Xin chào ("Hello" in Vietnamese)! I'm Van-Hoang Nguyen, or Nguyễn Văn Hoàng. I am currently a Research Scientist at PayPal and a Master student at the National University of Singapore. My research area is User-generated Content Analysis and Data Mining, where most of my publications are related to Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR). My free time is mostly spent on playing the piano, recreational cycling and reading.
Here is my latest Curriculum Vitae.

Research

Google Scholar

Van-Hoang Nguyen, Kazunari Sugiyama, Preslav Nakov, and Min-Yen Kan (2020, October). FANG: Leveraging Social Context for Fake News Detection Using Graph Representation, The 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2020). [pre-print][code]

Nguyen, H., & Cavallari, S. (2020, July). Neural Multi-Task Text Normalization and Sanitization with Pointer-Generator. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Natural Language Interfaces (pp. 37-47). [paper][presentation]

Nguyen, V. H., Sugiyama, K., Kan, M. Y., & Halder, K. (2020). Neural side effect discovery from user credibility and experience-assessed online health discussions. Journal of Biomedical Semantics, 11(1), 1-16. [paper][code]

Nguyen, V. H., Sugiyama, K., Kan, M. Y., & Halder, K. (2018, October). Treatment Side Effect Prediction from Online User-generated Content. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis (pp. 12-21). [paper]

Experience

Research Scientist, PayPal
July 2020 - Present

Undergraduate Student Researcher, NUS Web Information Retrieval / Natural Language Processing Group (WING)
May 2017 - July 2020

Education

Alma mater

Master in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, National Unversity of Singapore
August 2020 - May 2023 (Expected)

Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering, National Unversity of Singapore
August 2016 - June 2020

Awards

ASEAN Scholarship
Covering full tuition fees and yearly allowance during undergraduate study at National University of Singapore

Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (Individual), Academic Year 2019/2020
Leveraging Social Context in Fake News Detection with Graph Representation
Awarded to top undergraduate students for their outstanding research

Deans’ List, Semester 2, Academic Year 2019/2020
Student Honours Roll

Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (Group), Academic Year 2016/2017
Development of a novel artificial neural network for accurate diagnosis of acute medical conditions, rapid triaging, and right-siting based on patient-reported symptoms
Awarded to top student groups for their outstanding research

Thesis

Leveraging Social Context in Fake News Detection with Graph Representation
Undergraduate, Grade A [pdf slides]

Contact

Twitter @ngnvnhng

Personal email [last-name]vanhoang7398[at]gmail.com