About me

Hi! I am Luu Anh Tuan, an Assistant Professor at School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. Before that, I was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT CSAIL and a member of the Natural Language Processing group under the supervision of Prof. Regina Barzilay from 2018 to 2020. I obtained Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Siu Cheung Hui (NTU) and Prof. See Kiong Ng (NUS). From 2016 to 2018, I was a research scientist at Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore in the Natural Language Processing group of Dr. Jian Su.

My research interests lie in the intersection of artificial intelligence and natural language processing with the focus on applications of natural language understanding, semantics, question & answering, information extraction and knowledge construction, sentiment analysis, and recommendation systems.

Email: anhtuan.luu@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N4-02b-66, School of Computer Science and Engineering, NTU



Latest News

  • 26 Aug 2021: One paper accepted at EMNLP 2021
  • 2 Apr 2021: Outstanding paper award at ICLR 2021. Kudos to Aston Zhang, Yi Tay and other friends
  • 12 Feb 2021: Invited to serve as Area Chair for EMNLP 2021
  • 13 Jan 2021: Two papers are accepted to ICLR 2021 as spotlights
  • 22 Nov 2020: Invited to serve as Area Chair for QA track of ACL 2021
  • 6 Oct 2020: Invited to serve as standing reviewer of Transaction of ACL (TACL)
  • 21 Sep 2020: A paper joint work with MIT, MSKCC and MGH colleagues has been published in Cancer Discovery (Impact Factor = 39.4)
  • 15 Aug 2020: Invited to serve as Senior Program Committee of IJCAI 2021
  • 4 Apr 2020: 1 paper accepted to ACL 2020
  • 2 Apr 2020: Invited to serve as Program Committee of NeurIPS 2020
  • 29 Feb 2020: Invited to serve as standing reviewer of Computational Linguistics Journal
  • 23 Feb 2020: Invited to serve as standing reviewer of Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
  • 6 Feb 2020: Invited to serve as Senior Area Chair for QA track of EMNLP 2020
  • 10 Nov 2019: 1 paper accepted to AAAI 2020
  • 8 Nov 2019: Invited to serve as Program Committee of ACL 2020
  • 9 Oct 2019: Invited to serve as Senior Program Committee of IJCAI 2020
  • 4 Sep 2019: 1 paper with Yi Tay accepted to NeurIPS 2019
  • 21 August 2019: Invited to serve as Program Committee of AAAI 2020
  • 14 May 2019: 2 papers with Yi Tay accepted to ACL 2019.
  • 4 May 2019: Invited to serve as Program Committee of EMNLP 2019
  • 5 Apr 2019: Invited to serve as Program Committee of NeurIPS 2019
  • 12 Feb 2019: Invited to serve as Program Committee of ACL 2019
  • Publications

    For full publication list, please refer to my Google Scholar page.

    Selected publications:
    (* denotes equal contribution)

    Journal articles:

    1. Kathryn Arbour*, Luu Anh Tuan*, Jia Luo*, Hira Rizvi, Andrew J. Plodkowski, Mustafa Sakhi, Kevin B. Huang, Subba R. Digumarthy, Michelle S. Ginsberg, Jeffrey Girshman, Mark G. Kris, Gregory J. Riely, Adam Yala, Justin F. Gainor, Regina Barzilay, and Matthew D. Hellmann. Deep learning to estimate RECIST in patients with NSCLC treated with PD-1 blockade . Cancer Discovery, 2020 (Impact factor: 39.4) 
    2. Anran Wang, Luu Anh Tuan, Chuan-Sheng Foo, Hongyuan Zhu, Yi Tay, Vijay Chandrasekhar. Holistic Multi-modal Memory Network for Movie Question Answering. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2019 (Impact factor: 5.1) 
    3. Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui, See Kiong Ng. Utilizing Temporal Information for Taxonomy Construction. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2016 
    4. Yuqing Mao, Kimberly Van Auken, Donghui Li, Luu Anh Tuan, Jung-jae Kim, Jung-Hsien Chiang, Yu-De Chen, Jian-Ming Chen, Hong-Jie Dai, Zhiyong Lu. Overview of the Gene Ontology Task at BioCreative IV. Database Oxford, 2014 (Impact factor: 3.7) 
    5. Luu Anh Tuan, Jung-jae Kim. Automatic Suggestion for PUBMED Query Reformulation. Journal of Computing Science and Engineering, 2012 
    6. Luu Anh Tuan, Jun Sun, Yang Liu, Jin Song Dong, Xiaohong Li, Thanh Tho Quan. SeVe: Automatic Tool for Verification of Security Protocols. Frontiers of Computer Science, 2012 (Impact factor: 1.1)

    Conference papers:

    1. Thong Nguyen, Luu Anh Tuan, Truc Lu, Tho Quan. Enriching and Controlling Global Semantics for Text Summarization. Accepted to The Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2021
    2. Aston Zhang, Yi Tay, Shuai Zhang, Alvin Chan, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui, Jie Fu. Beyond Fully-Connected Layers with Quaternions: Parameterization of Hypercomplex Multiplications with 1/n Parameters. Accepted to The International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2021 . Outstanding Paper Award
    3. Xinshuai Dong, Luu Anh Tuan, Rongrong Ji, Hong Liu. Towards Robustness Against Natural Language Word Substitutions. Accepted to The International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2021 
    4. Yi Tay, Donovan Ong, Jie Fu, Alvin Chan, Nancy Chen, Luu Anh Tuan, Christopher Pal. Would you rather? A new benchmark for learning machine alignment with cultural values and social preferences. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2020 
    5. Luu Anh Tuan*, Darsh J Shah*, Regina Barzilay. Capturing Greater Context for Question Generation. Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2020 
    6. Yi Tay*, Luu Anh Tuan*, Aston Zhang, Shuohang Wang, Siu Cheung Hui. Compositional De-Attention Networks. Proceedings of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2019 
    7. Yi Tay, Aston Zhang, Luu Anh Tuan, Jinfeng Rao, Shuai Zhang, Shuohang Wang, Jie Fu and Siu Cheung Hui. Light and Efficient Neural Natural Language Processing with Quaternion Networks. Proceedings of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2019
    8. Yi Tay, Shuohang Wang, Luu Anh Tuan, Jie Fu, Minh C. Phan, Xingdi Yuan, Jinfeng Rao, Siu Cheung Hui, Aston Zhang. Simple and Effective Curriculum Pointer-Generator Networks for Reading Comprehension over Long Narratives. Proceedings of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2019
    9. Yi Tay, Shuai Zhang, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui, Lina Yao, Lucas Vinh Tran. Holographic Factorization Machines for Recommendation. Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2019
    10. Yi Tay*, Luu Anh Tuan*, Siu Cheung Hui, Jian Su. Densely Connected Attention Propagation for Reading Comprehension. Proceedings of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2018
    11. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Recurrently Controlled Recurrent Networks. Proceedings of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2018
    12. Yi Tay*, Luu Anh Tuan*, Siu Cheung Hui, Jian Su. Attentive Gated Lexicon Reader with Contrastive Contextual Co-Attention for Sentiment Classification. Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2018
    13. Yi Tay*, Luu Anh Tuan*, Siu Cheung Hui. Co-Stack Residual Affinity Networks with Multi-level Attention Refinement for Matching Text Sequences. Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2018
    14. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Compare, Compress and Propagate: Enhancing Neural Architectures with Alignment Factorization for Natural Language Inference. Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2018
    15. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Multi-Granular Sequence Encoding via Dilated Compositional Units for Reading Comprehension. Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2018
    16. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui, Jian Su. Reasoning with Sarcasm by Reading In-between. Proceedings of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2018
    17. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Multi-Pointer Co-Attention Networks for Recommendation. Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2018
    18. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Multi-cast Attention Networks. Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2018
    19. Yi Tay*, Luu Anh Tuan*, Siu Cheung Hui. Learning to Attend via Word-Aspect Associative Fusion for Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis. Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018
    20. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Cross Temporal Recurrent Networks for Ranking Question Answer Pairs. Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018
    21. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. SkipFlow: Incorporating Neural Coherence Features for End-to-end Automatic Text Scoring. Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018
    22. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Latent Relational Metric Learning via Memory-based Attention for Collaborative Ranking. Proceedings of The Web Conference (WWW), 2018
    23. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Hyperbolic Representation Learning for Fast and Efficient Neural Question Answering. Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2018
    24. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. CoupleNet: Paying Attention to Couples with Coupled Attention for Relationship Recommendation. Proceedings of AAAI International Conference on Web Blogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2018
    25. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Hermitian Co-Attention Networks for Text Matching in Asymmetrical Domains. Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2018
    26. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Non-parametric Estimation of Multiple Embeddings for Link Prediction on Dynamic Knowledge Graphs. Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2017
    27. Yi Tay*, Luu Anh Tuan*, Siu Cheung Hui. Dyadic Memory Networks for Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis. Proceedings of ACM International Conference on In- formation and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2017
    28. Yi Tay, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui, Falk Brauer. Random Semantic Tensor Ensemble for Scalable Knowledge Graph Link Prediction. Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2017
    29. Yi Tay, Minh C. Phan, Luu Anh Tuan, Siu Cheung Hui. Learning to Rank Question Answer Pairs with Holographic Dual LSTM architecture. Proceedings of ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2017
    30. Luu Anh Tuan, Yi Tay, Siu Cheung Hui, See Kiong Ng. Learning Term Em- beddings for Taxonomic Relation Identification with Dynamic Weighting Neural Network. Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2016
    31. Luu Anh Tuan, Jung-jae Kim, See Kiong Ng. Incorporating Trustiness and Collective Synonym/ Contrastive Evidence into Taxonomy Construction. Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2015
    32. Luu Anh Tuan, Jung-jae Kim, See Kiong Ng. Taxonomy Construction using Syntactic Contextual Evidence. Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2014
    Services

    Conferences

    • Area Chair for EMNLP 2021
    • Area Chair for ACL 2021
    • Senior Area Chair for EMNLP 2020
    • Senior Program Committee for IJCAI 2020, IJCAI 2021
    • Program Committee for AAAI 2020
    • Program Committee for NeurIPS 2019-2020
    • Program Committee for ACL 2017-2019
    • Program Committee for EMNLP 2017-2019
    • Program Committee for NAACL 2019
    • Program Committee for COLING 2018

    Journals

    • Standing Reviewer for Computational Linguistics 
    • Standing Reviewer for Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 
    • Standing Reviewer for Neurocomputing 
    • Standing Reviewer for Artificial Intelligence Review 
    • Invited Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 
    • Invited Reviewer for ACM Computing Surveys 
    • Invited Reviewer for Semantic Web Journal 
    • Invited Reviewer for Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing 
    Awards

    Research Scholarships: 

    • A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS) - Post-doctoral Fellowship (2018)
    • A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS) - Ph.D Scholarship (2013-2016)
    • NUS Research Scholarship (2008-2011)

    Competition:

    • CVPR 2017 Textbook Question Answering Challenge:
      • 1st Place in Diagram Track, 2nd Place in Text Track 
      • Organized by Allen Institute for AI (AI2) 

    Industry:

    • MTI (Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore) Innovation Award, 2013
      • In recognition of the winning project on Strategic Technology Translation in Business Analytics