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HKU-IDS scholar Dr Tao Yu received the Fall 2021 Amazon Research Award!

We are pleased to announce that our IDS scholar, Dr Tao Yu, Assistant Professor, HKU-IDS and Department of Computer Science, has been awarded the Fall 2021 Amazon Research Award!

Dr Yu’s award-winning research proposal is titled “Scalable Conversational Structured Knowledge Grounding with a Unified Language Model”, under the fall 2021 AWS AI call for proposals. Dr Yu’s research interests cover Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence. For more information about Dr Yu, please browse:

The award accords recognition to outstanding research topics across various disciplines for which the quality of scientific content, creativity, potential to impact both the research community and society, theoretical advances, practical applications, and such were reviewed. Awardees represent more than 30 universities in eight countries this year. Full list of the award recipients can be found here.

Huge congratulations to Dr Yu!