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Bin Lu (路斌)


I am a Staff Software Developer at Google (Linkedin Profile).

Email: lubin2010 [at] gmail [dot] com. Here is my out-of-date CV (EN | CN ).

Research Interests

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning, more specifically on Sentiment Analysis & Opinion Mining and Statistical Machine Translation (SMT).


2007.09-2013.07: PhD in Computational Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong, Supervisor: Prof. Benjamin K. Tsou.

2010.08-2011.05: Visiting PhD student at the NLP group of Cornell University under the supervision of Prof. Claire Cardie.

2004.09-2007.07: Master in Computer Science, Peking University.

1998.09-2002.07: Bachelor in Management Information Systems, Beijing Information Technology Institute.


2013.09-present: Software Engineer, Google.

2012.09-2013.09: Software Development Engineer II, Ranking and Index for Bing, Search Tech. Center at Microsoft Beijing.

2012.01-2012.05: Software Engineering Intern, Sentiment Analysis Team, Geo & Commerce Group, Google New York under the supervision of Dr. Isaac Councill.

2011.05-2012.01: Senior Research Assistant, Research Centre on Linguistics and Language Information Sciences, Hong Kong Institute of Education under the supervision of Prof. Benjamin K. Tsou.

2010.08-2011.05: Research Assistant, Visiting the NLP group at Cornell University under the supervision of Prof. Claire Cardie.

2009.06-2009.11: Intern, Natural Language Computing Group, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), working with Mr. Long Jiang and Prof. Ming Zhou.

2002.07-2004.08: Software Engineer, and later Product Manager,  Founder R&D Center, PKU.

2002.02-2002.07: Intern, Key Laboratory of Intelligent Information Processing, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, working with Prof. Qing He and Prof. Zhongzhi Shi.

Data and Code

  • ChEnPat & LEnChPat: Chinese-English Bilingual Parallel Patent Corpora and a Chinese-English-Japanese Trilingual Corpus
We have been building parallel corpora from comparable patents since 2007. Currently, there are several parallel corpora built from comparable patents, including a large-scale Chinese-English bilingual corpus (14M sentence pairs) and an ongoing large-scale Chinese-English-Japanese trilingual parallel corpora.
We are also co-organizing the NTCIR-9 Patent Machine Translation (MT) task, providing 1 million high-quality Chinese-English parallel sentences to the participants for free.


2009 and before

Honors & Awards
  • ACL Travel Award                                              ACL-HLT 2011
  • Research Assistantship                                      Cornell University, 2011
  • Tuition Fellowship                                               Cornell University, 2010-2011
  • Mainichi Newspapers Travel Support Award         NTCIR-8, NII&Mainichi Newspapers, 2010
  • Student Bursary                                                 ECIR, 2010
  • Research Tuition Scholarship                              City University of Hong Kong, 2007-2011
  • Postgraduate Studentship                                    City University of Hong Kong, 2007-2011
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Award          City University of Hong Kong, 2009, 2010
  • Technical Invention Award                                   ICST, Peking University, 2006 and 2007
  • 2nd Prize for Excellent Papers                             ICST, Peking University, 2005 and 2007
  • Excellent Employee Award                                   R&D Center, Founder Group, Peking Univ., 2003
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship                          Beijing Information Technology Institute, 1998-2002
  • 3rd Prize in National Mathematics Olympiad          China,1997
  • 1st Prize in Provincial Mathematics Olympiad        Hebei Province, China        1996
Professional Activities
  • Co-organizer and Co-chair of NTCIR-9 PatentMT (2011), Co-organizer of NTCIR-10 PatentMT (2013)
  • PC member of ACL-2017, EMNLP-2017, EACL-2017, SocialNLP-2017.
  • PC member of ACL-2016, EMNLP-2016, NLPCC-2016.
  • PC member of EMNLP-2015, NAACL-HLT 2015.
  • Editorial Board of the JNLE special issue on MT Using Comparable Corpora, 2015
  • PC member of  EMNLP-2014.
  • PC member of IJCNLP-2013 and EMNLP-2013.
  • Reviewer of Neurocomputing, 2014, 2013.
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2013
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 2012
  • PC member of EMNLP-CoNLL-2012, NAACL-2012
  • Secondary Reviewer of ACL-2011, COLING-2010, EMNLP-2010  

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