Hi, I am a 5th-year Ph.D. student from Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences at University of Massachusetts Amherst. I work as a research assistant at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) under the mentorship of my advisor, Prof. James Allan. My research endeavors lie at the intersection of information retrieval, natural language processing, and machine learning. I work on various IR tasks, such as entity retrieval, cross-lingual and multi-lingual search, query by example, etc.
I received my master's degree in Statistics from the University of Maryland, College Park and my bachelor's degree in Applied Math from Sun Yat-sen University.


  • [Active] I'm looking for full-time position/internship. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you are interested (CV).
  • [Oct. 2023] I'm joining Google as research intern!
  • [Jul. 2023] Our paper "Hierarchical Transformer-based Query by Multiple Documents" received Honorable Mention at ICTIR '23 conference.
  • [May 2023] I defensed my thesis proposal. Now I am an ABD (All but dissertation).


  • Search Result Diversification Using Query Aspects as Bottlenecks
  • Puxuan Yu, Razieh Negin Rahimi, Zhiqi Huang and James Allan.
  • The 32nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2023
  • AutoName: A Corpus-Based Set Naming Framework
  • Zhiqi Huang, Razieh Negin Rahimi, Puxuan Yu, Jingbo Shang, and James Allan
  • The 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2021

Work Experiences

  • Research Fellow, College of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Shenzhen University, 2017-2018
  • Data Analyst, Quad2 Media Group, Boston, 2015-2017.


Teaching Assistant for Digital Forensics (CMPSCI 365), Spring 2019.
Teaching Assistant for Machine Learning (CMPSCI 689), Fall 2019.
Teaching Assistant for Reasoning Under Uncertainty (CMPSCI 240), Spring 2020.


PC Member and Reviewer:
SIGIR 23', 22'
CIKM 23', 22', 21'
WWW 23'


zhiqihuang [AT] cs [DOT] umass [DOT] edu