Hou Pong Chan, Ken

Lecturer (Macao Fellow)

Room 4008, E11
University of Macau
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa
Macau SAR, China

Email: hpchan

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I am currently visiting the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Prof. Heng Ji‘s lab. I am a lecturer (Macao Fellow) at Department of Computer and Information Science in the University of Macau. My research interest includes text summarization, natural language generation, natural language processing, and machine learning. 

I received my Ph.D. degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020, supervised by Prof. Irwin King. In spring 2019, I worked with Prof. Lu Wang at Northeastern University as a visiting PhD student. 


  • [02/2022] One paper accepted by ACL 2022. 
  • [01/2022] I join the BLENDER Lab in UIUC as a visiting scholar. 
  • [06/2021] One paper accepted by TACL.
  • [06/2021] Two papers accepted by Journal of KBS.
  • [04/2020] One paper accepted by SIGIR 2020.
  • [04/2020] One paper accepted by ACL 2020.


Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer, ACL, 2021
  • Outstanding Reviewer, EMNLP, 2020
  • The Best Teaching Assistant Award, CSE Department, CUHK, 2018
  • The Best Teaching Assistant Award, CSE Department, CUHK, 2017
  • Innovation and Technology Project Competition Merit Award, HKEIA, 2014
  • Dean’s list, Engineering Faculty, CUHK, 2014
  • Dean’s list, Engineering Faculty, CUHK, 2013

Professional Activities

  • SPC Member: IJCAI 2021
  • Conference Reviewer: ACL ARR 2022, AAAI 2022, EMNLP 2021, ACL 2021, NAACL 2021, AAAI 2021, EMNLP 2020, ACL 2020, AAAI 2020, EMNLP 2019, AAAI 2019
  • Journal Reviewer: TASLP, TKDE, JDSA