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

  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore [Mar'22 - ]
  • Senior Research Manager, Salesforce AI Research, Singapore [Feb'19 - ]
  • Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore [Jul'17 - Feb'22]
  • Research Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Doha [Jan'14 - Jul'17]
  • PhD in Computer Science, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver [Sep'08 - Feb'14]

  • Research Interests

    Natural Language Processing

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

  • Deep Learning
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models
  • Reinforcement Learning

  • News

    • 1 Dec 22Service note: I prefer to submit my papers to (and review for) venues that are open-access (OA). I usually will not review for non-OA venues.
    • 14 May 22I will be a part of NAACL-2022 best paper selection committee (1 of 6)
    • 12 May 22 Samson Tan defended his thesis. Congratulations!
    • 6 May 22 Tasnim Mohiuddin defended his thesis. His thesis has been nominated for best thesis award. Congratulations!
    • 20 Apr 22I will be a PC co-chair for SIGDIAL-2023
    • 27 Feb 22I have been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure
    • 20 Feb 22Incoming PhD students Yinpei Dai and Fangkai Jiao have been awarded prestigious SINGA scholarship.
    • 15 Jan 22I have been nominated for College of Engineering (CoE) Young Faculty Award by SCSE