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He is currently a (post-doctoral) research fellow in Department of Computing, Macquarie University.

Research Interests

His research interests are in statistical modelling and learning for document and text analysis. His research lies between statistic machine learning (SML) and Natural Lanugage Processing (NLP). In particular, he is intereted in

  • Topic modelling with different discourse features, e.g, topic structure, topic collocations, etc.
  • Non-parametric Bayesian methods, e.g., Pitman-Yor Process, Dirichlet process
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, e.g., Gibbs sampling, Slice sampling, etc.
  • Tensor factorization
  • Statistical ranking models, e.g., the generalized Mallows model

Education Background

  • B.S. Information and Communication Technology, Flinders University, Australia, 2006
  • B.S. Information Technology with 1st class honours, The Australian National University, Australia, 2007 Supervisor: Dr. Huidong Jin
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, The Australian National University, Australia, 2008 - 2011 Supervisors: Prof. Wray Butine, Dr. Huidong Jin



  • ANU-NICTA PhD scholarship, 2008 - 2011
  • NICTA Supplementary scholarship, 2008 - 2011
  • NICTA PhD Assignment scholarship, 2008 - 2011
  • ANU summer research scholarship, 2008
  • ANU-NICTA honours scholarship, 2007