I am a fellow, group leader, and principal investigator, senior principal scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore.


My research interests are in generative AI and language intelligence with targeted applications in education, healthcare and defense. Speech evaluation technology developed by my team has been deployed at the Ministry of Education, Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic to help support home based learning and promote mother tongue education (more details). 


I'm currently a program chair for ICLR 2023, IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer 2023, associate editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, and Computer Speech and Language, and senior editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters. 


I received my PhD from MIT and Harvard.  During my PhD, I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on multilingual speech processing.


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