Thien Huu Nguyen

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
Office: 719 Broadway Room 706, New York, NY 10003, U.S.A.
Email: thien [at] cs [dot] nyu [dot] edu
Office Phone: 212-998-3523


  • We have two accepted papers: one at the NAACL Workshop on Vector Space Modeling for NLP and one at ACL 2015 (April 2015)
  • I have presented our Knowledge Base Population systems at TAC 2014 (Nov 2014)
  • I have submitted our results for the Slot Filling and Cold Start evaluation to NIST (Jul 2014)
  • I have presented my poster at ACL 2014 (Jun 2014)
  • I have passed the qualification exam for PhD students at NYU [Slides] (May 2014)
  • Our paper, Employing Word Representations and Regularization for Domain Adaptation of Relation Extraction, has been accepted to ACL 2014!. (April 2014)
  • I am working hard on the courses (Sep 2012 - May 2013)
  • I have joined the Proteus lab at NYU (Sep 2012)
  • I have left the VNG Corp and prepared to join the Proteus lab at NYU, pursuing a PhD degree (Jun 2012)
  • New York University (NYU), 2012-present
    • Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science
  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), 2006-2011
    • B.S. in Computer Science
    • Thesis: Extracting named entities from Vietnamese documents: a semi-supervised approach

I am a third-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department of New York University. My broad areas of interest are Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.
Currently, I am investigating applications of neural networks and embedding technique to Information Extraction.
Before that, I have worked on the Domain Adaption problem for Information Extraction as well as the Knowledge Base Population systems.
My advisor is Prof. Ralph Grishman, the founder of the Proteus Project.

  1. Semantic Representations for Domain Adaptation: A Case Study on the Tree Kernel-based Method for Relation Extraction [To appear]
    Thien Huu Nguyen, Barbara Plank and Ralph Grishman, in Proceedings of ACL 2015, Beijing, China, July, 2015.

  2. Relation Extraction: Perspective from Convolutional Neural Networks [pdf]
    Thien Huu Nguyen, Ralph Grishman, in Proceedings of NAACL Workshop on Vector Space Modeling for NLP, Denver, Colorado, June, 2015.

  3. New York University 2014 Knowledge Base Population Systems [pdf]
    Thien Huu Nguyen, Yifan He, Maria Pershina, Xiang Li, Ralph Grishman, in Proceedings of Text Analysis Conference (TAC), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2014.

  4. Employing Word Representations and Regularization for Domain Adaptation of Relation Extraction [pdf]
    Thien Huu Nguyen, Ralph Grishman, in Proceedings of ACL 2014, pp 68-74, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 2014.

  5. Combining Proper Name-Coreference with Conditional Random Fields for Semi-supervised Named Entity Recognition in Vietnamese Text [pdf]
    Rathany Chan Sam, Huong Thanh Le, Thuy Thanh Nguyen, and Thien Huu Nguyen, in Proceedings of the 15th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), pp 512-524, Shenzhen, China, May, 2011.

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