3rd of October in 2013, Wei Wei completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Jon Atle Gulla supervised Wei's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg and Executive Officer Terje Brasethvik have co-supervised the PhD work.
The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Associate Professor Paolo Rosso (Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia, Spain), Assistant Professor Bei Yu (Syracuse University, USA) and Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro (NTNU). Heri Ramampiaro was also the administrator of the assessment committee.
Wei's trial lecture was titled: Figurative Language in Subjective Texts: Irony and Metaphor Detection
He defended his PhD thesis:
Mining Online Text Data for Sentiment and News Impact Analysis (pdf)