About Me

Hey! I am a 3rd year PhD. Student at National University of Singapore, School of Computing. The webpage serves as my own personal portal for my research and teaching growth as well as an online resume. You are welcome to check out any of the research articles in the research section. You may want to check out my Linkedin Profile.


I am interested in scaling machine learning towards higher dimensions in Bayesian Optimization, Gaussian Processes, Convex and non-convex optimization and Reinforcement Learning.


Date Title Venue Organization
Feb.2021 High-Dimensional Bayesian Optimization via Tree-Structured Additive Models (AAAI Preliminary Version, arXiv Pre-Print) Proc. of the 35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  1. Conference Rankings:
    1. SoC Conference Rankings
    2. CORE Research Conference Portal
    3. Guide2Research
  2. Journal Rankings:
    1. SoC Journal Rankings
    2. Scimago Journal & Country Rank
  3. Conference call for paper deadlines


Period Degree Institution
Since 13.Aug.18 Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) candidate in Computer Science (Expected Graduation in May.23) (Current CAP: 4.92/5.00)
12.Aug.13 - 31.Jan.18 Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) with Honours (Highest Distinction)
11.Jan.16 - 11.May.16 Student Exchange to USC Viterbi School of Engineering (GPA: 4.0/4.0)


Date Award Category
21.Jun.18 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize 2017/2018 (Individual) Won for Final Year Project - Feature Subset Selection using Reinforcement Learning
29.Jan.18 Certificate of Merit in Algorithms & Theory Focus Area Awarded for meritorious performance in the focus area
15.Jan.18 Dean’s List Named to Dean’s List for meritorious performance in S1 AY2017/18
25.Jul.12 A*STAR Undergraduate Scholarship Awarded Scholarship, Class of 2012


Period Position Project/Role Organization
Since 8.Aug.18 Graduate Tutor Teach lectures, tutorials and consultations; Managed tutors and gradings; Developed module tools. (See teaching)
Since 2011 Church Volunteer Head Of Information Technology, Cell Group Leader, Tutor.
1.Dec.17 - 26.Apr.18 Project Quality Control IT Project (Webapp, Android)
27.May.16 - 19.Aug.16 Software Engineering Intern Designed and deployed Church Management System (CHMS)
6.May.15 - 31.Dec.15 Research Intern (DC Group) Autonomous Machine Learning using HPC Approaches / A Cloud-based Collaborative Model Building Platform
14.Jan.13 - 13.Jul.13 Research Intern (DC Group) Route My Day Project - Recommends routes and point-of-interests to users
10.Feb.11 - 9.Dec.12 First Sergeant (1SG) Trainer Managed and trained men/cadets