Office_Lin_3I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Natural Language Processing in the Computer Science Department of the University of Sheffield. Prior to joining Sheffield, I was a SICSA Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen. My research is centred around machine learning, natural language processing, data and text mining.  Currently, I am particularly interested in the development of algorithms and models for sentiment analysis, text summarisation, natural language generation, and cognitive inspired context learning.


  • *** PhD studentship is available! Contact me if interested. ***
  • I am Programme Co-Chair of the 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2019), which will be held in Tokyo, Japan.


Potential graduate students:

I am looking for highly motivated PhD students interested in Machine Learning, Data Mining and Natural Language Processing. Any inquires please contact me directly. (Apply Now!)

 Professional Activities:

Professional Membership: BCS,  ACL

Journal Reviewer for:

  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
  • Neurocomputing (Elsevier)
  • Data & Knowledge Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Knowledge and Information Systems (Springer)
  • Information Science (Elsevier)
  • Frontiers of Computer Science (Springer)

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