I’m a Data Science PhD student at New York University and a member of ML² Group at CILVR. I’m advised by Sam Bowman and Kyunghyun Cho. My research interest lies in deep learning and natural language understanding.

Prior to NYU, I developed Information Retrieval systems at Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore. Before that, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Nanyang Technological University.

In the summer of 2018, I interned at Grammarly with Joel Tetreault.

My research is generously supported by AdeptMind.


  • Grammar Induction with Neural Language Models: An Unusual Replication.
    Phu Mon Htut, Kyunghyun Cho, Samuel R. Bowman.
    To appear in Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). 2018.
    Poster to be presented at the workshop on the Analysis and Interpretation of Neural Networks for NLP (Blackbox-NLP workshop). 2018.
    [Paper] [Code/Output-Parses]

  • Training a Ranking Function for Open-Domain Question Answering.
    Phu Mon Htut, Samuel R. Bowman, Kyunghyun Cho.
    Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL): Student Research Workshop. 2018.
    [Paper] [arXiv] [Poster]


  • DS-GA 1011: Natural Language Processing with Representation Learning (Fall-2018)