Bich-Ngoc Do

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Research Interests

Syntactic parsing, neural network models, deep learning


09/2013 - 02/2016 University of Groningen (Groningen, The Netherlands) & Charles University in Prague (Prague, Czech Republic)

Master in Language and Communication Technologies, Erasmus Mundus (double degree, cum laude, Erasmus Mundus scholarship holder)

Thesis topic: Neural Networks for Automatic Speaker, Language and Sex Identification [pdf]

08/2007 - 06/2012 Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Engineering in Information Technology (degree classification: “very good”)


01/2016 - now Doctoral Researcher at Institute of Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University (Heidelberg, Germany)

08/2012 - 07/2013 Researcher at ePi Technologies, JSC. (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Designed and implemented a MapReduce engine to recommend daily news for users based on their past on-line behavior statistics, such as page views, page rating and Facebook interactions. The engine was deployed on Amazon EC2 servers. As a team leader of R&D team: Planned and distributed workloads for team members, conducted project meetings, provided technical training for junior staffs.

08/2012 - 07/2013 R&D Coordinator at ePi Technologies, JSC. (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Developed a system to recognize named entities for the Vietnamese language based on hand crafted rules. Parts of the system were released as open-source plugins for GATE. Designed, developed and tested a web-based sentiment analysis system to automatically extract people attitude from documents collected from several sources, such as news, forum discussions, tweets and Facebook statuses. This project was developed for the Vietnamese language and was a major component of a big system which monitors online reputation of brands and individuals.


2017 Do, Bich-Ngoc and Rehbein, Ines. Evaluating LSTM Models for Grammatical Function Labelling. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 2017). Pisa, Italy.

2017 Do, Bich-Ngoc, Rehbein, Ines, and Frank, Anette. What Do We Need to Know about an Unknown Word When Parsing German. Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Subword and Character Level Models in NLP (SCLeM 2017). Copenhagen, Denmark.

2013 Le, Ngoc Minh, Do, Bich Ngoc, Nguyen, Vi Duong, and Nguyen, Thi Dam. VNLP: An Open Source Framework for Vietnamese Natural Language Processing. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Information and Communication Technology (SoICT 2013). Da Nang, Vietnam.

Technical Skills

Activities and Interests


Cooking and food photography.


I have been playing piano since the age of 7.