Zihao Zhou
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Zihao Zhou

First-Year Computer Science PhD Student

(858)729-4258 | [email protected] | La Jolla, CA


Standing on the shoulders of giants

Research interests

Spatiotemporal dynamics modeling, deep point process, robotics


Sep 2020 - Mar 2022
University of California, San Diego

  • MS in Computer Science
  • Readmitted as PhD in CSE for Fall 2022
  • GPA: 4.0
  • Advisor: Rose Yu

Aug 2016 - Jun 2020
University of California, San Diego

  • BS in Applied Math
  • BS in Cognitive Science Spec. in Machine Learning
  • Minor in Computer Science.
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • GPA: 3.941 / 4.0, Major GPA: 4.0


[1] Li, A.*, Zhou, Z.*, Jortberg, E. & Yu, R., Generalization of Deep Sequence Models for Forecasting Aortic Pressure Cross Cohort., Under submission, 2022 (* equal contribution)

[2] Zhou, Z. & Yu, R., Automatic Integration for Fast and Interpretable Neural Point Processes., Under submission, 2022

[3] Zhou, Z., Yang, X., He, X., Rossi, R., Zhao, H., & Yu, R., Neural Point Process for Learning Spatiotemporal Event Dynamics., Learning for Dynamics and Control (L4DC), 2022 (To appear)

[4] Zhang, H., Zhou, Z., Orso, P., Pham, D., Montenegro, H., … & Caso, J. Triton RCSC 2021 Team Description Paper., Robocup Small Size League (RCSSL), 2021

Awards / Honors

Sep 2019 - Jul 2021
Robocup SSL Team TritonsRCSC Software Team Leader

TritonsRCSC homepage | Github codebase | Poster

· TritonRCSC is the first UCSD team that receives qualification for competing in the RoboCup Small Size League

· Designed the team software architecture (Java/C++ socket-based) and coordinated the development [4]

· Implemented the robot’s path search, obstacle avoidance, motion prediction and ball passing algorithms

Jun 2020 - Present
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Membership

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
China National Smart Weather Service
Innovation Competition, 2nd Prize

Sep 2016 - Jun 2020
UCSD Provost Honor

Work Experience


Sep 2021 - Dec 2021
Teaching Assistant

Principles of Artificial Intelligence, CSE 250A, UCSD

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019
Instructional Assistant

Intro to Machine Learning II, COGS 118B, UCSD


Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
ML Research Engineer Intern, Mininglamp Tech. Gr.

· Surveyed the current state of the art of deep temporal point process, with an emphasis on modeling dynamic knowledge graph

· Filed a patent on user identity linkage system from heterogeneous trajectories using a new trajectory similarity measure

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
Java SoftDev Intern, China GreatWall Tech. Gr.


Software Dev

Linux, Git, Eclipse, IntelliJ, VS Code, Amazon EC2


Python, Java, MatLab, C/C++, R


HTML, NodeJS, LaTex, Photoshop, Vegas, Final Cut Pro

Last updated: April 2022