Welcome here! I am Xing-yuan Zhao([ɕɪŋ˥˥ y̯ɛn˧˥ ʈʂɑʊ˥˩] 趙,星媛). I'm currently a PhD student in linguistics at UC San Diego. Before that, I received my master degree in Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and bachelor degree in Translation and Linguistics from Zhejiang University, where I minored in Computer Science.
My research interests span from computational linguistics to natural language processing. In particular, I am interested in machine learning methods that are linguistically motivated, and the computational approaches that answer the scientific questions of linguistics. My goal is to build natural language processing systems that are more close to human cognition and encoded with human knowledge. 


2021- Research Assistant @ Computational Linguistics Lab, UC San Diego

Advisor: Prof. Leon Bergen

2019-2021 Research Assistant @ Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Advisor: Prof. Graham Neubig, Prof. Alan Black, Prof. Lori Levin, Prof. Antonios Anastasopoulos

2018-2019 Research Intern @ Language and Cognition Lab, Zhejiang University

Advisor: Prof. Junying Liang

2018 Research Intern @ Chinese Academy of Sciences

Advisor: Prof. Hu Han


2021 - Ph.D. in Linguistics @ UC San Diego
2019-2021 M.S. in Language Technologies Institute @ Carnegie Mellon University
2015-2019 B.A., Translation and Linguistics, Minor in Computer Science @ Zhejiang University
2017 Exchange Student @ UC Berkeley