Xi (Alex) Chen, PhD

NLP Research Scientist,
Nuance Communications,
Montreal, QC, Canada
Email: xi.chen2 at nuance.com
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Short Bio

Xi Chen is currently an NLP research scientist at Nuance Communications Inc., working on data-driven NLP solutions for virtual assistance applications on smart devices.
He is passionate about machine learning, and its applications in NLP, self-driving, smart systems and cyber-physical systems.

He achieved his PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. Xue Liu at School of Computer Science, McGill UniversityHe also served as a research scientist at aerial.aiHe received both M.Eng. and B.S. degrees from Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  


[2017.09] Joined Nuance as an NLP research scientist
[2017.06] Graduation: Successfully passed the PhD defense! (defense slides)
[2017.05] Award: Best-in-Session-Presentation Award in the indoor localization session of IEEE INFOCOM 2017. Many thanks to the session chair and the audience! (presentation slides)
[2017.04] Paper:"AdaSharing: Adaptive Data Sharing in Collaborative Robots", accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
[2017.01] Teaching: I am teaching a graduate-level course "Computer Networks" (COMP535), at McGill this semester.
[2016.11] Paper: "Taming the Inconsistency of Wi-Fi Fingerprints for Device-Free Passive Indoor Localization", accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2017 (acceptance rate = 20.93%).(pdf)(ppt)
[2016.10] Award: McGill Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Awards
[2016.08] Award: ACM Multimedia Conference 2016 Student Travel Grant