Muru Zhang

Hi! I’m a Master’s student in Computer Science at the University of Washington, where I completed my Bachelor’s degrees of computer science (B.S.) and mathematics (B.A.) in 2022.

I’m very fortunate to work in Professor Noah A. Smith’s Lab. In the past summer, I worked with Ofir Press on investigating the compositional abilities in language models, and also developed a new prompting method that improves the ability of language models to answer complex questions.

During my undergraduate years, I also worked in Professor Dieter Fox’s lab on unseen object segmentation and tracking, reinforcement learning, and interactive structural understanding.

Thanks to Ofir Press, Aaron Walsman and other amazing collaborators at UW for their mentorship and career advices, I was able to do research and navigate through the academia :)

Being a teaching assistant is my most enjoyable extracurricular acitivity besides doing research. I’m glad to be able to work with Robbie Weber and a group of passionate TA colleagues in the past year to teach on a variety of theory courses.

You can download my CV here.