Mingyu Derek Ma

PhD Student

    UCLA Computer Science


I’m a second-year PhD student at UCLA Computer Science Department working with Dr. Nanyun (Violet) Peng at PLUS lab.

I’m broadly interested in a wide range of natural language processing (NLP) problems and my recent research focus is developing a system that can learn how to organize events contained in unstructured information into generic event ontology which are able to benefit downstream event-focused analytics.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Computing from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with First Class Honours in 2018 and exchanged at the University of Maryland in 2016. Before joining UCLA, I worked at PolyU, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and USC Information Sciences Institute.

Contact me:
mdma at ucla.edu   |     |   he/his/him
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July 3, 2020 The handbooks for ACL2020 that I helped assemble are ready and they’re available in 24 timezones for the first time, check them out!
May 12, 2020 I’ll move to UCLA with our lab this fall!