Qingcheng Zeng



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Hello! My name is Qingcheng Zeng (曾庆诚), and I also go by Steve. Currently, I am a second-year PhD student in the Computation and Linguistic Mechanisms Lab, Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University, working with Professor Rob Voigt on natural language processing (NLP), computational linguistics, and social computing.

Before that, I received my bachelor in linguistics from the University of Manchester and Zhejiang University in 2021. After graduation, I am honored to work as a full-time research assistant with Dr. Jie Yang at Zhejiang University.

My main research interests are at the intersection of NLP, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics, including but not limited to topics like pragmatic reasoning in large language models, automatic discourse processing, NLP for Social Good, NLP for Political Science, and efficient NLP. During my undergraduate studies, I worked extensively in computational phonology and sociophonetics with Dr. Patrycja Strycharczuk. In sociophonetics, I am particularly interested in using statistical learning and deep learning methods to detect language variations and changes.

Feel free to contact me if your research lies within these or related areas! Feel free to reach me by DM on Twitter.

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Reviewer: ICTAI 2022, AACL 2022, AACL-IJCNLP 2023


When I am not doing computational linguistics and NLP, I enjoy jogging, cooking Chinese food, and playing guitar.