Hongjie Shi is a Research Engineer at Megagon Labs Japan. Prior to joining Megagon Labs, Hongjie worked as a Machine Learning Engineer at Panasonic, developing a dialogue system. During that period, he developed the winning algorithm of the Fifth Dialog State Tracking Chanllenge (http://workshop.colips.org/dstc5/tasks.html) as well as an automated question-answering system prototype which later became a commercial product, “WisTalk” (https://www.panasonic.com/jp/business/its/wistalk.html). He received his M.S. in Informatics from Kyoto University. He also studied Physics at Kyoto University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.