Chen Zhao

Postdoctoral Researcher
Computer Science, New York University

60 Fifth Ave
New York, NY, 10011

Email: cz1285 [at] nyu [dot] edu

Photo credit: Xin Qian (San Diego, 2017)

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science, New York University, mentored by Prof. Kyunghyun Cho and Prof. He He. I am a member of the ML2 lab and the CILVR group.
I did my Ph.D. at the Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, advised by Prof. Jordan Boyd-Graber and Prof. Hal Daumé III.
My research interests lie in applying advanced natural language processing, and machine learning techniques to question answering. Specifically, I'm interested in representing knowledge from large scale text corpora (e.g., Wikiepdia) to answer complex questions (multi-hop, multi-evidence). And question answering with the help of semi-structured data (Table QA, Text2SQL).




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.

During the corona time (2020, 2021), I enjoyed playing top-level online tournements (e.g., ALT, OCBL), but i really miss playing real (i.e., face to face) tournaments.

Recent Achievements:

2020 Minor ALT Invitational II (Bridge Base Online). Finished in second place, with Simon de Wijs, Bauke Muller, Choon Chou Loo, Gideon Tan, Ricco van Prooijen and Louk Verhees.

2019 Fall NABC (San Fransisco, USA). Finished in round of 16 in Soloway KO teams, with Jing Liu, Linlin Hu and Dunga Liu.

2019 Summer NABC (Las Vegas, USA). Finished in round of 32 in Spingold (lost to team Zimmerman), with Jing Liu, Linlin Hu and Dunga Liu.

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.