Senior Manager (Joint appointment)
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 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

    • 26 Oct 20 Area Chair for ACL-21 (ML track), NAACL-21 and EACL-21 (Discourse track), SPC for AAAI-2021
    • 4 Sep 20 Gave 10 lectures on Deep RL over the summer to my NTU-NLP group
    • 10 Aug 20 17 new long papers - 2 @NeurIPS-20, 8 @EMNLP-20, 4 @ACL-20, 1 @ICLR-20, 1 @ECCV-20, 1 @AAAI-20
    • 6 Jan 20 AI Singapore featured our work. See here for details
    • 1 Jan 20Open position for 2 RA at the NTU-NLP Group
    • 10 Dec 19Will organize the Sustainable NLP workshop at EMNLP-2020 with Thomas Wolf, Angela Fan, Goran Glava┼í, Nafise Sadat Moosavi, Vered Shwartz, and Alex Wang
    • 10 Nov 19Served as an area chair for ACL-2020 (Discourse & Pragmatics track)