Chan, Samuel Wai-kwong

BSc, MPhil (CUHK); MSc (Manchester); Dip. Ed.; PhD (U of New South Wales)

Associate Professor

Contact

Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics

Room 934, 9/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 8562

swkchan@baf.cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Prof. Samuel Chan received his MSc degree from the University of Manchester (U.K.), MPhil degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of New South Wales (Australia). Before joining The Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Associate Professor, Prof. Chan has been working in business intelligence, decision support systems, and text analytics in information systems. His current research interests are in applying machine learning techniques in text mining, sentiment analytics, financial text streaming analysis, and computational linguistics with emphasis on text-based decision making. He had won paper awards in two major conferences as well as the first place in one of the tracks in Fourth International Chinese Language Processing Bakeoff. Prof. Chan is one of the chief architects in designing a text analytics open platform, called HanMosaic, which analyses Chinese texts in real time.

Teaching Area

Data Mining
Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology

Research Interest

Sentiment Analysis and Its Applications in Market Prediction
Chinese Text Mining
Natural Language Processing

  • Grants
    • “Encoding Supra-Syntactic Clues in the Parsing of Chinese Sentences”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2014-2016
    • “Super-Sense Tagging of Chinese Unknown Words”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council (GRF), 2010-2013
    • “Analysing Stakeholders’ Views on Environmental Issues through Text Analysis – An Interdisciplinary Approach Using Computational Content Analysis”, Public Policy Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2013-2015
    • “Chinese Noun Phrases Parsing in Content Sensitive Analysis (中文名詞短語解析)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council 2008-2010
    • “Learning Shallow Natural Language Patterns: Toward a Direct Inference from Chinese Financial News Articles (學習自然語言句模︰實踐漢語財經語料的直接推理)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2006-2008
    • “A Natural Language Front-End: Synergy between a Chinese Treebank and Verb Dictionaries in a Connectionist Model (利用中文句結構樹資料庫及動詞詞典所開發的自然語言前端)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2004-2007
    • “A Connectionist-Based Chinese Hypermedia Document Classifier: Using Text Structure and Image as Complementary Media”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2001-2004