I am currently a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle Digital Assistant, Oracle Corporation. My current focus is on intelligent chatbots, digital assistant using advanced technologies in NLP, NLU, Deep Learning.
I obtained my PhD (in engineering) degree from the University of Melbourne (Australia) in 2019, under the joint supervision of Prof. Trevor Cohn and Assoc. Prof. Reza Haffari. My PhD research lies on Natural Language Processing and Applied Machine Learning, particularly on Deep Learning models (e.g., sequence to sequence learning and inference) applied to neural machine translation.
Prior to coming to Melbourne, I spent ~7 years (2008-2015) in Singapore for studying at National University of Singapore (NUS) (Masters) and then working as a R&D enginneer at HLT department, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR. Before that, I was a student/teaching & research assistant/lecturer at University of Science, Vietnam National University at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. During this time, I was a research intern at National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan, working under Dr. Nigel Collier in a bio-text mining project (BioCaster).
*** My PhD viva has been completed and my PhD thesis is now available online.
*** On 10 May 2019, I joined Oracle Corporation, working for Oracle Digital Assistant.
*** On 15 Feb 2019, I submitted my thesis for final examination.
*** In Sep 2018, I joined Speak.AI (a new startup company headquartered in WA, USA) as an AI scientist, working on developing solutions for on-device conversational AI. Since May 2019, Speak.AI is a part of Oracle Corporation.
*** I was a research intern at NAVER LABS Europe (formerly as Xerox Research Centre Europe) from Mar 2018 to June 2018, working with Marc Dymetman on the project "Globally-driven Training Techniques for Neural Machine Translation".