Menglin Xia

I am currently a PhD student in the Natural Language and Information Processing (NLIP) group at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, supervised by Prof. Ted Briscoe. My reasearch is mainly on text readability and summarization for reading comprehension assessment.

Before my PhD, I gained the Mphil degree in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge in 2014. And before that, I finished the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Automation at Zhejiang Univeristy in 2013.

I am a member of Lucy Cavendish College since 2013.


Menglin Xia, Ekaterina Kochmar, Ted Briscoe. 2016. "Text Readability Assessment for Second Language Learners". Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA 2016). San Diego, California, USA [PDF][DATA]

Menglin Xia. 2014. "Exploring Temporal Dynamics in Automatic Facial Expression Intensity Estimation". Mphil Dissertation, Computer Laboratory, Univeristy of Cambridge


I supervise Part II Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Bayesian Inference and Information Retrieval in the Computer Science Tripos.

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Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge
William Gates Building
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK
Phone: +44 (0)12237 63672
Email: menglin.xia at