I'm a PhD student in computer science at Harvard in the Statistical Reinforcement Learning Lab. I'm interested in understanding and addressing the challenges people face when applying reinforcement learning algorithms to real world problems. I am currently working on statistical inference methods for adaptively collected data, e.g., data collected using a bandit. I am advised by Susan Murphy and Lucas Janson. I am fortunate to have received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
I previously worked on natural language processing problems with Sasha Rush and was a member of the Natural Language Processing group. 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.
- Spring 2021: I will be a teaching assistant for Susan Murphy's class on Sequential Decision Making.
- Jan 2021: I assisted Walter Dempsey in a practical workshop on Online Learning and Experimentation Algorithms in Mobile Health at The 2021 AI4Health Winter School.
- Dec 2020: I am co-organizing the Machine Learning for Mobile Health Workshop at NeurIPS 2020.
- August 2020: I presented our work on Inference for Batched Bandits at the Bernoulli World One Symposium.
A Bayesian Approach to Learning Bandit Structure in Markov Decision Processes
Kelly Zhang, Omer Gottesman, Finale Doshi-Velez
Challenges of Real-World Reinforcement Learning (NeurIPS 2020 Workshop)
Language Modeling Teaches You More Syntax than Translation Does: Lessons Learned Through Auxiliary Task Analysis
Kelly Zhang and Samuel Bowman
BlackboxNLP 2018 (EMNLP Workshop)
- 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.
- Contact: kellywzhang [at] seas [dot] harvard [dot] edu
- Github: https://github.com/kellywzhang