Current Post

I am a Natural Language Generation (NLG) Expert working for trivago in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Previously, I worked for five years as a Senior NLG Engineer at Arria NLG plc (formerly Data2Text limited) and also a Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen.

In my spare time I try and help to maintain the open source SimpleNLG realiser project on GitHub.

Here is an up-to-date copy of my curriculum vitae (CV).

Academic Work

My past research work at the University of Aberdeen involved the BabyTalk-Family (BT-Family) project. This used Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology to convert large sets of clinical neonatal patient data into automatic daily summaries for parents of babies in neonatal intensive care (NICU). This was done by using artificial intelligence and natural language technology to automatically analyse and summarise the information in a baby’s electronic patient record to produce reports focusing on matters of most interest to the parent. This work was based off a prototype that I developed during my PhD. BabyTalk-Family was successfully deployed and used by parents at the neonatal unit in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary hospital.



  • Generating Affective Natural Language for Parents of Neonatal Infants: BabyTalk-Family Demonstration (2011). Saad Mahamood and Ehud Reiter. European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG 2011). Nancy, France. September, 2011
  • Automatic Summarisation of Neonatal ICU Data in Natural Language: A Demonstration of BabyTalk (2010). Jim Hunter, Yvonne Freer, Albert Gatt, Saad Mahamood, Neil McIntosh, Wendy Moncur, François Portet, Ehud Reiter, Cindy Sykes, Somayajulu Sripada, David Westwater. MedInfo2010. Cape Town, South Africa, 2010.

    Technical Reports

    • Saad Mahamood, Ehud Reiter, Chris Mellish (2008). Neonatal Intensive Care Information for Parents — An Affective Approach. Technical Report AUCS/TR0802.


    University of Aberdeen Scientia Magazine — Page 16, Issue 1, 2012 (PDF)

    BabyTalk-Family Research Study Media (University of Aberdeen Press Release):



    Dr. Saad Mahamood