Also an 'Open Philanthropy AI Fellow'
Advisor: Bernhard Schölkopf
Research on promoting NLP for social good and improving AI by connecting NLP with causality
Zhijing (she/her) is a PhD student in Computer Science at Max Planck Institute, Germany, and ETH Zürich, Switzerland. She is co-supervised by Prof Bernhard Schoelkopf, Rada Mihalcea, Mrinmaya Sachan and Ryan Cotterell. She is broadly interested in making natural language processing (NLP) systems better serve for humanities. Specifically, she uses causal inference to improve the robustness and explainability of language models (as part of the “inner alignment” goal), and make language models align with human values (as part of the “outer alignment” goal). Previously, Zhijing received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Hong Kong, during which she had visiting semesters at MIT and National Taiwan University. She was also a research intern at Amazon AI with Prof Zheng Zhang. For more information, see her website.