Short Biography

  • Research Director, Salesforce AI Research, [Sep'22 - ]
  • Associate Professor (tenured, on leave since Aug 2022), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore [Mar'22 - ]
  • Senior Research Manager (part time), Salesforce AI Research, Singapore [Feb'19 - Aug'22]
  • 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 23Service 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.
    • 1 Sep 22I am now full time at Salesforce AI Research and on long-term leave from NTU.
    • 20 Aug 22I have been awarded Tier-2 MOE grant for "Language Model Adaptation for Low-Resource Languages and Dialects". Thanks MOE!
    • 20 Jul 22I will give a keynote at NLPIR
    • 20 Jul 22I will be a PC co-chair for SIGDIAL-2023, an AC for ICLR-23, EMNLP-22 (Discourse), COLING-22 (Discourse), and a Senior AC for ACL-22 (ML Track)
    • 3 Jun 22 Prathyusha Jwalapuram has been awarded A*STAR International Fellowship (AIF) (for post-doc). Congratulations!
    • 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, and won a number of awards during his PhD studies. Congratulations!