Derek F. Wong

Associate Professor

Interim Associate Dean (Academic Affairs)

  • 11-2022: Received The Second Prize of the Technological Invention Award, Macao Science and Technology Award 2022. 
  • 11-2022: Received the grant for the project titled, Modularized Semantic Neural Machine Translation: Fundamentals & Application, jointly funded by FDCT and MOST.
  • 10-2022: We have two papers accepted to the EMNLP 2022 main conference. Congratulations to Mingzhou Xu, Zhaocong Li, and all co-authors. Check out the papers on A Benchmark for Zero Pronoun Recovery and Translation and ConsistTL: Modeling Consistency in Transfer Learning for Low-Resource Neural Machine Translation.
  • 07-2022: Appointed as the Interim Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Macau.
  • 06-2022: Received the 2021/2022 Incentive Scheme for Outstanding Academic Staff, presented by the University of Macau Development Foundation (UMDF) of the University of Macau (UM).
  • 05-2022: Give a talk, Word or Attributes: Learning Better Bilingual Word Embeddings for NMT, at the FST’s First Symposium on Frontiers of Science and Technology, University of Macau.
  • 03-2022: Received the Research Excellence Award, presented by the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of the University of Macau (UM).
  • 02-2022: One paper was accepted to the ACL 2022 main conference, and one paper was accepted to the ACL Findings. Congratulations to Yu Wan, Baosong Yang,  and all co-authors. Check out the papers on UniTE: Unified Translation Evaluation and Attention Mechanism with Energy-Friendly Operations and Attention Mechanism with Energy-Friendly Operations.
  • 01-2022: The paper Multi-View Self-Attention Networks was accepted by the Knowledge-Based Systems. Congratulations to Mingzhou Xu and all co-authors.
  • 01-2022: Ranked 1st for Machine Translation – Evaluation Metrics on Chinese-English/Czech-English/German-English/Japanese-English Translation Systems, and 2nd for Machine Translation – Evaluation Metrics on Hausa-English and Icelandic-English Translation Systems, at the Sixth Machine Translation Conference (WMT 2021). Congratulations to Yu Wan and all team members.