Shamsuddeen Hassan Muhammad

Shamsuddeen Hassan Muhammad

PhD Candidate in Computer Science

University of Porto, Portugal


I am a PhD candidate at the MAPi joint Doctoral Program in Computer Science, offered by the University of Minho, the University of Aveiro, and the University of Porto.I am also an NLP researcher at LIAAD-INESTEC and Masakhane.

I received a Master’s degree from the University of Manchester, UK, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. I am also a faculty member at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. I spend my time reading books and playing table tennis.

News: I am organizing the first SemEval for African low-resource languages.


  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Low-resource language


  • PhD in Computer Science, (2018 - ongoing)

    University of Porto , Portugal

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2013

    University of Manchester , UK

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2008

    Bayero University ,Kano, Nigeria

Recent Publications

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Academic Positions


Doctoral Research Fellow

Faculty of Science, University of Porto

Aug 2020 – Present Porto, Portugal

Africa low-resource NLP Researcher


Feb 2020 – Present


Bayero University , Kano

Apr 2012 – Present Kano, Nigeria

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching
  • Research


Saadatu Rimi College of Education

Oct 2010 – Apr 2012 Kano States

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching
  • Research