Zhuosheng Zhang

Zhuosheng Zhang

Ph.D. Student

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Zhuosheng Zhang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, advised by Prof. Hai Zhao. He was an internship research fellow at NICT from 2019-2020, working with Dr. Rui Wang, Kehai Chen, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichiro Sumita. He received his M.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2020, and B.S. degree from Wuhan University in 2016. His research focuses on Machine Reading Comprehension and Question Answering (Survey). He (as the first author) has published 8 papers in leading NLP/ML/AI conferences and journals, including AAAI, ACL, COLING, ICLR, and IEEE/ACM transactions (in alphabetic order). He (as the first accomplisher) has won the first place in various MRC shared tasks and leaderboards, such as SQuAD2.0, SNLI, CCL-CMRC2017, etc. He was the recipient of the Academic Star Award of SJTU (2018), the National College Students of the Year Nomination Award (2016), and the CCF Elite Collegiate Award (2015). He served as a program committee member of AAAI, AACL, ACL, COLING, ICLR, and NAACL-HLT.

See my publications.

Open Source: The sources of my research projects are available at Github @cooelf. Featured projects:
DUA: a deep utterance aggregation model for conversational response selection task.
SemBERT: a semantics-aware language understanding toolkit.
AwesomeMRC: an overview of MRC research, and the SOTA implementation for the SQuAD2.0 Challenge.

Technical Articles: SemBERT, Retro-Reader (in Chinese)

Contact me by email (zhangzs [AT] sjtu.edu.cn).


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2020/04 - now

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Internship Research Fellow, 2019/06 - 2020/05

    Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory, NICT

  • M.S. in Computer Science, 2016/09 - 2020/03

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Data Scientist Intern, 2016/06 - 2016/09

    NLP Group, CDL, IBM

  • B.S. in Internet of Things, 2012/09 - 2016/06

    Wuhan University

Research Interests

  • Question Answering
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Computational Linguistics

News & Memorabilia

Professional Service

Program Committee Member:

Tracks: Question Answering & Dialogue and Interactive Systems

2021: ICLR’21
2020: AAAI’20, AACL’20, ACL’20, COLING’20
2019: CCL’19, NAACL-HLT’19

Journal Reviewer:


Teaching Assistant:

“Natural language understanding (F033569)", Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Spring 2018 & Spring 2019.

Shared Tasks

( * : as the first accomplisher)

[2019-2020] SQuAD2.0 Leaderboard on Machine Reading Comprehension*

  • The best models for both single and ensemble settings among all submissions according to the latest update on 2020.01.25.
  • The first to surpass human benchmark on both EM and F1 scores with a single model (from 2019.07-09).
  • The first time to exceed 90% F1 score with ensemble models.

[2019-2020] SNLI Leaderboard on Language Inference*

[2019] RACE Leaderboard on Machine Reading Comprehension

[2019] GLUE Leaderboard on Language Understanding*

  • The 3rd best among all submissions.
  • The best among all academic submissions.

[2017] Chinese Machine Reading Comprehension (CCL-CMRC 2017)*

Honors & Awards (Selected)

Excellent M.S. Student Scholarship of Yang Yuanqing Education Fund


Academic Star (10 total recipients of all postgraduates from all majors in SJTU)


National Scholarship for Graduate Student


Excellent Undergraduate Dissertation Award


National College Students of the Year Nomination Award (20 total recipients of all college students in China)


CCF Elite Collegiate Award (103 total recipients of all college students in China)


First Prize in the TI Cup National Internet of Things Competition (2014 & 2015)

全国大学生物联网竞赛一等奖 (蝉联2014-2015两届)


  • zhangzs@sjtu.edu.cn
  • Office: Room 220, SEIEE Building #3, No. 800 Dongchuan Road,
    Minhang District, Shanghai, China


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-- The Zero Effect

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