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Zi Yang

Language Technologies Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

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BIOGRAPHY

I obtained my Ph.D. degree from Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Eric Nyberg. My thesis [pdf] research mainly focuses on developing algorithms and software frameworks (UIMA-ECD [code], CSE [code], AML) to automate design, construction, and optimization of arbitrary complex intelligent information systems such as question answering systems and decision support systems. I obtained M.S. and B.E. degrees from Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China, in 2011 and 2009 respectively, supervised by Prof. Jie Tang and Prof. Juanzi Li. Most of my past work focused on social network mining using probabilistic graph models and heterogeneous ranking frameworks.

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I am a core member of the Open Advancement of Question Answering (OAQA) team, aiming to develop open-source tools for building high-performance question answering (QA) systems and information processing systems in general. I am leading the biomedical question answering project, in collaboration with and a technical consultant for Roche Innovation Center New York, and develop an open-source generic QA framework – BaseQA [code] and an open-source biomedical QA system – OAQA BioASQ [code], which has won the best-performing system in the BioASQ Challenges in the factoid and list categories for two years in a row [scs news]. I am also a Yahoo Follow in the Yahoo-CMU InMind project. A list of my publications and preprints can be found in Publications, and a list of my current and past projects are described in Projects.