Dark Skinned, Low Quality and Low Resource Face Data,
    NeurIPS 2020 at Black in AI Workshop,
    Nuredin Ali


  • ICLR 2023 Tiny Papers a DEI initiative, Area Chair (AC), Spring 2023
  • Development Work Group at Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG). Co-organizer, Spring 2023
  • ICLR AfricaNLP Workshop. Reviewer, 2023
  • ICLR Machine Learning for Global Health (MLGH) Workshop. Reviewer, 2023

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2023