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Dr. Xiaojun Zhang (张霄军) is an associate professor at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China) and an honorary associate at University of Liverpool (UK). He is the adjunct professor of Open University of Cyprus (Cyprus) and Northwestern Polytechnical University (China). He was an academic staff and researcher at high education institutes in China, Ireland and UK after he obtained his PhD degree in computational linguistics in 2008. He was a lecturer in translation and interpreting studies and a joint programme director at University of Stirling, UK, before he joined XJTLU as the subject leader in translation technology in 2018. He is the deputy chairman of Translation Technology Education Society affiliated to WITTA (World Interpreting and Translation Teaching Association) and member of professional conduct committee of Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL). he is the scientific members for the top conferences in natural language processing such as LREC, CWMT, CCL, EMNLP and AACL. He is the peer-reviewer for international and national journals. His research interesting covers translation technology, natural language processing and practical translation.

Research interests

Translation Technology

Natural Language Processing

Literary Translation

Practical Translation


2018.09 - present Associate Professor in Translation and Interpreting Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

2016.04 – 2018.09 Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling, UK

2013.07 – 2016.04Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Translation, ADAPT/CNGL Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland

2006.04 – 2013.07Head of Translation and Interpreting Studies Centre, School of Foreign Languages, Shaanxi Normal University, China


12/2019- Coach of Chinese Team on International Olympiad of Linguistics (IOL)

08/2019 Tutor of Corpus Technology Applied in Translation, Guangzhou, China

07/2019 Tutor of Information Technology Applied in Electric Power Translation, Changsha, China

TRI201 Translation

TRI204 Technical Translation

TRI301 FYP in Translation


ENG417 Translation and Technology

ENG203 Translation

ENG210 Technical Translation

LAN003 How Language Works

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Nanjing Normal University - 2008

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