Guanhua CHEN

Assistant Professor in SUSTech


Here is Guanhua Chen (陈冠华). I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). I received Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong in 2022, under the supervision of Prof. Jia Pan and Prof. Wenping Wang. I obtained the Bachelor and Master degree from Tsinghua University in 2012 and 2014, respectively. I was a research intern in Microsoft Research Asia and Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab. Currently, I am the reviewer for top AI conferences and journal like ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, ECAI, and TASLP. My research interests are natural language processing (NLP) and applied machine learning, such as large language model, and controllable text generation, etc.

Positions available: I am looking for self-motivated PostDoc/PhD/Master/visiting students to join our lab. If you are interested, please send me an email with your CV and transcripts. For your reference, here are the latest information of the PhD and Master application process of this year. Currently, we have 16 RTX 4090 GPUs (24GB), 16 NVIDIA L40 GPUs (48GB), and 4 A100 GPUs (40GB) available for students.


  • StyleBART: Decorate Pretrained Model with Style Adapters for Unsupervised Stylistic Headline Generation

    • Hanqing Wang, Yajing Luo, Boya Xiong, Guanhua Chen, Yun Chen
    • In Findings of EMNLP 2023 (long paper) [pdf] [code]
  • Evaluating Explanation Methods for Vision-and-Language Navigation

    • Guanqi Chen, Lei Yang, Guanhua Chen, Jia Pan
    • In Proceedings of ECAI 2023 (CCF B, long paper in main conference) [pdf]
  • mCLIP: Multilingual CLIP via Cross-lingual Transfer

    • Guanhua Chen, Lu Hou, Yun Chen, Wenliang Dai, Lifeng Shang, Xin Jiang, Qun Liu, Jia Pan, Wenping Wang
    • In Proceedings of ACL 2023 (CCF A, long paper in main conference, oral) [pdf] [code]
  • Multilingual Sentence Transformer as A Multilingual Word Aligner

    • Weikang Wang*, Guanhua Chen*, Hanqing Wang, Yue Han, Yun Chen.
    • In Findings of EMNLP 2022 (CCF B, short paper) [pdf] [code]
  • XLM-D: Decorate Cross-lingual Pre-training Model as Non-Autoregressive Neural Machine Translation

    • Yong Wang, Shilin He, Guanhua Chen, Yun Chen, Daxin Jiang.
    • In Proceedings of EMNLP 2022 (CCF B, long paper in main conference) [pdf]
  • Towards Making the Most of Cross-Lingual Transfer for Zero-Shot Neural Machine Translation

    • Guanhua Chen, Shuming Ma, Yun Chen, Dongdong Zhang, Jia Pan, Wenping Wang, Furu Wei
    • In Proceedings of ACL 2022 (CCF A, long paper in main conference) [pdf] [code]
  • Zero-shot Cross-lingual Transfer of Neural Machine Translation with Multilingual Pretrained Encoders

    • Guanhua Chen, Shuming Ma, Yun Chen, Li Dong, Dongdong Zhang, Jia Pan, Wenping Wang, Furu Wei
    • In Proceedings of EMNLP 2021 (CCF B, long paper in main conference, oral) [pdf] [code]
  • Lexically Constrained Neural Machine Translation with Explicit Alignment Guidance

    • Guanhua Chen, Yun Chen, Victor O.K. Li
    • In Proceedings of AAAI 2021 (CCF A, long paper) [pdf] [code]
  • Accurate Word Alignment Induction from Neural Machine Translation

    • Yun Chen, Yang Liu, Guanhua Chen, Xin Jiang, Qun Liu
    • In Proceedings of EMNLP 2020 (CCF B, long paper in main conference, oral) [pdf] [code]
  • Lexical-Constraint-Aware Neural Machine Translation via Data Augmentation

    • Guanhua Chen, Yun Chen, Yong Wang, Victor O.K. Li
    • In Proceedings of IJCAI 2020 (CCF A, long paper) [pdf] [code]


  • STA323: Big Data Analysis Software and Application (Hadoop or Spark)
  • STA5007: Advanced Natural Language Processing


  • 2018.09, Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, Research Grant Council of Hong Kong
  • 2018.09, Y.S. and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2012.06, Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis of Tsinghua University
  • 2012.06, Excellent Graduate Student of Tsinghua University

(Last updated on Mar. 1, 2023)