About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario, and an affiliated faculty member in the Brain and Mind Institute and the Vector Institute. I also hold joint/adjunct positions in the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences and the School of Biomedical Engineering at Western, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Université Laval. Before joining Western, I was a postdoc in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, with Eric Eaton, and in the Computational Memory Lab, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, with Kenneth Norman. Before that, I received my Ph.D degree from McGill University under the supervision of Joelle Pineau, my M.Sc. degree from the University of Macau under the supervision of Dr. Feng Wan, and my B.Eng. degree from Tianjin University. Currently, I am primarily working on transfer/multitask/lifelong learning, which is essential for building an intelligent agent in the real world with any amount of versatility. On the application side, I am interested in applying these techniques to computer vision/graphics, natural language processing, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, etc.


I am always looking for highly motivated, hardworking, and self-driven students to join my research group to conduct research in machine learning. 

Due to the large amount of emails I receive from potential students, I am not able to reply to each individually. I apologize in advance.