Dr Shun Wong

Sylvia Wong

Senior Lecturer

Phone number: 0121 204 3473
Email: s.h.s.wong@aston.ac.uk
Room Number: MB 265G


I studied my BSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. My doctoral degree was sponsored by the Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) Award administered by the CVCP (now Universities UK). From 1999 till 2001,  I worked at the Department of Information Technology at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic, teaching natural language processing, machine translation, Prolog programming and elementary Chinese. I also collaborated with Professor Karel Pala in knowledge representation and concept organisation in WordNet-like lexical databases.

I have been in the School of Engineering & Applied Science (EAS) at Aston University since October 2001 where I have taught a range of undergraduate programming-related courses, including Java programming, client-side Internet computing and natural language processing, and supervised PhD students. Since September 2008, I have been the champion for pedagogical research for EAS.

  • BSc with First Class Honours in Computer Science / Software Engineering (University of Birmingham)
  • PhD in Computer Science (University of Birmingham)
  • Associate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (Aston University)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (Aston University)
  • 2017 - date: Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University.
  • 2001 – 2017: Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University.
  • 2000 – 2001: Lecturer in Information Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
  • 1999 – 2000: Teaching Assistant, Masaryk University.

 I am the module tutor for:

  • CS2020 Software Engineering
  • DC2020 Software Engineering
  • CS2310 Data Structures and Algorithms with Java
  • DC2310 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS3180 Natural Language Processing and Applications
  • CS4800 Major Project
  • CS4700 Diploma

I also involve in the teaching of:

  • CS2090 Software Life Cycles
  • CS4330 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS4340 Software Engineering

I am the Year Tutor for the BSc in Computing Science Stage 2 programme. I am also the Deputy Programme Director for Computer Science Postgraduate Taught Programmes.

 My current research is in the areas of Engineering Education, E-Assessment, Terminology and Machine Translation. I am interested in areas of Technology Enhanced Learning and Assessment, Knowledge Representation, Word Sense Disambiguation and Machine Translation. My doctorate research was in the area of Computational Linguistics involving Lexical-Functional Grammar and Machine Translation. 


  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Projects
  • TQEF (administered via FLDC, Aston University)


 Current PhD students:

  • Roger Howell
  • Megan Robertson
  • Andrew Kay

I am available to supervise new suitable applicants in the following areas: 

  • E-Assessment
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Knowledge Representation