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Hao Zhu


PhD Student

Cooperation, Language, CogSci, AI, Robotics.

Hao Zhu at Boston

I am on the academic job market this year. Here is my research statement. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in my research.

Hey there! I'm Hao Zhu, a fifth and final year doctoral student at the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. I'm super lucky to be advised by Graham Neubig and Yonatan Bisk.

I take an interactionist approach to understand how language is acquired and used in the context of social and embodied environments. Previously I studied Theory-of-Mind modeling and proactive exploration's role in language learning. Now I am focusing on building realistic open-ended social and embodied environments. I have released 3 of these: Sotopia, WebArena, and Excalibur.

My ultimate dream is to unravel the mysteries of human intelligence. Inspired by Feynman's famous quote, "What I cannot create, I do not understand," I dive into research in ML, NLP, and Robotics, not only taking inspiration from but also contributing to a better understanding of humans themselves.

This site is still under construction. Feel free to email me if you are interested in any missing parts.


I am attending NeurIPS from Dec 11th to Dec 16th. Feel free to reach out if you want to chat!