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Zi Yang

PhD Student
Language Technology Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

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I am currently a third-year PhD student at Language Technology Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Eric Nyberg. My research mainly focuses on automatic rapid domain adaption for question answering (QA) and QA for complex decision support. A list of related publications published in conference proceedings and journals can be found in my Publications, and detailed projects are described in my Projects.

I am a core member of the Open Advancement of Question Answering (OAQA) team, where we are developing open-source tools for building high-performance question answering (QA) systems and information processing systems in general. I am also the key member and an intern for open advancement collaborative project with Roche TCRC, leading the development of an open-source generic QA framework, a biomedical QA framework, and an enterprise QA system that integrates proprietary services and data, all of which are CSE-compatible to allow the optimal systems to be built and adapted to new domains automatically.

I obtained Master of Engineering degree and Bachelor of Engineering from Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China, in 2011 and 2009 respectively. I feel myself extremely fortunate to work with Prof. Jie Tang and Prof. Juanzi Li. Most of my past work concentrated on social network mining using probabilistic graph models and heterogeneous ranking problems.