Office number: 3921
Bob and Betty Beyster Building,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Hi there, I am
Xinliang (Frederick) Zhang. I am from Hangzhou, P.R.China. My Chinese name is
张心亮 or Xinliang Zhang in Pinyin.
Usually, I go by
I am a first-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at University of Michigan (UM). My advisor is Dr. Lu Wang and I am a member of LAUNCH Group. I am also affiliated with Michigan AI Lab.
Previously, I obtianed my dual Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees from the Ohio State University (OSU) in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) and Math (Minor). I also obtianed my Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree from Sichuan University (SCU) in Industrial Engineering (IE). During my stay at OSU, I was fortunate to have Dr. Huan Sun as my advisor and proud of being part of SunLab. I also worked closely with Dr. Marie-Catherine de Marneffe.
My reserch interests lie in the fields of
Natural Language Processing (NLP), Deep Learning (DL), Machine Learning (ML) and Computational Social Science (CSS).
Particularly, I have been working on Stance Detection, Rationale Extraction, Multi-Modality, Large Language Models, Natural Language Inference, Information Retrieval, and Question Answering & Generation.
I am also interested in NLP applications for Media Analysis and Healthcare (Clinical NLP).
My work has recently received Best Paper Award at IEEE BIBM 2021.
I am also broadly interested in Optimization, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and (Statistical) Linguistics. Explore more interests now!
You may reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
news (news archive)
|Jul 10, 2022||Attend NAACL 2022 @ Seattle, my first in-person conference experience. We present our paper POLITICS! Feel free to use our tool.|
|Apr 7, 2022||Our paper POLITICS: Pretraining with Same-story Article Comparison for Ideology Prediction and Stance Detection got accepted to Findings of NAACL 2022! Thanks to my advisor and collaborators. Paper and codes are available, and data is available upon request. POLITICS is downloadable from Huggingface.|
|Dec 10, 2021||Our paper CliniQG4QA: Generating Diverse Questions for Domain Adaptation of Clinical Question Answering has won the Best Paper Award at IEEE BIBM 2021. Fun fact: it’s my first-ever NLP research project!|
|Oct 23, 2021||Our paper CliniQG4QA: Generating Diverse Questions for Domain Adaptation of Clinical Question Answering got accepted to IEEE BIBM 2021! Thanks to my advisor and collaborators. Pre-print version and dataset are available. Codes will be available soon.|
|Sep 5, 2021||Arrive at Ann Arbor. Start my Ph.D. journey at University of Michigan.|
|Aug 25, 2021||Our paper COUGH: A Challenge Dataset and Models for COVID-19 FAQ Retrieval got accepted to EMNLP 2021! Thanks to my advisor and collaborators. Pre-print version and dataset are available.|
|Apr 15, 2021||Delighted to join LAUNCH Group and work with Dr. Lu Wang to continue my study in NLP.|
|Mar 25, 2021||Awarded Undergraduate Research Award (Liu Scholarship) by CSE Department at OSU! (video)|
|Mar 24, 2021||Awarded Outstanding University Graduate of Sichuan Province by Education Department of Sichuan Province!|
|Mar 10, 2021||Our paper Identifying Inherent Disagreement in Natural Language Inference got accepted to NAACL 2021! Thanks to my mentor. Paper and codes will be available.|