Hi. I'm Z.
I will be starting MS in Robotics at CMU Fall 2021. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan advised by David Fouhey.
I am interested in building systems that learn from both visual and language cues to mimic human cognitive abilities, such as illustrating images from text.
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
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)
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
May 2020 - Present
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
May 2019 - February 2020
Undergraduate Researcher, CSE University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
July 2018 - August 2018
Software Developer Intern, Danker
June 2017 - August 2017
Research Intern, NJIT CSTR
Awards and Honors
Undergraduate Scholarship from University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2018 - 2022