Zixin Zhong (钟梓昕)
Zixin Zhong (钟梓昕)
Nice to meet you here.

About Me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta supervised by Prof. Csaba Szepesvári.
I was privileged to be supervised by Prof. Vincent Y. F. Tan and Prof. Wang Chi Cheung during my PhD study at the National University of Singapore (NUS). I heartfully admire their support and encouragement.
Feel free to reach me at “zixin dot zhong at u.nus.edu” and download my CV (updated by 14 Oct 2022) here.

Research Interests

Reinforcement learning, online machine learning (e.g., multi-armed bandit problem)


  • 11/2022: Recognized as a top reviewer for NeurIPS 2022.
  • 07/11/2022: Paper "Almost Optimal Variance-Constrained Best Arm Identification" accepted by IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (IEEE TIT). Joint work with Yunlong Hou and Vincent Y. F. Tan.
  • 14/10/2022: Paper "Fast Beam Alignment via Pure Exploration in Multi-armed Bandits" (journal version) accepted by IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (IEEE TWC). Joint work with Wei Yi and Vincent Y. F. Tan.
  • 10/2022: Go to attend the Rising Stars Workshop at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • 25/07/2022: Join Csaba's team as a postdoctoral fellow.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!
  • 08/04/2022: Tutorial proposal on "Pure Exploration in Multi-Armed Bandits" just accepted by IJCAI 2022!
    This tutorial will be delivered by Vincent. Sincere thanks for Vincent's help!
  • 31/10/2021: My Ph. D. degree conferred. 🎓
    Deep thanks to my incredible supervisors Prof. Vincent Y. F. Tan and Prof. Wang Chi Cheung!

Work Experience

  • University of Alberta, 2022/07 - Present
  • National University of Singapore (NUS), 2021/06 - 2022/07
    • Research fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Supervisors: Prof. Vincent Y. F. Tan and Prof. Wang Chi Cheung


Honors and Awards

  • Top reviewer for NeurIPS, 2022
  • Rising Star in EECS, 2022
  • NUS Research Scholarship, 2017/08 - 2021/06
  • China National Scholarship, 2014
  • SYSU First Class Scholarship, 2014 and 2015