Ning Shi

Grad Research Asst Fellowship, Faculty of Science - Computing Science
Grad Research Assistantship, Faculty of Science - Computing Science

Pronouns: he, him, his

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/shining

Contact

Grad Research Asst Fellowship, Faculty of Science - Computing Science
Email
nshi2@ualberta.ca

Grad Research Assistantship, Faculty of Science - Computing Science
Email
ning.shi@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Computational Linguistics Natural Language Processing Reinforcement Learning


About

I am a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Grzegorz Kondrak at the University of Alberta, associated with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii). Previously, I was a senior algorithm engineer at Alibaba Group, Alibaba Artificial Intelligence Governance Laboratory (AAIG). I hold multiple M.S. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and New York University.


Research

My research interests lie in the broad area of computational linguistics, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, and their applications. In particular, from the perspective of human cognition, I am interested in the extent to which neural networks can do the same (or even better?) as humans to understand the world systematically. Meanwhile, I hold a research group called Shining Lab. For any research opportunity or collaboration, please feel free to get in touch.


Teaching

Teaching Assistant

  • CMPUT 174 - Introduction to the Foundations of Computation I 
  • CMPUT 261 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 
  • CMPUT 331 - Computational Cryptography 
  • CMPUT 399 - Topics in Computing Science: Emotion Identification at the Word Sense Level
  • CMPUT 650 - Topics in Artificial Intelligence: Computational Semantics 

Computing Research Association Mentor

  • Undergraduate Research to PhD Program (UR2PhD): Understanding Multilingual Emotional Expressions

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