Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Khoo Soo Guan, Christopher
Associate Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
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Chris Khoo is an associate professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He teaches courses in knowledge organization/representation (focusing on ontology, knowledge graph, graph database and graph visualization), and data analytics (data mining and social media analytics).

He obtained his PhD at Syracuse University, an MSc in Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and BA at Harvard University.

He has also worked for several years as a science reference librarian at the National University of Singapore Libraries.

His main research interests are in knowledge graph and graph visualization, text mining (information extraction, text summarization and sentiment analysis), and multidisciplinary study of academic writing & thinking.

He was the editor of the Singapore Journal of Library & Information Management, from 1997 to 2002. He is the editor of the LIBRES e-journal (an open-access journal)) from 2014 to 2022.
Chris Khoo's current research projects are in:

Natural language processing & text mining:
- Multidocument summarization of research papers; automatic literature review generation
- Information extraction from research articles, biographies, etc.
- Automatic sentiment analysis.

Knowledge organization
- Knowledge graph for digital humanities content, digital heritage collections, and research data repository.
- Scientific knowledge graph to represent the research results of research papers and their argument-information structure – to support multi-document summarization and knowledge discovery.

Visualization interfaces for digital heritage collections and knowledge graphs.

Academic writing, reading & thinking: Multidisciplinary approaches to academic writing, and exploring the relations between reading, thinking and writing. Development of an Academic Writing Assistant Web application, focusing on argument-information-linguistic structure.
  • Live Reviews of COVID-19 Research: Automatic Updating and Visualization of Rapid Reviews of COVID-19 Interventions and Treatments
Supervision of PhD Students
Cheng Wei-Ning (PhD, 2020) - Argument And Information Structures in Sociology Research Papers
Supervisor: Christopher Khoo

Sun Guangyuang (PhD, 2019) - Knowledge Representation and Integration in the Data Curation of Socio-Economic Statistical Data
Supervisor: Christopher Khoo

Pian Wenjing (PhD, 2016) - Relevance Judgement During Health Information Seeking on a Discussion Forum
Supervisors: Christopher Khoo & Chang Yun-Ke

Kokil Jaidka (PhD, 2014) - Multi-document Summarization of Social Science Research Papers
Supervisors: Christopher Khoo & Na Jin Cheon

U Tun Thura Thet (PhD, 2012) - Automatic Sentiment Summarization of Movie Reviews
Supervisors: Na Jin Cheon & Christopher Khoo

Wang Zhonghong (PhD, 2010) - Investigation of How Knowledge Organization Tools Can Be Used In the Development of Taxonomies for Organizational Repositories
Supervisors: Abdus Sattar Chaudhry & Christopher Khoo

Ou Shiyan (PhD, 2006) - Automatic Multi-Document Summarization of Research Abstracts Using a Variable-Based Framework
Supervisors: Christopher Khoo & Dion Goh