Hello! My name is Xuanming (Billy) Zhang, a first-year PhD student in Computer Science at Columbia University. I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Zhou Yu and Prof. Lydia Chilton . I’m happy to be part of the Columbia NLP Lab and the Computational Design Lab . My reseach interests center around Natural Language Processing, Dialogue Systems and Human-Computer Interaction. My goal is to develop practical systems for NLP that can be broadly applied to multiple social domains (e.g. education and healthcare).
Throughout my research journey, I am fortunately guided by so many awesome researchers and I really appreciate their help: Prof. Kathleen McKeown at Columbia University, Prof. Zhiyuan Liu in THUNLP at Tsinghua University, Prof. Vincent Ng at University of Texas at Dallas, Prof. Rahul Divekar at Bentley University, and Rutuja Ubale at ETS AI Labs .
I received my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with Aritifical Intelligence from University of Nottingham Ningbo China , where I completed my first thesis project with Prof. Zheng Lu . You can find my thesis here.
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MS in Computer Science, 2021 - 2023
BS in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence, 2016-2020
University of Nottingham Ningbo China