Lingpeng Kong

me I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and a co-director of the HKU NLP Lab. My work lies at the intersection of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML), with a focus on representation learning, structured prediction, and generative models. Before joining HKU, I was a research scientist at Google DeepMind. I obtained my Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University co-advised by Noah Smith and Chris Dyer. For more details, see my academic c.v.


  • COMP3361: Natural Language Processing (for undergraduates), autumn 2021
  • COMP3314B: Machine Learning (for undergraduates), spring 2022
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