Senior Manager
Salesforce AI Research
Office: Floor 40, Suntec City Tower 2
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Short Biography

  • Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore [Jul'17 - ]
  • Senior Research Manager, Salesforce AI Research, Singapore [Feb'19 - ]
  • Research Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Doha [Jan'14 - Jul'17]
  • PhD in Computer Science, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver [Sep'08 - Dec'13]

  • Research Interests

    Natural Language Processing

  • NLP tools (Syntax, Semantics and Discourse)
  • Multi-lingual NLP (Machine Translation, Cross-lingual tasks)
  • NLP Applications (QA, Summarization, Dialogue)
  • Robust/adversarial NLP
  • Multi-modal NLP (Image/Video Captioning)
  • Machine Learning

  • Deep Learning
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models
  • Reinforcement Learning

  • News

    • 12 Jul 21Recently accepted papers - 2 @ICML-21, 5 @ACL-21, 4 @NAACL-21, 1 @EACL-21, 1 @SIGMOD-21, 1 @ICASSP-21
    • 12 Jul 21Action Editor ACL RR-21, Senior Area Chair EMNLP-21, Area Chair for ACL-21 (ML track), NAACL-21 and EACL-21 (Discourse track), SPC for AAAI-2021
    • 10 Jul 21 Simeng Han receives Gold Medal Cum Book Prize for her FYP thesis
    • 26 Nov 20 Incoming PhD student Esther (Ruochen) Zhao has been awarded AISG PhD fellowship (one of the two NTU awardees)
    • 26 Nov 204 PhD students to join NTU-NLP: (i) Esther (Ruochen) Zhao , (ii) Mathieu Ravaut, (iii) Hailin Chen , and (iv) Chengwei Qin (from Tsinghua)
    • 6 Jan 20AI Singapore featured our work. See here for details