Prof. Wong Kam Fai, ACL Fellow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Speech Title: TBA
Biography: Kam-Fai Wong obtained his PhD from Edinburgh University, Scotland, in 1987. After his PhD, he was researchers in Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), UniSys (Scotland) and ECRC (Germany). At present he is Associate Dean (External Affairs) of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Director, Centre for Innovation and Technology (CINTEC), and Associate Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as well as Associate Director, Key-Laboratory of High Confidence Software Technologies (PKU), Ministry of Education, China. Also, he is a co-founder of the first Chinese news search portal, namely Wisers Information Ltd., in 1998. His research interest focuses on Natural Language Processing especially in Chinese and Social Media processing. He has published over 250 peer reviewed papers in these areas. He has published the book "Introduction in Chinese Natural Language Processing" (2009), which is the first of its king written in English. His research work is summarized by the book: "Social Media Content Analysis: NLP and Beyond" which was published in 2018. He is the founding Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Asian Language Processing (TALIP) and the General Chair of AACL2020, BigComp2016, NLPCC2015, IJCNLP2011, AIRS2008 and ICCPOL2006. Also, he was the President of Asia Federation of NLP (AFNLP), 2014-2016.
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