We are looking for new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team!
Bio: Jiamou Liu is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Science, The University of Auckland. He was a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology between 2011 and 2015. Jiamou obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Auckland, and worked as a research associate in University of Leipzig between 2009 and 2010 and Paris Diderot University (Paris 7) in 2013. He was a research intern at Microsoft Research Asia in 2008. During his PhD, he was a visiting student at Cornell University and National University of Singapore. Originally trained as a theoretical computer scientist, Jiamou’s current research is in Artificial Intelligence. He is interested in both the theoretical and the applied aspects of artificial intelligence. In particular, his work revolves around the structural analysis and algorithmic studies of social networks, multiagent systems, machine learning, as well as natural language processing. His recent research also connects to health-care, real estate data mining, data privacy, computational social science, and spatial-temporal data analysis with application in traffic flow prediction.
2020.02 – Present
Bio: Qiming received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree with First Class Honours in Computer Science from the University of Auckland in 2019. His research interests lie in the intersection between natural language processing and question answering. Recently his research mainly focuses on machine reasoning. His main research activities involve natural language understanding, natural language inference, and soft reasoning; topics of interest include problem decomposition, knowledge acquisition, explanation, entailment, and generate QA. He is also interested in the graph-based neural network.
2021.10 – Present
Bio: I got my master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Beihang University in 2018 and got my bachelor’s degree from Hebei University of Technology in 2014. I have been an engineer in China Mobile Group Tianjin Company from 2018 to 2021. My main research interests are machine learning, deep learning, and graph-based neural network.
2020 – Present
Bio: Weidong received a degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) with First Class Honours in Computer Science from the University of Auckland in 2019. She received a Bachelor of History from Capital Normal University in 2013. Her research interests include social network analysis, multi-agent systems and reinforcement learning.
2020 – Present
Bio: I received my honours (First Class) degree in computer science from The University of Auckland in 2019 and received my bachelor’s degree from The Tianjin University of Technology in 2015. My primary scientific interests focus on exploring Natural Language Process (NLP) technology to facilitate Robotic Process Automation (RPA), in particular in discovering business process flow from natural language texts.
2019. 11 – Present
Bio: I received my bachelor of mathmatics and master of engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology. My major interest lies in the network structures and dynamics. Recently my research focuses on the core/periphery structures. I am also interested in the theoretical analysis of machine learning, graph-based neural network, and so on.
2018. 08 – Present
Bio: I received both my Honours (First Class) and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Science from The University of Auckland. My research interests lie broadly in Natural Language Processing with my recent research focusing on the intersection between Psychology, Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing.
2020 – Present
Bio: Lin Ni, a practitioner and academic, is keen to turn AI technologies into concrete value. She received a B.E. degree from Northeastern University (China) in 2010, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Auckland in 2017. She lands technologies and provides AI solutions to address the challenges in the industry, dabbled in Car Navigation systems, Recommendation systems, Multi-agent systems, and Natural Language Processing projects. Chatbots attract her focus in recent years, especially chatbots in the health and medical domain.
2019.9 – Present
Bio: I received my M.Sc. degree specialised in Communications and Signal Processing from Imperial College London in 2014, and my B.Eng. degree major in Electronic and Information Engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 2013. After that, I worked as a software engineer in Singapore for more than 4 years. I am now doing research in the field of Natural Language Processing, mainly on natural language understanding and generation.
To start PhD
Bio: I received my master degree in computer science from Southwest University in 2019 and bachelor degree from Chongqing Normal University in 2016. My research interests include social network analysis, opinion dynamic, multi-agent systems and deep learning.
2020 – Present
Bio: I received my master degree in computer science and technology from the Beihang University in 2020, and bachelor in software engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 2017. My main research interests are machine learning and deep learning, especially Graph-based models and Self-supervised models. Recently, I am focused on constructing hybrid models combining anchor-based graph and neural networks to solve real-world problems with Self-supervised learning.
2019.12 – Present
Bio: I received both my Honours (First Class) and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Science from The University of Auckland. My main research interest lies in network structures, optimization problems, and discrete space evaluation and optimization. Recently, I am focused on core-periphery network structures.
2019.12 – Present
Bio: I got my master degree of computer science from the University of Auckland in 2018 and got my bachlor degree from Nanjing University in 2016. My main research interests are machine learning, deep learning, graph-based neural network and computer vision. I also do reserach related to artificial intelligence in healthcare and software engineering.
2022.02 – Present
Bio: I received a degree of Master of Professional Studies with First Class Honours in Data Science, the Graduate Diploma in Science from the University of Auckland in 2021, and the Bachelor degree from the Southwest University in 2020. My personal research interests lie in the reinforcement learning and the multi-agent systems. In detail, I am interested in the challenges in both cooperative and non-cooperative settings in adapting reinforcement learning to multi-agent systems.
2018.09 – Present
Bio: I received my bachelor degree from Wuhan Institute of Technology and master degree from Wuhan University of Technology. I have been a lecturer in Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology from 2015 to 2018. My research interests include social network analysis, especially network embedding.
2018. 11 – 2022.04
Bio: I am currently a research fellow with the School of Computer Science, The University of Auckland. I obtained my PhD in computer science from The University of Auckland, where I was supervised by Dr. Jiamou Liu and Prof. Bakhadyr Khoussainov. I received the First Class Honours degree in computer science from The University of Auckland in 2018. Before coming to New Zealand, I received the B.S. in computer science from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2017. My research interests span a spectrum of (inverse) reinforcement learning, computational game theory and multi-agent systems. Lately, my research focus is on applying reinforcement learning in large-scale multi-agent games, natural language processing and automatic reasoning. When I am not spending time on research and teaching, I can be found as a hiker and photography lover. I have hiked to many famous routes in many cities and towns across China and New Zealand. The collections of pictures that I took in the hike-way can be found in my personal online gallery.
2017.04 – 2021.11
Bio: I hold Bachelor’s degree of Management in Information Management and Information Systems and Master’s degree of management in Management Science and Engineering. My research interests are algorithmic mechanism design and economics of security and privacy. My current research focus is incentive mechanisms for data pricing and privacy preservation.
Bio: Sajjad Hassanpour is a Ph.D. student in Construction Engineering at the University of Auckland. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology in 2010, and his M.Sc. degree in transportation planning-at the Trabiat Modares University of Iran in 2012. During his Ph.D. in transportation planning, as he was interested in computer science, he started working on agent-based modeling and computer-based simulation models. Therefore, he started a new Ph.D. at the University of Auckland, focusing on agent-based building earthquake evacuation simulation. He is interested in pedestrian dynamics, multiagent systems, and machine learning.