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This is Qiang /ch’iang/. I am a final-year Ph.D. student in the Cognitive Computation Group, advised by Prof. Dan Roth. My research interests include artificial intelligence and machine learning. Please find my CV here.

I’m currently a research scientist on the AllenNLP team at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2).


  • 2016-Now: Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing, UIUC [Thesis Draft] [Publication List] [Defense slides]
  • 2017: Visiting student, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2013-2016: Master in Signal Processing, UIUC [Thesis]
  • 2012: Summer student intern, University of Southern California
  • 2010-2013: Bachelor of Economics, Tsinghua University
  • 2009-2013: Bachelor in Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University

Work Experience

  • Research Scientist, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Irvine, Sep 2019 to now
  • Machine Learning Intern, Ads Ranking Group in Facebook, Seattle, Summer 2017
  • Research Intern, Computational Behavior Group in ISI, USC, Los Angeles, Summer 2012
  • Research Intern, Mobile and Sensing Systems Group in MSRA, Beijing, Spring 2012

Teaching Experience

  • TA for Machine Learning (CS446), Spring 2017
  • TA for Introduction to Computing (ECE120), Fall 2016

Awards & Honors

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for ECE120 2017
The YEE Fellowship, College of Engineering 2015-2016
Finalist for the Best Paper Award, IEEE ISBI 2015
National Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Tsinghua University 2010-2012
First Prize in National Physics Olympiad, Shaanxi Province, China 2008


Siebel Center for Computer Science (RM1115)
“first name” “last initial” at allenai dot org