Congratulations to Dr Aobo Wang!

Dr Wang Aobo, successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Addressing Informality in Processing Chinese Microtext” with flying colors on 20 August 2015. Aobo continues his work with BNP Paribas currently.
Monday, 07 September 2015

MOOC invited talks

Our group gave two invited talks at the University of Michigan’s MOOC research Summit in May, and another keynote at the Greater China MOOC Symposium (GMCS 2015) — on our group and the NUS HCI groups’ work on MOOCs. Check out the slides for the second presentation ( and the video from the first (
Monday, 07 September 2015

Upcoming publications in ASONAM, NLP-TEA and CIKM

WING has a good crop of publication work from both its undergraduate and postgraduate students this term. We have accepted work at CIKM on information retrieval and knowledge management, at ASONAM for social network analysis and the NLP-TEA ACL workshop on second language learning. Hope to catch you on the summer/fall conference circuit!
Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Prof Diane Litman’s sabbatical visit to WING and NLP group

Professor Diane Litman is visiting WING and the NLP groups at SoC over the months of August to December 2015, to collaborate, research and teach on discourse. We look forward to the collaborative works and her input on a number of projects that touch on NLP discourse in points related to pedagogy, discourse parsing, MOOCs and discussion forums.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Min gives invited talks at Linköping University

Min gave two invited talks at Linköping University on 26-27 May on Next Gen Scholarly Digital Libraries and Improving Web 2.0 Recommendation via Latent Model Regularization. Slides available on SpeakerDeck:
Monday, 20 July 2015

Kaz organized the JCDL doctoral consortium for 2015

Kaz successfully organized the Doctoral Consortium at JCDL 2015 with Dr. Catherine L. Smith at Kent State University. This year, 9 Ph.D. students and 8 advisory panels from all over the world joined the consortium. The revised version of its proceedings will be published in “Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (IEEE TCDL)” at
Monday, 20 July 2015

3 publications from collaborative work with the PennState group

Kaz, who was a visiting scholar at Pennsylvania State University January to May 2014, has achieved one poster and two full paper publications with Prof. Prasenjit Mitra (currently, Qatar Computing Research Institute and Hamad Bin Khalifa University) and his Ph.D. student, Siddhartha Banerjee.

The research topic of the papers is abstractive summarization on multiple documents and meeting transcripts.
Monday, 20 July 2015

WING’s Junchao and Gaoxiang part of the winning team of DBS Hackathon 2015!

A team of four NUS Computing students won first place at the DBS Talent Conference Hackathon 2015 that was held at DBS Asia Hub in Changi Business Park, at the end of February. The event allowed developers from academic institutions, start-ups and the industry to collaborate with innovators within the DBS group to build useful mobile solution apps that address real business needs.

Wang Gaoxiang (CS, Final Year) and Gu Junchao (CEG, Year 3) are part of WING and were part of the 4 students from NUS that were partnered with DBS staff. They beat the 12 other participating teams with their “Uber for household services” application and won $8000 and the opportunity to further develop and potentially launch their application with DBS.
Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Mining Big Text at Yonsei University

In February 2015, Min gave an invited talk at the recent Mining Big Text workshop, as well as an encore presentation of the same at the BigComp invited session in Jeju Island, Korea.

You can see the talk entitled “Serving the Readers of Scholarly Documents: A Grand Challenge for the Introspective Digital Library” on Speakerdeck. The accompanying paper on the components of the ForeCite digital library are here.
Wednesday, 04 March 2015

the small data of scholarly communication

Min gave back to back keynotes on “the small data of scholarly documents” at the 2014 Web Science Summer School, held at NUS as well as the ADSC/I2R NLP Workshop held at Fusionopolis, both in Singapore. You can catch the recorded video on YouTube as well as flip through the slide deck on Speakerdeck.
Thursday, 18 December 2014