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This is Qiang (how to pronounce 强). I’m currently a tech lead manager & senior applied scientist in AWS AI. Prior to that, I had worked in wonder places: Alexa AI, Allen Institute for AI (AI2), and CogComp (UIUC/UPenn) by Prof. Dan Roth. My research interests include natural language understanding and machine learning. Please find my CV here.


  • 2016-2019: Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing, UIUC [Thesis]
  • 2017: Visiting student, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2013-2016: Master in Signal Processing and Biomedical Imaging, UIUC [Thesis]
  • 2012: Summer student intern, University of Southern California
  • 2010-2013: Bachelor of Economics, Tsinghua University
  • 2009-2013: Bachelor in Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University

Work Experience

  • Senior Applied Scientist, AWS AI, Amazon, Boston, MA, 2022 —
  • Senior Applied Scientist, Alexa AI, Amazon, Boston, MA, 2020 — 2022
  • Research Scientist, AllenNLP, Allen Institute for AI (AI2), Irvine, CA, 2019 — 2020
  • Machine Learning SDE Intern, Ads Ranking, Facebook, Seattle, WA, Summer 2017
  • Research Intern, Computational Behavior Group in ISI, USC, Los Angeles, CA, Summer 2012
  • Research Intern, Mobile and Sensing Systems Group, MSR Asia, Beijing, Spring 2012

Teaching Experience

  • TA for Machine Learning (CS446), Spring 2017
  • TA for Introduction to Computing (ECE120), Fall 2016

Awards & Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for ECE120, 2017
  • The YEE Fellowship, College of Engineering, 2016
  • Finalist for the Best Paper Award, IEEE ISBI, 2015
  • National Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 2010-2012


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