People

We have an amazing team of researchers comprising of PhD Students, Senior Researchers, and Collaborators at the DeCLaRe Lab. If you want to join DeCLaRe Lab, please email any of our team members.

Research Staff

Soujanya Poria is an assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design and a senior member at the DeCLaRe Lab. His research interests include natural language processing, multimodal sentiment analysis, dialogue systems.

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Navonil Mazumder is a scientist at the DeCLaRe Lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is doing research on conversation analysis and multimodal sentiment analysis.

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Devamanyu Hazarika is a senior Ph.D. candidate at NUS Singapore. He is advised by Dr. Roger Zimmermann and Dr. Soujanya Poria. At DeCLaRe Lab, his research focuses contextual affective systems, which has applications in multimodal emotional conversations, and computational sarcasm analysis.

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Pengfei Hong is a research assistant and a part-time Ph.D. candidate at the DeCLaRe Lab. His research interests include Causality, Common Sense and Generation.

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Henry Lim is a research assistant at the DeCLaRe lab. His research interests include prompt tuning and language models.

Shaozuo Zhang is a research assistant and part-time Ph.D. student at the DeCLaRe Lab. His current research direction includes Question Answering.

Yi Xuan Tan is a research assistant at the DeCLaRe Lab. His research interests include natural language representation, machine translation and automatic speech recognition.

Ph.D. Students

Deepanway Ghosal is currently a Ph.D. student at the DeCLaRe Lab in Singapore University of Technology and Design. His research interest is in the areas of graph neural networks and commonsense reasoning for natural language processing.

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Hui Chen is currently a Ph.D. student at the DeCLaRe Lab in Singapore University of Technology and Design since January 2019. Before that, she obtained her B.Eng degree in Computer Science and Technology from Zhejiang University, China. Her research interests include natural language processing and multimodal analysis.

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Rishabh Bhardwaj is a first-year Ph.D. student at the DeCLaRe Lab, SUTD. Before joining the DeCLaRe Lab, he was a researcher in School of Computing at National University of Singapore. His noticeable research experiences include research summer at University of Alberta, Canada via Mitacs Scholarship and CEERI Pilani, an Indian institute dedicated to research.

Shunqi Wang was an undergraduate student at SUTD, and is now a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Soujanya Poria and Dr. Cheung Ngai-man at the the DeCLaRe Lab. His research directions include computer vision, natural language processing and multi-modality.

Wei Han is a Ph.D. student at the DeCLaRe Lab in Singapore University of Technology and Design since September 2020. Before joining DeCLaRe Lab, he was an Mphil student in the department of electronic and computer engineering in HKUST. His research interests include natural language processing and deep learning.

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Chia Yew Ken is a Ph.D. student at the DeCLaRe Lab in Singapore University of Technology and Design since January 2021. His research interests include natural language processing, sentiment analysis and dialogue.

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Yingting Li is a Ph.D. candidate at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,and study at SUTD as an exchange student. Her research interests include knowledge graph questions and answers, multimodal emotional conversations and multimodal sentiment analysis.

Yang Xiaocui is an exchange Ph.D. student that studies at the DeCLaRe Lab of Singapore University of Technology and Design since October 2021. Her research interests include Natural Language Processing and Multimodal Sentiment Analysis.

Masters Students

Joanna Saw is a Masters student at SUTD. Her research interests include natural language processing, sentiment analysis and deep learning.

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Alumni

Jiankun Lu was a junior member at the DeCLaRe Lab. He now works at ByteDance. His main area of interests is natural language processing.

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Shanshan Peng was a junior member at the DeCLaRe Lab. She now works at PayPal. Her research interests include machine translation, sentiment analysis, and language modeling.

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Samson Yu was a research assistant at the DeCLaRe Lab. He now works at A*STAR. His research interests include knowledge graphs, embodied AI and multimodal deep learning.

Collaborators

Rada Mihalcea is currently a Professor of computer science and engineering with the University of Michigan and the Director of the Michigan Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Her research interests include lexical semantics, multilingual NLP, and computational social sciences.

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Edward Hovy is currently a Research Professor of the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on various topics, including aspects of the computational semantics of human language.

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Louis-Philippe Morency is a tenure-track Faculty at CMU Language Technology Institute. His research focuses on building the computational foundations to enable computers with the abilities to analyze, recognize and predict subtle human communicative behaviors during social interactions.

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Alexander Gelbukh is a Research Professor and Head of the Natural Language Laboratory at the Centro de Investigación en Computación (CIC) of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico. His main area of interests is computational linguistics.

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Amir Zadeh is a final year PhD student at the CMU Language Technology Institute (LTI). His research interests are multimodal interaction, multisensor fusion, machine learning and natural language processing.

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Amir Hussain is a Professor and founding Head of the Data Science and Cyber Analytics (DSCA) Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University (in Scotland, UK). His research interests are cross-disciplinary and industry-led, aimed at developing cognitive data science and AI technologies, to engineer the smart and secure systems of tomorrow.

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Asif Ekbal is an Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India. His research interests are in the broad areas of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. Currently, his research focuses on Information Extraction, Machine Translation, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Analysis, Dialogues and Text mining.

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Pushpak Bhattacharyya is the Director of IIT Patna (since 2015) and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department IIT Bombay where he also held the Vijay and Sita Vashi Chair Professorship. He has worked in all areas of Natural Language Processing – machine translation, sentiment and opinion mining, cross lingual search and multilingual information extraction.

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Roger Zimmermann is an associate professor of Computer Science in the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also deputy director with the Smart Systems Institute (SSI) at NUS and was recently the co-director of the Centre of Social Media Innovations for Communities (COSMIC), a research institute funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore.

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Niyati Chhaya is a Senior Computer Scientist at the Big Data Experience Lab, Adobe Research, Bangalore, India. Her research interests include affective computing, computational linguistics, natural language processing, and machine learning.

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Newton Howard is the Chairman of the Brain Sciences Foundation and currently serves as Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Oxford, where he manages the newly-formed Computational Neuroscience Lab. His most recent research initiatives focus on the development of functional brain and neuron interfacing abilities.

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