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Patrick Cheong-Iao Pang 彭祥佑

PhD (Melb), MSc (UM), BSc (UM)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and PhD Supervisor
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Macao Polytechnic University

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Dr Patrick Pang is currently a Lecturer (equivalent to an Assistant Professor) and a supervisor for PhD students in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Macao Polytechnic University (MPU). He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and held appointments at the University of Melbourne and Victoria University afterwards. He was the recipient of the Early Career Researcher Award of the University of Melbourne and the Funding Scheme for Postdoctoral Researchers from the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT). He also has many years of industry experience in the public IT sector, with rich experience designing and building information systems.

His research areas include text mining, natural language processing (NLP), digital health, and policy informatics. He is also interested in inter-disciplinary applied research in AI and society, especially in how AI applications can reduce inequities and improve access to essential services, such as health, education and government. His recent work includes text mining in medical records and scientific literature, social media analytics for understanding the digital engagement of governments, and developing data-driven patient-centric applications. He uses NLP and machine learning as research methodologies in socio-technical settings. His research is recognised by prestigious journals such as Journal of Medical Internet Research (SCI Q1), Internet Research (SSCI Q1), Information Processing and Management (SCI Q1) and Future Generation Computer Systems (SCI Q1).

For current MSc and prospective PhD students looking for supervision, please visit this page for more information. Students with different backgrounds, for example, computer science, information system management, data science, and digital media, are welcome.

Recent News and Activities
7 Jan 2023
Jiaxuan and Yunqing were awarded best presentation awards at ICIT 2022. Congratulations!
1 Dec 2022
Jiaxuan, Ziyi and Yunqing have their papers accepted for presentation in ICIT 2022. Congratulations!
17 Oct 2022
My Master student Jiaxuan has just published a paper in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (SSCI Q1). This paper examines and compares the changes in doctor-patient relationships in three China cities using text mining. Congratulations!
25 Jul 2022
We have published a paper in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (SSCI Q1) about social media engagement of the resilience measures of the Macao Government.

Latest Publications
  1. What Students Want to Have in the Post-Pandemic? A Study about Computing Science Study Preferences and Mode of Study in Southeast Asia
    PC Yau, Q Cao, D Wong, P Pang, S Kan
    Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Education Technology Management (ICETM 2022), 2022, Online, 16-18 Dec 2022
  2. A Proposed Method of Literature Analysis Based on Natural Language Processing and Network Analysis
    Y Jiang, PCI Pang, WW Ang, Y Lau
    Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2022), 2022, Shanghai, China, 23-26 Dec 2022
  3. Performance Comparison of Deep Learning Text Embeddings in Sentiment Analysis Tasks with Online Consumer Reviews
    Z Yang, PCI Pang, HY Kan
    Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2022), 2022, Shanghai, China, 23-26 Dec 2022
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Office Address:
Room N46B, Wui Chi Building
Macao Polytechnic University
Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Macao SAR, China