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I’m an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Computer Science, National University of Singapore (NUS). My main research interests are in human-AI/robot collaboration; I seek to combine the capabilities of humans and intelligent machines to derive something more than the sum of its parts.

I currently teach CS2040S (Data Structures and Algorithms) and CS5340 (Uncertainty Modeling in AI).

Some history: I was a graduate student in the Personal Robotics Lab at Imperial College London under the supervision of Yiannis Demiris where I worked on online learning and model building for assistive robotics. As part of my PhD, I designed and built two smart robotic wheelchairs that help young children explore their environment safely. I was then awarded a SMART Postdoctoral Scholar fellowship to pursue independent research at MIT‘s SMART Center, where I was mentored by Emilio Frazzoli. I did a second postdoctoral fellowship at the Cognitive Engineering Lab (CEL) and Data-Driven Decision Making (D3M) lab at the University of Toronto, with Greg Jamieson and Scott Sanner.

Research Awards

  • Best Paper Award Finalist, Robotics Science and Systems (RSS), 2018
  • Best Paper Award Finalist, ACM/IEEE Human Robot Interaction (HRI), 2018
  • Best Long Paper Award Runner-up, ACM Recommender Systems (RecSys), 2018
  • SMART Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship Award, Singapore-MIT Alliance, 2014
  • James Dyson Award National Finalist (UK), 2012
  • Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Finalist, IEEE/RSJ IROS, 2012

Teaching Awards

  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, School of Computing, 2017/18

Other Awards

  • Design London Fellow, 2012
  • Khazanah Global Scholarship, 2009-2013
  • Regents Scholarship, University of California, 2000-2004