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Assoc Prof Li Boyang
Nanyang Associate Professor (NRF), School of Computer Science and Engineering
Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering
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Dr. Li Boyang, Albert is a Nanyang Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. Before joining SCSE, he held a visiting position at the Alibaba-NTU Singapore Joint Research Institute. Prior to that, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Baidu Research USA from 2018 to 2019, and a Research Scientist and Group Leader at Disney Research Pittsburgh from 2015 to 2017. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014, and his B.Eng. degree from Nanyang Technological University in 2008. He published more than 45 peer-reviewed papers in top-tier journals and conferences, and holds two US patents. His research work has been covered by influential technology media outlets such as Engadget, TechCrunch, New Scientist, and National Public Radio.
My research interests lie in Computational Narrative Intelligence, Multimodal Learning, and Machine Learning. Narrative Intelligence is a central cognitive ability and a hallmark of human intelligence. I believe that in order to simulate human intelligence, artificial intelligence must first acquire human-level knowledge from an approximation of the human experience, which is inherently multimodal. Further, inspired by the observation that human intelligence emerges from the interaction of multiple cognitive processes, I am interested in understanding the interactions between different neural network components and developing techniques that coordinate the learning of different neural network components beyond simplistic stochastic gradient descent.
  • Computational Narrative Intelligence
  • Constructing Event-level Narrative Intelligence from the Ground Up