Yong Liu (Ph.D.)

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Senior Research Scientist

Alibaba-NTU Singapore Joint Research Institute
Joint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY)

stephenliu AT ntu DOT edu DOT sg

ABN-03a-06 & ABN-03b-07/08, Academic Block North, 61 Nanyang Dr, Singapore 637335


Dr. Yong LIU is a Senior Research Scientist at Alibaba-NTU Singapore Joint Research Institute and Joint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Prior to joining NTU, he was a Data Scientist at NTUC Enterprise, Singapore from Nov. 2017 to July 2018 and a Research Scientist at Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore from Nov. 2015 to Oct. 2017. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from NTU in 2016 and B.S. degree in Electronic Science and Technology from University of Science and Technology of China in 2008. His research interests include recommender systems, natural language processing, and knowledge graph. He has been invited as a PC member of major conferences such as KDD, SIGIR, ACL, IJCAI, AAAI, and reviewer for IEEE/ACM transactions.

Recent News

  • Our group has several openings for Research Fellow/Research Assistant/Research Intern positions for projects on 1) recommender systems, 2) natural language processing, 3) multimodal representation learning, 4) knowledge graph, and 5) graph neueral networks. Please send me your CV if you are interested.

Research Interests

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Data Mining

  • Recommendation systems, large-scale graph mining

Machine Learning

  • Learning to rank, matrix computation, graph neueral networks

Natural Language Processing

  • Personalized text generation, multi-turn conversation generation


  • Drug-target interaction prediction, synthetic lethality prediction