Hi. I'm Z.

Zhizhuo Zhou


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I am currently a MSR student at Carnegie Mellon University working with Shubham Tulsiani at Physical Perception Lab. I am thankful to receive funding from NSF GRFP. I completed my undergrad at the University of Michigan, where I was fortunate to work with David Fouhey.

I am interested in building systems that learn like babies and demonstrate human-like cognitive abilities, such as illustrating images from text.

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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