Hi. I'm Z.
I will be starting MS in Robotics at CMU Fall 2021. I am thankful to receive funding from NSF GRFP. During my undergrad, I was fortunate to work with David Fouhey at the University of Michigan.
I am interested in building systems that learn like babies and demonstrate human-like cognitive abilities, such as illustrating images from text.
June 2021 - [Paper] Quantifying Bird Skeletons accepted at CV4Animals Workshop In conjunction with CVPR 2021!
April 2021 - [Report] Built a DALL-E inspired text-to-food generator: MasterChef!
Mar 2021 - Awarded NSF GRFP.
Jan 2021 - Won ProjectX ML research competition focused on climate change, advised by Sindhu Kutty.
May 2020 - Started research at Fouhey AI Lab with David Fouhey.
Mar 2020 - Michigan Alexa Prize team entered semi-finals.
Sep 2019 - Began work on University of Michigan Alexa Prize social bot, advised by David Jurgens.
June 2019 - Accepted as one of ten university teams globally for Alexa Prize Challenge 3.
May 2019 - Started position as a research intern under Professor Robert Dick.
Sep 2018 - Started school at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Quantifying Bird Skeletons
Zhizhuo Zhou, Gemmechu Hassena, Brian C. Weeks, David F. Fouhey
CV4Animals Workshop in conjunction with CVPR 2021
Audrey: A Personalized Open-Domain Conversational Bot
Chung Hoon Hong, Yuan Liang , Sagnik Sinha Roy, Arushi Jain, Vihang Agarwal, Ryan Draves, Zhizhuo Zhou, William Chen, Yujian Liu, Martha Miracky, Lily Ge, Nikola Banovic, David Jurgens
The Alexa Prize Proceedings (2020)
Revealing the Evolution of Non-thermal Electrons in Solar Flares Using 3D Modeling
Gregory D. Fleishman, Gelu M. Nita, Natsuha Kuroda, Sabina Jia, Kevin Tong, Richard R. Wen, Zhou Zhizhuo
In The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 859 (2018)
[Report] MasterChef: Using Instagram to Train a Text-to-Image Generator
[Paper] The Devil is in the Details: Spatial and Temporal Super-Resolution of Global Climate Models using Deep Learning (won projectx2020!)
ZeroHero: Fruit and Vegetable Object Detection and Recipe Recommendation
trAnSLate: American Sign Language Translator with Image Classification
Raspberry Pi Powered Autonomous Car
Life RPG: Gamifying Goal Tracking with an Alexa skill
Fruitful: Fruit Ripeness Detection App
Unlimited Field: Website with EEG Brain Computer Interface
More on projects page.
Sep 2018 - May 2021
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
B.S.E. in Computer Science and Data Science
June 2021 - Aug 2021
Research Intern, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
May 2020 - Aug 2021
Undergraduate Researcher, Fouhey AI Lab
February 2020 - June 2020
Machine Learning Intern, Fitly
August 2019 - April 2020
Applied Scientist, University of Michigan Alexa Prize Team
Awards and Honors
NSF GRFP, 2021-2024
Undergraduate Scholarship from University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2018 - 2022