Bruce (Zhi) Wen
Applied research scientist at Mila - Quebec AI Institute
I work in the applied research team at Mila, where we solve real-world problems with deep learning. As an example, we worked with Dialogue to develop automatic symptom detection systems and published our work at NeurIPS 2022, in main track and in dataset track.
I earned my master degree at McGill University, and I did my undergrad at Wuhan University, China. My research interests include machine learning and NLP for healthcare, and NLP with knowledge. In the past, I worked on COVID-19 media news surveillance for public health measures, constructing a large medical NLP pre-training dataset, among others.
I listen to jazz in the morning with coffee, post-rock or Pink Floyd when I use my brain (e.g. reading papers or coding), and shoegazing whenever I feel the need. In my free time I (used to) play soccer and (more recently) learn guitar.