Chen Zhao

Ph.D. Student
Computer Science, University of Maryland

4108 Iribe Building
8125 Paint Branch Dr
College Park, MD, 20740

Email: chenz [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu

Photo credit: Xin Qian (San Diego, 2017)

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park. I'm a member of CLIP Lab, working with Prof. Jordan Boyd-Graber and Prof. Hal Daumé III. I did my undergrad at Zhejiang University, working with Prof. Deng Cai.
In summer 2018, I interned at DMX group, Microsoft Research. I worked on large scale entity matching, mentored by Dr. Yeye He.
My research interests lie in applying advanced natural language processing, and machine learning techniques to answer questions.



Other Activities

I am a bridge player, I love this game. Every year I play some top-level tournaments(e.g., North American Bridge Championships and World Series) depending on time availability. In 2018, I played for China junior Team for the 2018 World Junior Championship.

Recent Achievements:

2019 Spring NABC (Memphis, USA). 9th in Jocaby Open Swiss Teams, with Jing Liu, Simon De Wijs and Bauke Muller.

2018 World Series (Orlando, USA). 8th in Open Pairs, with Jing Liu.

2018 World Junior Championship (Wujiang, China). Finished in round of 8, with Qingfeng Wang, Benjie Miao, Sijia Gu, Kai Jin and Jinhao Dong.

2018 Spring NABC (Philadelphia, USA). Finished in round of 8 in Vanderbilt, with Jing Liu, Hua Poon and Choon Chou Loo.