Welcome to Qiang’s Website

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This is Qiang /ch’iang/. I’m currently a research scientist on the AllenNLP team at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). I spent three wonderful years as a Ph.D. student in the Cognitive Computation Group, advised by Prof. Dan Roth. Prior to that, I got my master’s degree from UIUC and bachelor’s degrees from Tsinghua. My research interests include natural language understanding and learning from indirect supervision. Please find my CV here.

Our team is actively hiring research interns and predoctoral young investigators (PYIs), and the application deadlines are both Nov. 15, 2019.


  • 2016-Now: Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing, UIUC [Thesis Draft] [Publication List]
  • 2017: Visiting student, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2013-2016: Master in Signal Processing and Biomedical Imaging, 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)
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