We are proud of our alumni (listed below in reverse chronological order), who have grown with us and made significant contributions to our research group. Wishing them great success with their careers.
Dr. Truong Quoc Tuan
PhD (defended in Feb 2022)
Dissertation Title: "Modeling Sentiments and Preferences from Multi-Modal Data"
Publications with the group: MM-17, AAAI-19, WebConf-19, JMLR-20, MM-20, WSDM-21, ECIR-21, Internet Computing-21, Machine Learning-21, RecSys-21 Tutorial, WebConf-22
2021 Dean's List of School of Computing and Information Systems
Expected to join a global tech company as an applied scientist
Dr. Aghiles Salah
Research Scientist (Jun 2017 to Jan 2021)
Publications with the group: IJCAI-18, UAI-18, JMLR-20, WSDM-21, Internet Computing-21, RecSys-21, RecSys-21 Tutorial
Since Jan 2021: Applied Research Scientist, Rakuten Institute of Technology, Paris, France
PhD (defended in Sep 2019), Research Scientist (till Jan 2021)
Dissertation title: "Preference Learning and Similarity Learning Perspectives on Personalized Recommendation"
Publications with the group: SDM-16, CIKM-17, CIKM-18, IJCAI-19, AAAI-20, JAIR-21, WSDM-22
Since Aug 2021: Assistant Professor in Computer Science, VinUniversity, Vietnam
Jun - Jul 2021: AI Scientist, FPT AI Lab in Hanoi, Vietnam
Jan - May 2021: Senior Data Scientist in Ads and Personalization Team, Grab Holdings Inc., Singapore
Dr. Le Duc Trong
PhD (defended in Apr 2019)
Dissertation title: "Modeling Sequential and Basket-Oriented Associations for Top-K Recommendation"
Publications with the group: ECMLPKDD-16, IJCAI-17, IJCAI-18, IJCAI-19
Since Aug 2019: Lecturer, VNU University of Engineering and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Dr. Maksim Tkachenko
PhD (defended in Nov 2018)
Dissertation title: "Comparison Mining from Text"
Publications with the group: CIKM-14, ACL-15, CIKM-16, TKDE-17, ACL-18, AAAI-19, ICDM-21 (short)
From Sep 2022 onwards: Research Scientist at Rakuten Institute of Technology, Singapore
May 2021 to Aug 2022: Data Science & Operations Research Advisor at FedEx Asia Pacific, Singapore
Dec 2018 - May 2021: Research Scientist, Preferred.AI, Singapore
Dr. Nguyen Thanh Son
PhD (defended in May 2018)
Dissertation title: "Entity Summarization of Reviews and Micro-Reviews"
Publications with the group: CIKM-13, WSDM-15, TKDE-15, DAMI-17
Carnegie Mellon University
IBM Research, Dublin, Ireland
Since Aug 2018: Research Scientist, A*STAR - Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
Dr. Do Ha Loc
PhD (defended in Jun 2017)
Dissertation title: "Mining Diverse Consumer Preferences for Bundling and Recommendation"
Internship: Carnegie Mellon University
Since 2018: Algorithm Engineer, Alibaba, Hangzhou, China
2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Hong Kong
MPhil (defended in May 2017)
Dissertation title: "Community-Based Collaborative Learning for Personalized Recommendation"
Publications with the group: CIKM-14 (short), RecSys-16 (full), CIKM-17 (short)
Since Mar 2020: AI Engineer with Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²), Australia
Sep 2018 - Mar 2020: Data Scientist, Shopee, Singapore
Jul 2017 - Aug 2018: Machine Learning Engineer, ReFUEL4, Singapore
Dr. Le Van Minh Tuan
PhD (defended in May 2017)
Dissertation title: "Probabilistic Models for Semantic Visualization and Its Applications"
Publications with the group: AAAI-14, KDD-14, ICDM-14, JAIR-16, IJCAI-16, IJCAI-17, CIKM-17 (demo)
Since Aug 2019: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Computer Science, New Mexico State University, USA
Aug 2018 - Aug 2019: Visiting Assistant Professor, Oakland University, USA
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018: Postdoctoral Researcher at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, USA