A/P Tadashi Nomoto visits WING

A/P Tadashi Nomoto, visited WING in early December 2014 to network and touch base with WING and gave a talk on his recent work on news article topic labeling. See the slides of his talk entitled “Exploration in Memory Based Topic Detection — or Concept Generation with Distributional Semantics” here:
Monday, 08 December 2014

Tao’s VELDA in AAAI 15

Tao’s work on Image Tweets has been selected for presentation at the first winter AAAI conference in Austin, Texas, USA. Way to go Tao! Read the preprint here.
Saturday, 29 November 2014

Scientific Summarization Corpus now available

WING.NUS’s Muthu Kumar and previous research assistant Ankur Khanna have been collaborating with Dr Kokil Jaidka, alumnus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), to annotate and release a development corpus for scientific document summarization. The dataset consists of 10 ACL Anthology papers and the neighborhood of papers that cite them. The annotations indicate the provenance (source) of a citing sentence’s claim in the original paper and what facet it belongs to (from a fixed set) — following the annotation guidelines for summarization set out by the TAC BioMedSumm task. You can find the corpus and more details on GitHub:
Wednesday, 15 October 2014

WING hosts Profs. Yutaka Matsuo and Arne Jönsson

The 2014 summer and fall sees WING benefiting from the long-term visits of Prof. Yutaka Matsuo (U. Tokyo, Japan) and Arne Jönsson (Linköping U., Sweden), visiting and working with at NUS.  Prof. Matsuo is collaborating with the NUS SNS group as well as WING and working with us on Madhav Kannan’s Final Year Project and Prof. Jönsson is teaching a graduate level module on advanced artificial intelligence with a focus on dialogue systems.
Wednesday, 08 October 2014

The Emergence of an Asian Research Area

Our joint work with Dr Philip Cho was featured in the latest Global Asia Institute Newsletter (October).  Have a look at our collaborators’ work and mention of our work assessing the bibliometric impact of Singapore’s genomics researchers.
Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Min gives keynote at SLAM 2014

Min gave an invited keynote presentation on Opportunities for Multimedia Analysis in Scholarly Digital Libraries, at the recent Workshop on Speech, Language and Audio in Multimedia (SLAM ’14), Satellite Workshop of Interspeech 2014, Penang, Malaysia, on 11 Sep 2014. Video and slides have been archived for interested parties.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Jovian defends his thesis successfully!

Dr Jovian Lin successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on 17 Sep 2014, entitled “Mobile App Recommendation”.  Congratulations Dr. Lin!  Jovian continues on in SoC as an entrepreneur, working in his own start-up company incubated at the School’s incubator at i3.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Xiangnan and Jovian win SoC’s research award!

He Xiangnan and Jovian Lin have been awarded the Research Achievement Award from SoC this semester, for their previous year’s research excellence.

Recipients of the Research Achievement Award will be presented with a certificate and $250 cash prize during the new student orientation program.

Congratulations, Xiangnan and Jovian!
Tuesday, 05 August 2014

Min quoted by the Int’l NY Times

Min was interviewed and quoted as a subject matter expert on programming curriculum in Singapore in the European edition of the New York Times.  Beth Gardiner interviewed Min to learn about Singapore’s approach and challenges to IT education.

Take a look!
Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Jovian Lin awarded Extra Chapter Challenge funding

Congratulations to Jovian Lin, who has been awarded the NUS Extra Chapter Challenge extension scholarship funding, to commercialize his thesis research work on Mobile App Recommendation using Twitter.
Friday, 24 January 2014