I'm a PhD student in computer science at Harvard. I am advised by Sasha Rush and am a member of the Natural Language Processing group. I am fortunate to have received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

During my undergrad at NYU, I was a member of the Machine Learning for Language Lab (ML²) at CILVR, and was advised by Sam Bowman and Yann LeCun.


Language Modeling Teaches You More Syntax than Translation Does: Lessons Learned Through Auxiliary Task Analysis
Kelly Zhang and Samuel Bowman
BlackboxNLP 2018 (EMNLP Workshop)

Adversarially Regularized Autoencoders
Junbo (Jake) Zhao, Yoon Kim, Kelly Zhang, Alexander Rush, and Yann LeCun.
ICML 2018
[paper] [code]


  • What makes inference for reinforcement learning (adaptively sampled data) challenging? [pdf]


  • Summer 2018, I interned at Facebook AI Research in New York.

  • I was a grader for the fall 2017 instantiation of the NYU Data Science course Natural Language Processing with Representation Learning (DS-GA 1011), which was jointly taught by Sam Bowman and Kyunghyun Cho.

  • I spent summer 2017 working at eBay New York on the homepage recommendations team.


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