Dr Stephen Wan

Team Leader, Research Scientist

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Biography

I am the current research team leader of the Language and Social Computing team. Our research straddles the fields of computational linguistics, natural language processing (NLP), information retrieval and human computer interaction. We apply advances from these fields to develop applications that help users find actionable nuggets of information (for example, paragraphs, sentences, facts, keywords) within a document or collection of documents, facilitating his or her task.

I am particularly interested understanding how language technologies can be harnessed to deliver contextualised information to the user, whereby the application takes the user's interests, tasks and information query needs into account.

To date, we have been developing applications to assist with social media text analysis (the Vizie tool and digital libraries (the CSIBS tool).

I am also interested in the following application spaces: Government 2.0; creative uses of NLP; and improved methods for scholarly research and publishing.

Project Links:
* The election collection: tracking trends on Twitter
* Vizie: Connecting with customers through social media
* “The science of social media”

Press:
* Jan. 2015: “Sydney siege aftermath: History written in tweets captured by State Library for posterity”
* Mar. 2015: “The election collection: tracking trends on Twitter”
* Apr. 2015: “Case study: Connecting with users on social media”
* Jul. 2015: “CSIROSeven: Meet Stephen”

Publications:
* Partial list from the CSIRO repository
* See my publication list as PDFs below.

LinkedIn:
* My LinkedIn profile

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    Vizie: Text Analysis for Social Media Monitoring

  • Project Leader
    CSIBS: Citation-Sensitive In-Browser Summarisation

Achievements and Awards

  • 2011

    Endeavour Post-Doctoral Fellowship
    Australian Government: Department of Education and Training

  • 2013

    CSIRO ICT Impact from Science Award
    CSIRO

Publications

We have publications by Dr Stephen Wan
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: Stephen.Swan@gmail.com Researcher ID: C-4684-2011