I am a 5th-year Ph.D. student from the CICS at UMass Amherst. I am working in CIIR with my advisor James Allan. My research is 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 research internship. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you are interested (CV).


  • AutoName: A Corpus-Based Set Naming Framework
  • Zhiqi Huang, Razieh 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.


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