I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, cross-appointed in the School of Computer Science.
I lead a graduate research team at the University of Waterloo conducting research in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR). I am interested in using neural networks for addressing NLP and IR tasks. In NLP, my current research interests include sentiment analysis and opinion mining, information extraction, natural language generation, style transfer and question answering. In Information Retrieval, I am interested in neural models for task-based search.
Information for prospective graduate students: I supervise students in both Management Sciences Department and in the School of Computer Science. I am currently accepting new students for the Fall 2018 start term. If you are interested in joining my research group, submit an application to either CS or Management Sciences, listing my name as a potential supervisor. After you apply, send me an email with your application ID.