Highlight 2016-07-01: Awarded Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Fellowship (2016 - 2017), funded through the Lee Kong Chian Fund for Excellence from the Lee Foundation.
Highlight 2016-01-18: Awarded National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship (2016 - 2021), funded by Singapore's National Research Foundation.
Highlight 2015-09-18: Nominated for Most Promising Teacher, SMU Teaching Excellence Awards 2015.
2016-08-01: Profiled in SMU Engage newsletter, August 2016 issue http://bit.ly/2aAqnvu
2016-07-19: Paper accepted at CIKM'16, titled "Plackett-Luce Regression Mixture Model for Heterogeneous Rankings".
2016-06-29: Congratulations to my PhD student, Le Van Minh Tuan, for winning a SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowship award for AY2016-2017. This is the second time Tuan has won, after his first award in AY2014-2015.
2016-06-20: Paper accepted at ECMLPKDD'16, titled: "Modeling Sequential Preferences with Dynamic User and Context Factors".
2016-06-15: Paper accepted at RecSys'16, titled: "Representation Learning for Homophilic Preferences".
2016-05-20: Profiled in SMU News: "Gaining insights into consumer preferences from large-scale data sets" http://bit.ly/1UnAYDQ
2016-05-13: Profiled in Straits Times: "A data miner in search of the common link" http://bit.ly/1T9m5c0