Jian SU (苏俭)

Unit Head, Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Co-Director, Baidu I2R Research Centre (BIRC)
A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)


Dr. Jian Su is Unit Head of NLP, Co-Director of BIRC at A*STAR I2R in Singapore. She has worked intensively on information extraction, sentiment analysis, discourse analysis, text mining and NLP application. She has been the Principal Investigator in various large scale technology deployments for Search, Dialogue, Intelligence Gathering and Standard Enforcement. She is an officer (VP-Elect 2017, VP 2018, President 2019) and Advisory Board Member (2015 - ) of SIGDAT, the largest and one of the oldest Special Interest Group (SIG) of ACL, the premier association of Computational Linguistics. She is also a founding executive board member (2018-2020) of Asia Pacific Chapter of The ACL (AACL). She is a past executive committee member of ACL (2012-2014) as well. She has also served as General / Program Chair of tier-1 NLP conferences, including EMNLP 2016 / 2015, the yearly conference organised by SIGDAT as well as ACL-IJCNLP 2009 , the joint conference of the ACL and the AFNLP, the premier association of NLP in Asia Pacific Region besides IALP 2011, a conference with unique focus on Asian Language Processing. She has been Action/Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member for four international journals including Transaction of ACL.

Research Interests:

• Information Extraction
• Sentiment Analysis
• Discourse Analysis
• Text Mining
• Language Resources & Evaluation
• Machine Translation
• Segmentation
• Tagging and Chunking
• Machine Learning for Natural Language