Biographical Sketch

Zixin Zhong was born in China in 1995. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the the Department of Computing Science of the University of Alberta and is supervised by Prof. Csaba Szepesvári. Dr. Zhong received her PhD degree from the Department of Mathematics of the National University of Singapore (NUS) in October 2021 and won the Louis Chen Hsiao Yun Best Dissertation Prize, which is awarded annually to the NUS student with the best Ph.D. thesis in mathematics and its applications. Zixin was privileged to be supervised by Prof. Vincent Y. F. Tan and Prof. Wang Chi Cheung during her PhD study and she worked with them as a research fellow between June 2021 and July 2022.

Dr. Zhong’s research interests are in reinforcement learning, online machine learning and, in particular, the multi-armed bandits. Her work has been presented at top machine learning (ML) conferences including ICML and AISTATS, and also in top ML journals such as the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR). She also serves as a reviewer for several conferences and journals including (in alphabetical order) AISTATS, ICLR, ICML, NeurIPS, TIT, TMLR, and TSP. She is titled as a top reviewer for NeurIPS 2022.

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