Yulan He is a Professor and the Deputy Head (Research) at the Department of Computer Science in the University of Warwick. She is currently holding a prestigious UKRI Turing AI Fellowship (2021-2025). Yulan’s research interests lie in the integration of machine learning and natural language processing for text analytics. She has published over 200 papers on topics including natural language understanding, sentiment analysis and opinion mining, topic and event extraction, question-answering, fake news detection, biomedical text mining, and social media analytics.
She has received several prizes and awards, most recent ones including a CIKM 2020 Test-of-Time Award, and AI 2020 Most Influential Scholar Honourable Mention by AMiner. She has served as a Program Co-Chair for EMNLP 2020, the General Chair for AACL-IJCNLP 2022, and as an Action Editor for Transactions of the ACL and an Associate Editor for the Royal Society Open Science journal. Yulan obtained her PhD degree in Spoken Language Understanding from the University of Cambridge.