Ariel Gutman defended his PhD thesis at the University of Konstanz in 2016, where he was researching Neo-Aramaic dialects as an associate fellow of the Zukunftskolleg interdisciplinary institue. His curriculum includes a master's degree in Linguistics awarded by the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and a master's degree in computer Science awarded by the École Normale Supérieure, following a B.Sc. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has conducted fieldwork on Neo-Aramaic in France and Israel, as well as fieldwork on an Austronesian language in West Papua, Indonesia. He has published numerous articles about Neo-Aramaic and Language Acquisition. He first book (co-authored with Wido van Peursen) entitled "The Two Syriac Versions of the Prayer of Manasseh" was published by Gorgias Press in 2011. Currently he is working as a software engineer specialized in computational linguistics at Google, Zurich.
The 2017 Israeli Seminar of Computational Linguistics, Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem (2017)