Ngô Thanh Nhàn
Computational Linguist

Linguistic String Project
Computer Science Department
New York University
715 Broadway, Room 1007
New York, New York 10003
Tel: +1 212 998-3099
Fax: +1 212 995-4123
Email: nhan@cs.nyu.edu, ntn1@nyu.edu

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Academic Resumé

  • Education
  • Research experience
  • Professional Affiliation

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  EDUCATION


  • 1984: Ph.D. in Linguistics: Morphology (New York University, New York)
  • 1977: Master of Arts: Theoretical Linguistics (San José State University, California)
  • 1972: Bachelor of Arts: Russian (San José State University, California)
    Minor languages: French, German
    Minor subject: Music.

  RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


  • June – September 2014
    Field Team Digitization Specialist,
    Pilot Digital Project, a joint project of the Temple University Libraries, the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society, with the Thừa Thiên Huế General Library, Huế, Vietnam. See Collection in preparation

  • June 2013 – present
    Adjunct Associate Director, Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University.

  • March 2012
    Proofreader, Vietlex Vietnamese English Dictionary 2012 Cover Từ điển Việt-Anh [A Vietnamese-English Dictionary], by Phan Văn Giưỡng, Hoàng Thị Tuyền Linh & Vũ Xuân Lương, Vietnam Lexicography Center, Social Sciences Publishing House. Hanoi: 2012. 960 pp., 14.5 cm x 20.5 cm.

  • September 2008
    Co-editor, Kho chữ Hán-Nôm mã hoá [Unified Hán-Nôm coded repertoire], with Prof. Nguyễn Quang Hồng & Dr. Ngô Trung Việt, The Institute of Hán-Nôm Research (Hanoi) and the Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation. Social Sciences Publishing House. 27cm x 19cm, pp. 648.

  • September 1, 2008 — September 1, 2010
    Leading researcher for the British Library Endangered Archives Program EAP219 for digitization of endangered Hán Nôm archive of the Vietnam Institute of Social Science Information (formerly, Hán Nôm archive of the École Française d'Extrême Orient) and the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society of Temple University. Full catalog of 2,056 digitized Nôm books.

  • April 11-12, 2008
    Member of the Organizing Committee for A Nôm Studies Conference, at the 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). The Conference was supported by the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society, the College of Liberal Arts and the Henry Luce Foundation.

  • January 26, 2008
    National Lifetime Contribution Award for US-Vietnam people-to-people relations
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam.

  • June 6, 2007–present
    Member of the Scientific Commission
    Trung tâm Nghiên cứu Quốc học [National Center for Vietnamese Studies], Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • December 2005
    Co-editor, An XML Medical Knowledge Lexicon, by David Rothwell, MD, Richard Wheeler, MD and Ngô Thanh Nhàn, 1,126 pp, © 2006.

  • September 2005
    Co-editor, Nôm Na Coded Character Set, Nôm Na, the Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation, Hanoi, Vietnam. 586 pp. © 2005.

  • August, 2005—present
    Member of the Organizing Committee for the June 2006 Second International Nôm Conference in Huế, Vietnam.
    The Conference was jointly organized by the Thừa Thiên-Huế Offices of Science & Technology and Culture & Information, the Institute of Hán Nôm Research (Vietnam) and the Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation.

  • June 2005—2009
    Member of the Coordinating & Program Committees of Research & Innovation — Vision for the Future:
    RIVF'07 5th International Conference in Computing Sciences, March 05-09, 2007 Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam.
    RIVF'06 4th International Conference in Computing Sciences, February 05-09, 2006 Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam.

  • November 12-14, 2004
    Proceedings of the International Nom Conference Member of the Organizing Committee for the First International Nôm Conference at the National Library in Hanoi, Vietnam.
    Co-editor of the Conference Proceedings, Nghiên cứu chữ Nôm, September 2006 , 442 pp., Hanoi: The Social Science Publishing House. The Conference was jointly organized by the Institute of Hán Nôm Studies (Vietnam) and the Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation.

  • Sept 2004
    Co-Editor of the fourth edition of Giúp đọc Nôm và Hán-Việt by Father Anthony Trần Văn Kiệm, with Dr Ngô Trung Việt and the Nôm Na Group. Sponsored by the Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation.

  • 1984-Present
    IT Standardization Expert
    Character encoding, font and keyboard designs, sorting algorithms, etc. for Vietnamese (latin based), Nôm (ideographic) and Chàm (indic) scripts.

  • 9/2003–present
    Visiting Scholar
    N.Y.U. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Computer Science.

  • March 18, 2003
    Medal of Sciences by the Vietnam Union of Sciences and Technologies, the Linguistic Society of Vietnam.

  • Jan 2004-Apr 2006
    Co-editor of Thời Đại Mới (New Era).

  • 1998-2006
    Co-coordinator of Summer Seminar Series
    New York University 1998, University of Leuven (Liège, Belgium) 1999, New York University 2000, University of Provence (Aix-en-Provence, France) 2001, University of Maine 2002, L.M. University of Munich (Germany) 2003, New York University 2004, Đà Nẵng (Vietnam) 2005, Humboldt State University (CA) 2006.

  • 2/1998-2003
    Conferee/Guest
    N.Y.U. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

  • 2/1992-2/1998
    Computational Linguist
    Linguistic String Project - N.Y.U. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

    Automatic semantic pattern collection from clinical data.
    Automatic dictionary consistency and updating procedures.
    Automatic encoding into SNOMED III: programming.
    Independent automatic error checking on LSP medical language processing.
    Independent automatic error recovery using segment parsing strategy.

  • 2/1988-1992
    Associate Research Scientist
    N.Y.U. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

    Joint Project: Automatic Encoding of Clinical Narratives of NYU Linguistic String Project and Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire de Genève, with Fonds national suisse de la recherche scientifique.

    Responsible for robust, automatic error checking formatting text into CTABLEs for INGRES and INFORMIX standard dBMS.

  • 2/1984-1/1988
    Associate Research Scientist
    N.Y.U. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

    Responsible for natural language transportable system analysis and robust parsing using graded acceptability: English medical grammar selection, relaxation mechanisms,...

  • 1983-1985
    Assistant Editor of Vietnam Culture Journal, New York.

  • 1978-1984
    Assistant Research Scientist
    N.Y.U. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

    Responsible for parsing and updating grammar for the English Question-Answering System.

  • Computer experience:
    • Hardwares: Sun Sparc, VAX 8600+, HP-UX, IBM, PC, Mac Power PC
    • Operating systems: SunOS 5+, VAX/VMS V5+, HP-UX Epicure, DOS, Windows 95, Mac-OS
    • Databases: FoxPro, Informix, MS Access, MS Excel, Lotus, dBASE, SGML free text and retrievals
    • Tools: sed, awk, perl, [Symantec] C++, Java, Pascal, Fortran, Basic, Lisp, Prolog
    • Internet tools: CGI, HTML 3+, XML, specialized SGML
    • Networking: Novell NetWare 4 (IPX), AppleTalk
    • Teaching and training users.

  PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION


  • 2012-present: Member, Philadelphia Folklore Project
  • 2011-present: Member, American Medical Informatics Association
  • 2006-present: Member, Association for Asian Studies
  • 6/2001-12/2002: The Vietnamese Unicode/ISO 10646 Committee (VUIC), Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Member
  • 2000-present: Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education [NY non-profit], Board of Directors
  • 1999-4/3/2007: The Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation [FL non-profit], Executive Committee
  • 2000-2005: Bowne Global Solutions (formerly, Berlitz GlobalNET)
  • 1998-present: National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators
  • 1998-2006: The Brecht Forum [NY non-profit organization], Board of Directors
  • 1998-present: The Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at the Manhattanville College [NY], Board of Directors
  • 1995-present: Association of Asian American Studies
  • 1994-present: The IEEE Computer Society
  • 1991-Jan 2000: The Vietnamese Heritage Institute [CA non-profit organization], Director
  • 1984-present: Association for Computational Linguistics
  • 1983-present: Linguistic Society of America
  • 1990-1995: American Friends Service Committee, Asia Panel
  • 1993-1997: ISO JTC1/SC2/WG2 Ideographic Rapporteur Group - Chief Vietnamese Overseas Liaison
  • 1992-1995: Linguistic Society of Vietnam, Executive Board
  • 1995-1997: Chàm Standardization of Codes for Information and Interchange
  • 1993-1997: Subcommittee for Nôm Standardization of Codes for Information and Interchange (Việt Nam State Committee for Sciences) — Vice Chairperson
  • 1993-1997: Subcommittee for Vietnamese Standardization of Codes for Information and Interchange (Việt Nam State Committee for Sciences) — Vice Chairperson
  • 1993-1997: Subcommittee for Vietnamese Keyboard Standardization (Việt Nam State Committee for Sciences)
  • 1993-1997: East Asian Subcommittee of the Unicode Technical Committee, Unicode Consortium — Chief Vietnamese Overseas Liaison
  • 1993-1997: Việt Nam Information Technology —Technical Committee [Tiêu chuẩn Việt Nam] - TCVN/JTC 1 Vice Chairperson.

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