Jackie Chi Kit Cheung


Ph.D., Computational Linguistics group
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
10 King's College Rd., Room 3302
Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3G4
Office: Pratt 283E    
Phone: 1 (416) 946-4005
E-mail: jcheung with the usual suffix (@cs.toronto.edu)

The goal of my research is to understand the meaning in text and speech (semantic analysis), in order to automatically generate language that is fluent and appropriate to the context. This involves observing statistical patterns of language use, and then developing algorithms that can automatically reason with these statistically derived meaning representations (distributional semantics). The reasoning and inference component can then be used in language generation applications, such as in automatic summarization.

Topics in computational linguistics that I have published on include computational semantics, parsing and discourse analysis, and automatic summarization.

I was supported by a Facebook Fellowship for 2013–2014.

News: I am starting as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University in January, 2015! I will be looking for motivated and qualified students who are interested in undertaking research in computational linguistics.

Academic History

2010–2014 Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto Advisor: Gerald Penn
2008–2010 M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto Advisor: Gerald Penn
2004–2008 B.Sc. (Honours) in Computer Science, minors in Linguistics and German at the University of British Columbia Advisor: Giuseppe Carenini
Spring 2012 Internship in the NLP group, Microsoft Research Mentors: Lucy Vanderwende and Hoifung Poon
Summer 2011 Internship in the Speech Group, Microsoft Research Mentor: Xiao Li


Publications and Data

Refereed Publications