Research Interests include Speech and Language Processing, generative modelling, language acquisition. First year Ph.D. student, part of the Spoken Language Systems group at MIT CSAIL, under the supervision of Dr. James Glass.


  • Khurana, S., Rawi, R., Kunji, K., & Chuang, G. Y., Bensmail, H., Mall, R. (2018). DeepSol: A Deep Learning Framework for Sequence-Based Protein Solubility Prediction. Bioinformatics.. [Article] [Code]

  • Najafian, M., Khurana, S., Shon, S., Ali, A., & Glass, J. (2018). Exploiting convolutional neural networks for phonotactic based dialect identification, In Press, International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2018

  • Khurana, S., Najafian, M., Ali, A., Hanai, T.A., Belinkov, Y., Glass, J. (2017) QMDIS: QCRI-MIT Advanced Dialect Identification System. Proc. Interspeech 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. [Paper]

  • Ali, A., Dehak, N., Cardinal, P., Khurana, S., Yella, S.H., Glass, J., Bell, P., Renals, S. (2016) Automatic Dialect Detection in Arabic Broadcast Speech. Proc. Interspeech 2016. 2934-2938. San Francisco. [Paper]

  • Khurana, S., Ali, A. (2016) QCRI Advanced Transcription System (QATS) for the Arabic Multi-Dialect Broadcast Media Recognition: MGB-2 Challenge. Spoken Language Technology Workshop, IEEE 2016 San Diego, United States. [Paper]

  • Dalvi, F., Zhang, Y., Khurana, S., Durrani, N., Sajjad, H, Abdelali, A., Mubarak, H., Ali, A., Vogel, S. (2017) QCRI Live Speech Translation System. 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Valencia. [Paper]