Hey! My name is Ruiqi Zhong. I am currently a second year PhD student in the Berekely NLP Group, advised by Prof. Dan Klein and Prof. Jacob Steinhardt. I am broadly interested in the intersection of NLP with programming languages and machine learning. Specifically, I work on:
- synthesizing executable programs using natural language and input-output examples, and
- understanding how and what neural networks learn.
Detecting Gang-Involved Escalation on Social Media using Context
Serina Chang, Ruiqi Zhong, Ethan Adams, Fei-Tzin Lee, Siddharth Varia, Desmond Patton, William Frey, Chris Kedzie, Kathleen McKeown
[paper] [code] [video]
- I represented Columbia University in ACM-ICPC and Putnam Math Competition during my Sophormore year (though it seems I was the bottleneck of our teams).
- I sleep at 11 p.m. and do not respond to later messages. Sometimes, however, I am actually awake; but I pretend not to see them anyways.
- My favorite animation character and role model is Wenli Yang in Legend of Galactical Heroes.
- Berkeley Graduate Student Fellowship
- Theodore R. Bashkow Award (research), Academic Excellence Award (GPA)
- CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Honorable Mention * 2 (2018, 2019)
- William Lowell Putnam Math Competition top 5% * 3 (2015, 2016, 2018)