Dr. Tianyong Hao is a full Professor at South China Normal University. He received his Ph.D. degree at City University of Hong Kong in 2010. He studied at York University, Canada, in 2008 and Emory University, USA, in 2009. After that, he worked at University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2012 and at Columbia University until 2014.
Dr. Hao is a senior member of IEEE/CCF and committee member of ISO TC37, SAC TC52 (associate secretary), CCF Chinese Information Technology, CCF YOCSEF GZ (chair), CIPS Health Informatics (associate secretary), etc. He is the lead guest editor of several SCI journals including JMIR Medical Informatics and also serves for IEEE TII, ACM TIST, KAIS, JBI, as well as conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, COLING, etc. He has published more than 90 SCI/EI indexed papers including IEEE TKDE, ACM TALIP, JBI, KBS, C&E, etc. He is the PI of 2 grants from National Science Foundation of China and the leader of provincial level research team on NLP for big data. He owns 6 best paper awards, 1 ISO issued international standard (DIS), 4 granted patents, 15 national software copyrights.
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Question Answering, Medical Informatics.