About Me

Hey! I am a PhD. graduate from National University of Singapore, School of Computing. The webpage serves as my own personal portal for my research and teaching growth as well as an online resume. You are welcome to check out any of the research articles in the research section. You may want to check out my Linkedin Profile.

  1. Conference Rankings:
    1. Internal SoC Conference Rankings
    2. CORE Research Conference Portal
    3. Guide2Research
  2. Journal Rankings:
    1. SoC Journal Rankings
    2. Scimago Journal & Country Rank
  3. Conference call for paper deadlines
  4. ML Paper Tweets - AK @_akhaliq
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I am interested in scaling machine learning towards higher dimensions in Bayesian Optimization, Gaussian Processes, Convex and non-convex optimization and Reinforcement Learning. I am also interested in robustness concerns in machine learning.


Date Title Venue Organization
Jan.2024 Structured Dimensionality Reduction Methods for Black-Box Adversarial Attacks with Bayesian Optimization
Eric Han, Jonathan Scarlett
Jul.2022 Adversarial Attacks on Gaussian Process Bandits (arXiv, slides, poster)
Eric Han, Jonathan Scarlett
Proc. of the 39th International Conference on Machine Learning
Feb.2021 High-Dimensional Bayesian Optimization via Tree-Structured Additive Models (arXiv, slides, poster)
Eric Han, Ishank Arora, Jonathan Scarlett
Proc. of the 35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Academic Activities

Date Activity Organization
3.Aug.21 - 5.Aug.21 NUS Computing Research Week 2021 - Program Committee, Moderator of the technical panel titled ‘Heterogeneity in Federated Learning’.
9.Sep.19 - 12.Sep.19 Gaussian Process Summer School 2019 - Attended the summer school at Sheffield.


Period Degree Institution
13.Aug.18 - 16.Jan.24 Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science
12.Aug.13 - 31.Jan.18 Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) with Honours (Highest Distinction)
11.Jan.16 - 11.May.16 Student Exchange to USC Viterbi School of Engineering (GPA: 4.0/4.0)


Date Award Category
21.Apr.23 Full-Time Teaching Assistant Award Recognition of the high level of commitment to, and achievement of good teaching.
1.Feb.22 Certificate of Accomplishment Long Service Award; In appreciation of the 5 years of service as a Graduate Tutor.
21.Jun.18 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize 2017/2018 (Individual) Won for Final Year Project - Feature Subset Selection using Reinforcement Learning
29.Jan.18 Certificate of Merit in Algorithms & Theory Focus Area Awarded for meritorious performance in the focus area
15.Jan.18 Dean’s List Named to Dean’s List for meritorious performance in S1 AY2017/18
25.Jul.12 A*STAR Undergraduate Scholarship Awarded Scholarship, Class of 2012


Period Position Project/Role Organization
Since 8.Aug.18 Graduate Tutor / Teaching Assistant Teach lectures, tutorials and consultations; Managed tutors and gradings; Developed module tools. (See teaching)
2011 - 2023 Church Volunteer Head Of IT, Cell Group Leader, Tutor.
1.Dec.17 - 26.Apr.18 Project Quality Control IT Project (Webapp, Android)
27.May.16 - 19.Aug.16 Software Engineering Intern Designed and deployed Church Management System (CHMS)
6.May.15 - 31.Dec.15 Research Intern (DC Group) Autonomous Machine Learning using HPC Approaches / A Cloud-based Collaborative Model Building Platform
14.Jan.13 - 13.Jul.13 Research Intern (DC Group) Route My Day Project - Recommends routes and point-of-interests to users
10.Feb.11 - 9.Dec.12 First Sergeant (1SG) Trainer Managed and trained men/cadets