Daniel Dahlmeier (SAP) – Developing NLP in Industry and Chieu Hai Leong (DSO) – Fake News Detection

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Developing NLP in Industry


Natural language processing(NLP) has made significant progress and is being used in many industry applications today. Developing NLP for industry applications, however, comes with its own priorities and challenges. In particular, a thorough understanding of the business process and the availability of high-quality are crucial for success. In this talk, I will give an overview about developing NLP models and services in industry and share common pitfalls in the process of productizing NLP models. The talk will give students an understanding of what it is like to work in industry as an NLP expert.

Speaker’s Profile
Dr. Daniel Dahlmeier from SAP

Dr. Daniel Dahlmeier

Daniel Dahlmeier is the Chief Data Scientist at the SAP Artificial Intelligence team. In his role, he is responsible for the data science strategy and orchestrating data science teams and initiatives across SAP. During his professional career, he has been involved in building AI products, from research and early-stage innovation to productization and operating AI at scale. Daniel’s academic research background lies in natural language processing. He is also a lecturer at Heidelberg University and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He holds a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore, an executive MBA from Mannheim Business School and a degree in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Fake News Detection


I will be sharing on how fake news can be a threat to national security with examples of fake news detection locally.

Speaker’s Profile
Dr. Chieu Hai Leong from DSO

Dr. Chieu Hai Leong

I am a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in DSO National Laboratories. For the last two decades, I have been working on applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to real problems in DSO. My research focuses mainly on natural language processing. Check out my Google Scholar page for my published works. I serve as program committee member or reviewer for top conferences such as Neurips (Top 10% reviewers in 2020), ICLR, ICML, ACL, EMNLP, AAAI and IJCAI.