Office number: 3921
Bob and Betty Beyster Building,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Hi there, I am
Xinliang (Frederick) Zhang. I am from 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 Pretrained 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)
|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.|
|Dec 30, 2020||Reported by OSU CSE department for receiving CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award!|
|Dec 15, 2020||Awarded Honorable Mention of Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award 2021 by Computing Research Association (CRA)!|