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Zifan Jiang

Zifan Jiang

  • PhD Student

Hi, my name is Zifan [tsž̩ː fǽn] Jiang [tɕǎŋ]

I am a Ph.D. student interested in machine translation and natural language processing, advised by Dr. Sarah Ebling and Prof. Dr. Rico Sennrich. I am currently working on automatic sign language translation as part of the Flagship IICT Project. I also study computer vision and video understanding so as to cope with the visual-gestural nature of sign language.

I did my master's thesis project (and still work closely) with  Dr. Mathias Müller and Amit Moryossef on Machine Translation between Spoken Languages and Signed Languages in Written Form (PDF, 2 MB).

Since August 2021, I have also been working as a scientific programmer on the SNSF project EVOPHON with Prof. Dr. Steven Moran.

Before intrigued by languages and linguistics ...

I have a solid background in computer science and software engineering. For some years I was mainly engaged in Web development, which makes me experienced in topics including computer network, human-computer interaction, programming languages, Web accessibility, and rich-text editors.


Spring 2021 Teaching Assistant for Informatics II (data structures and algorithms), with Qing Chen
Spring 2022 / Autumn 2022 Teaching Assistant for Intro to data science (guest lecture on Intro to Machine Learning), with Prof. Dr. Steven Moran


Find me on Google Scholar.