Tuan M. Lai
PhD Student
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at UIUC, advised by Prof. Heng Ji. I received my Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Purdue University in 2020. I received my bachelor degree in Computer Science from KAIST in 2017 (Department Rank: 1/37 - Magna Cum Laude).

My research focuses on applying deep learning to natural language processing. I have publications at reputable conferences and journals, including COLING, EMNLP, ICASSP, IEEE CG&A, and NAACL (in alphabetic order). In addition, I have 4 pending patents.

In the past, I did 2 internships at Google and 3 internships at Adobe Research. During the internships, I worked on a range of exciting projects including intelligent shopping assistant, document question answering, and deep learning model compression.

Email : laituan245 [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent News

  • May 2020. Started my internship at Adobe Research.
  • Jan 2020. One paper got accepted to ICASSP 2020.
  • Aug 2019. One paper got accepted to EMNLP 2019.

Current and Past Affiliations

2020 - Present

2018 - 2020

2013 - 2017

2020 Summer

2019 Summer, 2019 Fall

2017 Fall, 2018 Spring

Summer 2017

Summer 2016

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