I am Zhifeng Hu (胡志峰), or you can call me Jeffery which sounds very similar to my Chinese name.

I’m in my third year of studies towards a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Fudan University. Currently I am visiting USC/ISI as a summer intern working on text generation with Nanyun Peng. I’ve been previously studied as an exchange student at the University of Edinburgh, doing research in natural language processing under the supervision of Shay Cohen and Ivan Titov.

I am interested in the application of machine learning in natural language processing, more specifically, designing machine learning algorithms for discrete structures that help with the understanding of natual language. I also find my motivation in making something to help people work and live better with computers.


I was once a player in algorithm competition

  • 2017 ACM-ICPC Asia Regional Nanning, Gold Medal
  • 2015 National Olympics in Informatics, Silver Medal


  • I am going to visit USC/ISI as a summer intern with Nanyun Peng and Jonathon May. [upd. 16/6/2019]
  • I TAed for Partern Recognition and Machine Learning this spring at Fudan University, have a look at our course website! [upd. 13/3/2019]
  • I am going to take Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition and Compiling Technique at the University of Edinburgh this semester. [upd. 26/9/2018]
  • I am attending the EMNLP 2018 at Brussels! [upd. 31/10/2018]