Xin Qian

Ph.D. Student, Information Studies University of Maryland

2105 Hornbake Building South. College Park, MD, 20740

Email: xinq [at] umd [dot] edu
Github: xeniaqian94

Photo credit: Chen Zhao (Singapore, 2019)


Hi! My name is Xin. My tentative thesis topic is Building Educational Chatbots for Historical Figures.

Since joining the HCIL lab in 2018, I work with advisor Dr. Joel Chan on the computational analogy project for sensemaking and creativity.

In 2019 and 2020, I was fortunate to intern at Adobe Research with Dr. Eunyee Koh, Dr. Ryan Rossi et al. on ML techniques for visual analytics, specifically captioning and recommendation. Previously, I also interned at DAMO Academy, Alibaba on dialog state tracking.

Many influenced me throughout education including an MS in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University (2018) and a BEng in Software Engineering from Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University (2016).

Papers

The Google Scholar profile includes a mixture of peer-reviewed papers, and technical reports.