Zijian Wang

I am currently an Applied Scientist at Amazon AWS AI Labs in East Palo Alto, working with Andrew Arnold. Before that, I worked at Amazon Search with S V N "Vishy" Vishwanathan.

I graduated with a research-based master's degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University in 2020. My research focuses on Natural Language Processing, with an emphasis on Computational Social Science, Computational Pragmatics, and Question Answering. I was a member of the Stanford NLP Group, advised by Prof. Chris Potts.

Previously, I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Linguistics from the University of Michigan, where I worked with Prof. David Jurgens and Prof. Kevyn Collins-Thompson. I received a second/dual Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University via the dual degree program.

Email: zijwang@cs.stanford.edu  |  Twitter  |  Google Scholar  |  CV       

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kreiss2020modeling Modeling Subjective Assessments of Guilt in Newspaper Crime Narratives
Elisa Kreiss*, Zijian Wang*, and Christopher Potts
CoNLL, 2020
paper / code + data / video
wang2019talkdown TalkDown: A Corpus for Condescension Detection in Context
Zijian Wang and Christopher Potts
paper / code + data
qi2019answering Answering Complex Open-Domain Questions Through Iterative Query Generation
Peng Qi, Xianwen Lin*, Leo Mehr*, Zijian Wang*, and Christopher D. Manning
paper / code / blog post
wang2019demographic Demographic Inference and Representative Population Estimates from Multilingual Social Media Data (Best Poster Award)
Zijian Wang, Scott A. Hale, David Adelani, Przemyslaw A. Grabowicz, Timo Hartmann, Fabian Flöck, and David Jurgens
TheWebConf (WWW), 2019 (also presented at IC2S2 2019)
paper / demo / code / pip-installable package / poster
wang2018its It's going to be okay: Measuring Access to Support in Online Communities
Zijian Wang and David Jurgens
EMNLP, 2018
paper / project webpage / pip-installable package
choi2017social Social work in the classroom? A tool to evaluate topical relevance in student writing
Heeryung Choi, Zijian Wang, Christopher Brooks, Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Beth Glover Reed, and Dale Fitch
EDM, 2017
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  • *ACL conferences (NAACL/ACL/EMNLP) and workshops 20/21, ICWSM 19/20/21, WebSci 20/21, AAAI 21


  • Volunteer: EMNLP 19
  • Webmaster: Stanford NLP Group (2019-2020)
  • Admission Reader: Stanford Symbolic Systems Program (2019 & 2020)
  • Transfer Student Leader: University of Michigan (2017-2018)

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