Hi! I am currently an PhD student in Computer Science from School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), under the supervision of Prof. Shafiq Joty and Prof. Xiaoli Li. I am also affiliated with the Machine Intellection Department (previously was Data Analytics & Deep Learning 2.0 Department) of Institution for Infocomm Research (I2R). I focus in various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), especially NLP tools and NLP applications.

Find my CV here.


My research involves various topics of Deep Learning in Natural Language Processing (NLP). I try to innovate and invent novel models and architectures, such as the Transformer, to enhance the ability to capture context of the language in a number of tasks. I also explore numerous techniques to improve supervised and unsupervised syntactic parsing tasks, such as using pointer network to make the parsers more accurate and efficient. My work can meaningfully contribute to the development of commercial natural language understanding related products.
Plus, I work on side research projects regarding low-resource translation and shallow parsing like segmentation and named entity recognition.

Research Interest

  • NLP tools (Syntactic/Discourse Parsing)
  • Multi-lingual NLP (Machine Translation, Cross-lingual Parsing tasks)
  • NLP Applications (Dialogue systems)
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep/Representation Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning

Working Experience

Aug 2017 – Now

Machine Learning Researcher

A*STAR - Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Research on different limitations and improvements on Natural Language Understanding, such as enhancing ability to capture the context of language with more comprehensive inductive bias and capturing the syntactic structures of languages with more efficient parsers. Write papers submitted to various machine learning and NLP conferences, e.g: ICML, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL.
Jul 2015 – May 2017

Teaching Assistant

Nanyang Technological University

Courses Taught: Probability & Introduction to Statistics, Statistics, Algorithms & Computing, Calculus, Linear Algebra
Mar 2014 – Aug 2014

Regional Onsite Assistant


Assisted in reporting and analysis of onsite customer behavior. Designed and built new dashboards, reports while optimize existing ones in terms of format and contents



Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

Nanyang Technological University

Research on neural approaches for NLP Tools and Applications.

Bachelor in Mathematics and Economics

Nanyang Technological University

Worked in various machine learning projects, ranging from classical ML like SVM to deep learning methods.