Guanhua CHEN

Assistant Professor in SUSTech


Here is Guanhua Chen (陈冠华). I will join the Department of Statistics and Data Science in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) as an assistant professor in Nov. 2022. 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 like ACL, EMNLP, and NAACL. My research interests are natural language processing (NLP) and applied machine learning, such as pretrained model, multimodal AI, clinical NLP, etc.

Positions available: I am looking for self-motivated PhD/Master students to join our lab. If you are interested, please send me an email with your CV and transcripts before November 25, 2022. For your reference, here is the latest information of the PhD application process of this year.

Recent News

  • 2022.10 – One short paper is accepted by the Findings of EMNLP 2022.
  • 2022.10 – One long paper is accepted by the EMNLP 2022 main conference.
  • 2022.02 – One long paper is accepted by the ACL 2022 main conference.
  • 2021.08 – One long paper is accepted by the EMNLP 2021 main conference.


  • Multilingual Sentence Transformer as A Multilingual Word Aligner

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

    • Yong Wang, Shilin He, Guanhua Chen, Yun Chen, Daxin Jiang.
    • To be appeared in Proceedings of EMNLP 2022 (CCF B, long paper)
  • 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) [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) [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) [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]


  • 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 Nov. 18, 2022)