Chao Zhang

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Assistant Professor
School of Computational Science and Engineering
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Office: CODA 1309
Address: 756 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA
Email: chaozhang@gatech.edu

Welcome to my homepage! I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. Before joining Georgia Tech, I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from UIUC in 2018, where I worked with Prof. Jiawei Han.

Research

My research aims to build intelligent systems that help people better make use of their data for task support and decision making, especially text data. I am particularly interested in making intelligent systems more label-efficient and robust in open-world settings. Towards this goal, I and my awesome students are currently working on the following research thrusts:

News

  • We have 4 paper accepted by EMNLP'20, discussing model calibration, sequence labeling, and zero-shot text classification.
  • We have 1 paper accepted by ICML'20. We introduce a new method for quantifying uncertainties for neural networks based on the connection between NN and linear systems.
  • We have 4 papers accepted by KDD'20, discussing self-supervised taxonomy construction, low-resource NER, hierarchical topic mining, and tensor factorization.
  • Congrats to my student Wendi Ren for winning the Marshall D. Williamson Fellowship!
  • Honored to receive the 2020 Google Faculty Research Award!
  • Two papers accepted by the Web Conference 2020.
  • Honored to receive the ACM SIGKDD 2019 Dissertation Runner-up Award!
  • Our monograph Multidimensional Mining of Massive Text Data is published by Morgan & Claypool!

Awards

  • 2020 Amazon AWS Machine Learning Research Award
  • 2020 Google Faculty Research Award
  • 2019 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award Runner-up
  • 2018 ACM IMWUT Distinguished Paper Award
  • 2015 ECML/PKDD Best Student Paper Runner-up Award
  • 2013 Chiang Chen Overseas Graduate Fellowship

Publications

(* denotes equal contribution)

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Teaching

Students

  • Ph.D. Students:
    • Lingkai Kong
    • Rui Feng
    • Yue Yu
    • Yinghao Li
    • Yi Rong (Visiting)
  • Master Students:
    • Rongzhi Zhang
    • Yuchen Zhuang
    • Isaac Rehg
    • Wendi Ren
    • Ruijia Wang