Navid Ahmad

Navid Ahmad:

Research Associate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

"Exploring the Boundaries of AI and Creativity, One Innovation at a Time."

Greetings! My name is Navid Ahmad. I am a Research Associate at The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Additionally, I am a proud member of Si Chen's Lab. Thank you for visiting my profile!

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Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Computer Science & Physics, 2016

  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Computer Science, 2019

Research Interest: Generative AI and its Applications in Robotics, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

My research passion lies at the exciting intersection of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its profound applications in the domains of robotics, machine learning, and deep learning. The transformative potential of Generative AI to revolutionize these fields is what captivates me and fuels my dedication to exploration and innovation.

Technical Skills

  • My journey in the world of programming began with C++, which laid the foundation for my understanding of system design. Java captured my attention for its platform independence and robust security features. I have extensively worked with PHP and JavaScript, harnessing their power for web programming. Python became a valuable tool for me, especially in the domain of Signal Processing, where I utilized it for Acoustic Communication using CDMA in 2019.

  • Recently, I embraced Kotlin, a language closely related to Java, as it perfectly aligns with my work on the Furhat Robot project. MySQL, with its prowess as a versatile scripting language, plays a pivotal role in my data storage strategies.

  • In the realm of frameworks, I have honed my skills in PHP Laravel for crafting robust backends, while Vue.js serves as my go-to choice for dynamic frontend and native applications. Nuxt.js, a framework built upon another framework, has become my weapon of choice for Server-Side Rendering (SSR) to enhance SEO and user experiences.

  • My DevOps expertise encompasses tools like Jenkins and Git Version Control, coupled with my proficiency in the Linux operating system. I have harnessed the power of cloud platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Digital Ocean to deploy and manage websites and backend APIs efficiently.

Current Position

I am currently contributing to an exciting project titled "Developing a Social Robot for Cantonese and Mandarin Speech Prosody Training in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder." As a Research Associate at The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies at PolyU, I am collaborating closely with Dr. Si Chen, who leads this groundbreaking initiative. Our work is centered on harnessing cutting-edge technology to address a critical challenge, and I am honored to be part of a team dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.