Zixin Zhao

Graduate Student

I am a graduate student pursuing a masters degree in Computer Science at Ontario Tech University.  My bachelor’s degree was completed in 2021 at the University of Alberta where I majored in Electrical Engineering and minored in Computer Science.  My main research interests are natural language processing, specifically in language development and language learning contexts, and human computer interaction.  My previous projects involved apparent age approximation, web development for a language learning application, and negative language transfer.

During my spare time, I enjoy pottery, painting, sewing, and all sorts of crafty indoor activities.  Also, I previously went by the name Nicole but have now opted to go by my birth name Zixin.

Publications

  • [IMG]
    F. L. Wanderly, N. Zhao, and D. C. Epp, “Negative language transfer in learner English: A new dataset,” in NAACL-HLT 2021, 2021.
    [Bibtex]

    @InProceedings{Zha2021,
      author = {L. Farias Wanderly and N. Zhao and C. Demmans Epp},
        title = {Negative language transfer in learner English: A new dataset},
        booktitle = {NAACL-HLT 2021},
        year = 2021
    }
  • [IMG]
    J. Zhao, N. Cao, Z. Wen, Y. Song, Y. Lin, and C. Collins, “#FluxFlow: Visual Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social Media,” IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST)), vol. 20, pp. 1773-1782, 2014.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @Article{zha2014a,
      author = {Jian Zhao and Nan Cao and Zhen Wen and Yale Song and Yu-Ru Lin and Christopher Collins},
      title = {#FluxFlow: Visual Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social Media},
      journal = {IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST))},
      year = 2014,
      volume = 20,
      issue = 12,
      month = dec,
      pages = {1773 -- 1782},
      note = {Honorable Mention Award},
      doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346922}
    }
  • [IMG]
    J. Zhao, C. Collins, F. Chevalier, and R. Balakrishnan, “Interactive Exploration of Implicit and Explicit Relations in Faceted Datasets,” IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST)), vol. 19, iss. 12, pp. 2080-2089, 2013.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @Article{zha2013a,
      author = {Jian Zhao and Christopher Collins and Fanny Chevalier and Ravin Balakrishnan},
      title = {Interactive Exploration of Implicit and Explicit Relations in Faceted Datasets},
      journal = {IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST))},
      volume = 19, 
      number = 12,
      month = dec, 
      year = 2013,
      pages = {2080 -- 2089},
      doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2013.167}
    }
  • [IMG]
    J. Zhao, F. Chevalier, C. Collins, and R. Balakrishnan, “Facilitating Discourse Analysis with Interactive Visualization,” IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), vol. 18, iss. 12, pp. 2639-2648, 2012.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]

    @article{ZHA2012a,
      author = {Jian Zhao and Fanny Chevalier and Christopher Collins and Ravin Balakrishnan},
      title = {Facilitating Discourse Analysis with Interactive Visualization},
      journal = {IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis)},
      volume = 18, 
      number = 12,
      month = dec, 
      year = 2012,
      pages = {2639 -- 2648},
      doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2012.226}
    }

Contact

If you wish to contact me, you can email me at zixin.zhao@ontariotechu.net.

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