University of Oxford
Master of Engineering
Always a student so far.
University of Oxford
Favourite thing to do in research: having almost science-fiction like research discussion
I am currently a PhD student at University of Oxford, working to decipher the secret recipe of artificial intelligence.
Outside research, I teach, travel and hunt for good restaurants.
I also care very much about the environment and would love to promote diversity & equality in our society.
I am interested in developing algorithms which can truly 'think’ and 'understand’.
During my PhD, I’m interested in developing algorithms which can truly ‘think’ and ‘understand’. This means algorithms should not only be able to solve specific tasks, but also form meaningful internal understandings of the complex data that they are processing, the tasks that they are working on and the results/decisions that they are about to suggest to their human colleagues.
My Typical Day
Flexible hours on flexible schedules
- Getting up at flexible hours
- Checking emails
- Going to office to have some discussion (mostly engaging but not so practical in terms of turning into anything real any time soon…)
- Reading some research papers
- Coding up some ideas that I come up with
- Writing up ideas/experiments for a research paper submission
What I'd do with the money
Kickstart a project where school students can pair up with researchers to have long-term experience of some research projects.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
researcher, traveller, foodies
What's the best thing you've done as a researcher?
Meeting other researchers who are doing fascinating research.
What or who inspired you to become a researcher?
My master research project supervisor, Prof Steve Roberts
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
A civil engineer who build pretty architecture that make people say 'Wow'
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't a researcher, what would you be?
A chef who doesn't work too long hours...
Who is your favourite singer or band?
May Day, a Chinese band
What's your favourite food?
Many, but hot pot and Korean food are top options.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
- get my papers published (with no ridiculous reviews); - be rich (so I can do research without worrying about funding); - animals and humans can happily coexist.
Tell us a joke.
Researchers know what they are doing...