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Emerging Leader Recognized

PhD Student Received Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship

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Zhang Hongming (right), one of 12 MRSA 2019 awardees out of 101 applicants, received the award from Dr. Hon Hsiao-Wuen, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group, Microsoft Research Asia.
Zhang Hongming (right), one of 12 MRSA 2019 awardees out of 101 applicants, received the award from Dr. Hon Hsiao-Wuen, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group, Microsoft Research Asia. [Download Photo]
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Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student ZHANG Hongming received a 2019 Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) Fellowship. Hongming was among 101 PhD candidates from 31 universities and institutions who applied for the fellowship, with 12 awarded at MSRA Academic Day 2019 held in Beijing on November 8.

The MSRA Fellowship Program aims to empower and encourage PhD students in the Asia-Pacific region to realize their potential in computer science-related research. In line with this, recipients receive a three-month visiting research opportunity offered by Microsoft, as well as a cash award.

Hongming is supervised by Prof. SONG Yangqiu and his research focuses on solving commonsense reasoning problems with structured knowledge. As one of the most challenging tasks in the natural language processing community, commonsense reasoning is crucial for machines to truly understand human language. Specifically, he tries to explore a structured way of representing commonsense knowledge, an efficient way of extracting commonsense knowledge, and a principle way of applying commonsense knowledge into downstream tasks.

Learn more from the official announcement.