Zhenjie Zhao

I am a lecturer at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST). I received the Ph.D. degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), working on human-computer interaction with Prof. Xiaojuan Ma. My research interests are natural language processing, robotics, and human-computer interaction. Feel free to reach me out at zzhaoao AT


Natural Language Processing
Zhao, Z., Hou, Y., Wang, D., Yu, M., Liu, C., and Ma, X. (2022). Educational Question Generation of Children Storybooks via Question Type Distribution Learning and Event-centric Summarization. ACL 2022.
Zhao, Z., Sun, M., and Ma, X. (2021). Meta-Reinforcement Learning for Mastering Multiple Skills and Generalizing across Environments in Text-based Games. Meta Learning for NLP Workshop @ ACL 2021.
Zhao, Z., Papalexakis, E., and Ma, X. (2020). Learning Physical Common Sense as Knowledge Graph Completion via BERT Data Augmentation and Constrained Tucker Factorization. EMNLP 2020.
Zhao, Z. and Ma, X. (2019). Text Emotion Distribution Learning from Small Sample: A Meta-Learning Approach. EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019.
Zhao, Z., Cattle, A., Papalexakis, E., and Ma, X. (2019). Embedding Lexical Features via Tensor Decomposition for Small Sample Humor Recognition. EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019.
Human-Computer Interaction
Zhao, Z. and Ma, X. (2021). Designing an Artificial Agent for Cognitive Apprenticeship Learning of Elevator Pitch in Virtual Reality. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems.
Zhao, Z. and Ma, X. (2020). Situated Learning of Soft Skills with an Interactive Agent in Virtual Reality via Multimodal Feedback. UIST 2020 Poster.
Zhao, Z. and Ma, X. (2020). ShadowPlay2.5D: A 360-Degree Video Authoring Tool for Immersive Appreciation of Classical Chinese Poetry. ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH).
Zhao, Z., Han, F., and Ma, X. (2019). A Live Storytelling Virtual Reality System with Programmable Cartoon-style Emotion Embodiment. IEEE AIVR 2019.
Zhao, Z. and Ma, X. (2018). A Compensation Method of Two-Stage Image Generation for Human-AI Collaborated In-Situ Fashion Design in Augmented Reality Environment. IEEE AIVR 2018.
Sun, M., Zhao, Z., and Ma, X. (2017). Sensing and Handling Engagement Dynamics in Human-Robot Interaction Involving Peripheral Computing Devices. CHI 2017.


Mathematical Logic, User Interface Design, 2022 @ NUIST

Discrete Math, Computer Graphics, 2021 @ NUIST

COMP 3711: Design and Analysis of Algorithms, 2020 Spring @ HKUST

COMP 4431: Multimedia Computing, 2019 Spring @ HKUST

COMP 1022P: Introduction to Computing with Java, 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring @ HKUST