This is Yigeng Zhang. I am a 5th-year Ph.D. student at RiTUAL Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Houston. My advisor is Dr. Thamar Solorio.
My research interests lie within natural language processing using machine learning methods. I am also broadly interested in search & recommendation systems, human-centered computing, and computational social science.


  • 2022.8 I will work as a Teaching Assistant for COSC 6336 Natural Language Processing. Very excited to welcome new friends to the NLP community!
  • 2022.7 I was awarded Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association (NSMAA) Scholarship!
  • 2022.5 I started my internship at Salesforce as a Machine Learning Scientist intern!
  • 2021.10 Our EMNLP Findings paper got invited to present in the 3rd NLP for ConvAI workshop!
  • 2021.9 Our paper about movie content assessment got accepted at Findings of EMNLP 2021!
  • 2021.6 I returned to Alcon Research as a Machine Learning intern!
  • 2020.10 I got my paper about satirical news detection accepted at SBP-BRiMs 2020 and I was awarded with SBP-BRiMS 2020 scholarship!
  • 2020.6 I started my internship at Alcon Research as a Machine Learning intern!