Pascale FUNG (馮 雁)
PhD, Columbia
Fellow, IEEE
Dept of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST

Research Areas
Data Science and AI (DSAI)

Multi-disciplinary Themes
Big Data Systems (BDS)

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Research Interests
Speech recognition and understanding; machine translation; multilingual language processing and music information extraction.

Professor Fung received her PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1997. She received her MSc in Computer Science from Columbia in 1993 and her BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts in 1988.
She is one of the founding faculty members of the Human Language Technology Center (HLTC) at HKUST, Director of InterACT@HKUST, and the founding chair of the Women Faculty Association at HKUST. Professor Fung was a research affiliate with AT&T Research Laboratories (formerly with Bell Laboratories) (Forham Park, New Jersey, Murray Hill, New Jersey) from 1993-1997. During 1991-1992, she was Associate Scientist at BBN Systems & Technologies (Cambridge, Mass.). She was a visiting researcher at LIMSI, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) in 1991. From 1989-1991, she was a research student in the Department of Information Science, Kyoto University (Japan).
Professor Fung is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, the IEEE  Signal Processing Letter, the ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, and the Transactions on Association for Computational Linguistics. She is Program Chair for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Area Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Audio, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) from 2009 to 2014,  Area Coordinator for Interspeech 2011 and 2010, Technical Chair for the 2009 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, and Chair of 2009 ACL 2nd Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora. She has been Area Chair for EACL 2012, NAACL 2011, ACL 2008 and ACL 2004. She was Chair (1999) and Area Chair (2004) for EMNLP. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Committee Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Speech and Language Technology Committee (SLTC), and a Board Member of the ACL SIGDAT. She has been a panelist and reviewer for the US National Science Foundation, the French National Science Foundation, and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.