AI & ML interests

Natural Language Processing, Image Generation

Text and Image GEnerative Research (TIGER) Lab

This is the official website for TIGER AI Lab (

In Chinese, our lab is named "虎头帮".

About Us

Welcome to the Text and Image GEnerative Research (TIGER) Lab at the University of Waterloo. Our lab is dedicated to enabling more controllable and faithful generation of both text and images.

Our Goal

Our primary goal is to advance GenAI (Generative Artificial Intelligence) and make it more applicable to society. We believe in the transformative potential of AI and strive to develop innovative solutions that can revolutionize the way we create digitalized content. Our research focuses on a variety of topics within the realm of GenAI, including but not limited to:

  • Text generation
  • Image and Video Generation
  • Multi-modal Retrieval and Grounding
  • Improving Reasoning and Planning in GenAI
  • Controllability in GenAI
  • Evaluation in GenAI

Our Team

We are a dynamic team of dedicated researchers and faculty members. Our team is constantly growing and we welcome individuals who share our passion for advancing GenAI.


Our work has been published in several esteemed journals and conferences. You can find a list of our publications here).