I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences in the 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, natural language generation, style transfer and question answering. In Information Retrieval, I am currently interested in generating query suggestions and query expansion terms for complex IR tasks.
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 working with me, submit an application to either CS or Management Sciences, and send me an email with your application ID.