I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, cross-appointed in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.
I lead the Natural Language Processing (NLP) Lab, affiliated with the Waterloo.AI Institute. My students and I are designing deep neural network architectures for a variety of natural language understanding, natural language generation and information retrieval tasks. The current and recent projects in the lab include sentiment analysis, controlled text generation, textual style transfer, and neural task-based information retrieval.
Here is a link to my ResearchGate page.
Information for prospective graduate students: I supervise students in both Management Sciences Department and in the School of Computer Science. If you are interested in joining my research lab, 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.
February 2018: I received Amazon Research Award for the project "Task-based latent semantic information retrieval".
August 2017: NVIDIA Corporation donated Titan Xp GPU to the NLP Lab in support of research on Text Style Transfer.