p_chenghuaI am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Natural Language Processing and Deputy Director of Research and Innovation in the Computer Science Department, 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. For more info, please visit my group page.


*** A fully funded PhD studentship is available. Contact me if interested.  ***


Selected Awards

  • CIKM 2020 Test of Time Award for the work on “Joint sentiment/topic model for sentiment analysis
  • International Division Champion (Team Sheffield) of the 2020 China Collegiate Artificial Intelligence Innovation Contest (Team members: Xutan Peng, Guanyi Chen, Jinghui Si; Supervisor: Chenghua Lin)
  • SICSA supervisor of the Year 2019 Award Honourable Mention (I was one of the five recipients for the whole of Scotland)
  • Best Paper Award Runner-Up in the 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG), Tokyo, 2019.
  • Best Paper Award in the 22nd International Conference on Natural Language & Information Systems (NLDB; 17% acceptance rate for full paper), sponsored by Springer, 2017.
  • Principal’s Excellence Fund, University of Aberdeen, 2014.
  • Merit Award for outstanding individual contribution to the research unit, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK, 2012.
  • Informatics Research Institute (IRI) prize for the best PhD student, University of Exeter, 2009

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:

  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
  • Computer Speech and Language
  • Neurocomputing (Elsevier)
  • Data & Knowledge Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Knowledge and Information Systems (Springer)
  • Information Science (Elsevier)
  • Frontiers of Computer Science (Springer)

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