qzheng14 [at] illinois [dot] edu
I’m a 2nd Ph.D. student in Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Champaign advised by Professor Yun Huang. Prior to joining UIUC, I had worked as a director of Data Science department in a B2B AI company and with its AI Lab in China for three years (2016-2019). I obtained my Master’s degree from School of Journalism and Communication from The Chinese University of Hong kong, advised by Professor Hsuan-Ting Chen. My industrial experience has packed me up with comprehensive knowledge as well as the barriers and challenges regarding big data applications. In the meantime, it allows me to see and to be fascinated by the great promise and capacity of data science in providing interdisciplinary means and perspectives to tap into puzzling research questions in social science as well as in natural science domains.
My current research research interest is Human-Chatbot Interaction. I design Intelligent Social Chatbots to effectively collaborate with people to promote interpersonal communications, moderate social discussions and regulate social interactions. I also study works from both the HCI community and industrial practices to propose frameworks addressing problems in Human-AI interactions. I believe that the leveraging of AI power is grounded on a thorough understanding of what intelligent systems could do and how we could wisely use them to achieve our goals.
My new journey starts here:~)
Business visit to the World Bank at Washington D.C. with officer Mr.Gao.
Welcome to our US branch at Silicon Valley! :~)
I was a student from Professor Chen’s class. Today I come back to this class and give a lecture on how Big data empowers journalism. Many Thanks to Professor Chen!
Monthly training sessions across departments.
Meeting with IBT Media (Newsweek) Dev (CEO), Edward(CMO) and Dayan(CCO). Let’s make some noise!
Meet with AI Financial Lab at Georgia State University, Atlanta. Sparkles!