Dr. Hung H. Bui is the Director of VinAI Research, VinGroup, Vietnam. His technical expertise
and interests include probabilistic graphical models, deep generative models, Bayesian
inference and machine learning, especially models for sequential and relational data with
applications in human activity/intent recognition, video understanding and natural language
processing. These interests center around the challenging problem of how to make the machine
better understand the humans - a problem that plays a central part in intelligent assistive
technologies, personal assistance and dialogue management.
Before joining VinAI, he was at Google DeepMind, Adobe Research and Nuance Natural
Language Understanding Lab, and also spent almost 10 years at the AI Center, SRI International
(formerly Stanford Research Institute) where he led the multi-institution research team in
developing probabilistic inference technologies for understanding the user activities during the
CALO project (at the time, the largest AI project in history, also known as the project that spun
off Siri). Going further back in time, he was an assistant professor at Curtin University, Australia
(2000 - 2003), Ph.D. graduate in computer science (Curtin, 1998).