• 06/2018 - I will go to attend NAACL HLT, LASI and ICWSM and present my research in June.
  • 03/2018 - Full paper "A Large-scale Dataset for Educational Question Generation" accepted at ICWSM, 2018.
  • 07/2017 - I gave a keynote talk in the Doctoral Student Forum on MOOC Research at the Peking University, Beijing, China in July 2017. The slides are available on Slideshare.
  • 06/2017 - Yingying Bao, a former master student in our group, was at EDM 2017 to present our accepted short paper in June 2017.
  • 03/2017 - I attended LAK 2017 for my accepted poster paper and the Post-MOOC Development Workshop that I co-organised in March 2017.

About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate working in the Learning Analytics team of the Web Information Systems (WIS) Group in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS/EWI), Delft University of Technology. Before joining the WIS group, I received my Bachelor degree and Master degree from the South China University of Technology by majoring in Software Engineering and focusing on the research of Recommender Systems.

My current research domain is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). I explore and analyze the traces generated by MOOC learners and aim to enrich learner models through external data sources, in particular, the Social Web with the goal of improving engagement and retention in MOOCs.

[ My CV ]

Research Interests

  • Web Science
  • Learning Analytics
  • Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • User Modeling


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  • 2017, Guest Lecturer, Methods in Social Web Data Analytics & WebScience (Msc. course in TU Delft)
  • 2017, Guest Lecturer, Social Web Data Analytics (Msc. course in AMS Institute)

Selected Awards

  • UMAP Student Travel Grant (2014, 2016)
  • Research Grant Studentship by Hong Kong Baptist University (2013 - 2014)
  • Chinese Government Scholarship for Graduates (2012 - 2013)


P.O. Box 5031
2600GA Delft
The Netherlands

Office: Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6, East 4.040
Email: guanliang.chen [at] or angus.glchen [at]