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Speech recognition; Machine translation; Cross-language information processing; Music information extraction
Prof. Fung received her PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1997. She received her MSc in Computer Science from Columbia in 1993 and her BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts in 1988.
She is one of the founding faculty members of the Human Language Technology Center (HLTC) at HKUST. Prof. Fung was a research affiliate with AT&T Research Laboratories (formerly with Bell Laboratories) (Forham Park, New Jersey, Murray Hill, New Jersey) from 1993-1997. During 1991-1992, she was Associate Scientist at BBN Systems & Technologies (Cambridge, Mass.). She was a visiting researcher at LIMSI, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) in 1991. From 1989-1991, she was a research student in the Department of Information Science, Kyoto University (Japan).
Prof. Fung is the co-editor of the Special Issue on Learning in Speech and Language Technologies of the Machine Learning Journal. She has been on the organizing committee of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL)' SIGDAT, and served as chair for the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) in 1999, and co-chair of SemaNet 2002. She has served as program committee member of numerous international conferences and technical publications, including the conferences of the ACL, EMNLP, Workshop on Very Large Corpora, American Machine Translation Association, COLING, Computational Linguistics (journal), Machine Learning (journal), Machine Translation (journal), and has served as a reviewer for HK Research Grants Council. She is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a Member of the ACL.