Other Activities


Jan/2016
DSTC4
Organizing committee member for the Fourth Dialog State Tracking Challenge at the International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems (IWSDS 2016), Saariselka, Finland
April/2016
Invited Talk:
"Are language technologies a Nemesis for human languages?" at Spanish Language and Book Day, Singapore
Dec/2015
Special Session
Organizer of Special Session on "Chatbots and Dialogue Agents", Asia-Pascific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA 2015), Hong Kong
Oct/2015
MuSRobS Workshop
Organizing committee member for the IROS 2015 Workshop on Multimodal and Semantics for Robotics Systems, Hamburg, Germany
Sept/2015
Google Science Fair
Our Intern Student Girish Kumar from NUS High won the GOOGLE TECHNOLOGIST AWARD at Google Science Fair 2015. A full description of his project REVUP: AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING QUESTIONS FROM EDUCATIONAL TEXTS is available here.
Sept/2015
IWES Workshop
Organizing committee member for the SEPLN 2015 International Workshop on Embeddings and Semantics, Alicante, Spain
Sept/2015
Tutorial
Vector Spaces for Cross-language NLP Applications, in INTERSPEECH 2015 , Dresden, Germany
July/2015
NEWS 2015 Workshop
Organizing committee member for the ACL 2015 Fifth Named Entities Workshop, Beijing, China
July/2015
HyTra-4 Workshop
Organizing committee member for the ACL 2015 Fourth Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation, Beijing, China
March/2015
NII Shonan Meeting
Organizing committee member for the NII Shonan Meeting on The Future of Human-Robot Spoken Dialogue: from Information Services to Virtual Assistants, Shonan, Japan
Dec/2014
Tutorial
Vector Spaces for Cross-language NLP Applications, in Asia-Pascific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA 2014) , Siem Reap, Cambodia
Dec/2014
Special Session
Organizer of Special Session on "Chatbots and Conversational Agents", Asia-Pascific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA 2014) , Siem Reap, Cambodia
Oct/2014
IALP 2014
Program Chair of International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP 2014) , Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Apr/2014
HyTra-3 Workshop
Organizing committee member for the EACL 2014 Third Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation, Gothenburg, Sweden
Mar/2014
Invited Lecture:
"Vector Spaces and Cognition" at the TALP Research Centre, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
Dec/2013
AIRS 2013
Conference co-chair of AIRS 2013, The Ninth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, Singapore
Aug/2013
HyTra-II Workshop
Organizing committee member for the ACL 2013 Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation, Sofia, Bulgaria
May/2013
Invited Lecture:
"Natural Language Processing and its applications to e-commerce, marketing and on-line consumer satisfaction analysis" at the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, Singapore
2012-13
Scientific Advisor at Blue Rock Intelligence, Singapore
Development of advanced solutions for text analytics and other business intelligence applications. Focused on text categorization and sentiment analysis for supporting the newly developed solution geteco.com.
Jul/2012
R50 Workshop
Organizing committee member for the ACL 2012 Special Workshop on Rediscovering 50 Years of Discoveries, Jeju, Korea
May/2012
CREDISLAS Workshop
Organizing committee member for the Workshop on Creating Cross-language Resources for Disconnected Languages and Styles at LREC 2012, Istanbul
Apr/2012
ESIRMT-HyTra Joint Workshop
Organizing committee member for the Joint Workshop on Exploiting Synergies between Information Retrieval and Machine Translation (ESIRMT) and Hybrid Approaches to Machine Translation (HyTra) at EACL 2012, Avignon
Nov/2011
Area Co-chair at IJCNLP 2011
Served as area co-chair in Sentiment Analysis, Opinion Mining and Text Classification for The 5Th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, IJCNLP 2011
Dec/2009
Special Session at ICMLA 2009
Organizing committee member for Special Session on Machine Learning with Multimedia Data a the ICMLA 2009 conference, Miami
Apr/2009
CAW2 Workshop
Organizing committee member for CAW2: First International Workshop on Content Analysis for Web 2.0, as part of the technical program of the International World Wide Web Conference WWW-2009, Madrid
Jul/2008
Invited Lecture:
"Multidimensional Scaling and Cross-language Information Retrieval" at School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sep/2007
Invited Lecture:
"The UPC's n-gram based Statistical Machine Translation System" at Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS), Singapore
Jul/2007
ICIAM Minisymposium
Organizing committee member for ICIAM Minisymposium IC/MP295/067 "Global optimization applications via SPSA" at ICIAM 2007, Switzerland
Jul/2007
Seminar:
"Introduction to Statistical Machine Translation" in 8th summer school of the European Masters in Language and Speech, Brno
May/2007
Invited Lecture:
"La Traducción Automática Estadística: Estado Actual del Arte y Retos Futuros" at V Jornadas de Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas
Oct/2006
Programa Innova
Participation in the 6th Contest of Business Ideas with the project proposal entitled CHI-SPA-COMM: Chinese-Spanish Communication Technologies, Barcelona [slides]
Jul/2006
Seminar:
"Introduction to Statistical Machine Translation" in 7th summer school of the European Masters in Language and Speech, Utrecht
Jun/2006
TC-STAR Workshop
Local committee member for TC-Star Workshop on Speech-to-Speech Translation 2006, Barcelona
Jul/2005
Invited Lecture:
"La Traducción Automática del Habla" in El Futuro de los Sistemas de Diálogo, Soria