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Department of Computational Linguistics Language, Technology and Accessibility

Zifan Jiang

Zifan Jiang, M. Sc.

  • PhD Candidate
  • Language‚ Technology and Accessibility
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Hi, my name is Zifan (子凡) [tsɹ̩³ fan²] Jiang (蒋) [tɕjɑŋ³]

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

Since August 2021, I have also worked as a scientific programmer on the SNSF project EVOPHON with Prof. Dr. Steven Moran. There I developed experience in phonetics, phonology, and audio signal processing.

I have publications in top computational linguistics conferences (including ACL, EMNLP, EACL, LREC-COLING, and WMT). I regularly serve as a reviewer for ACL Rolling Review.

NOTICE: I am actively looking for an exchange or internship opportunity!

Before being 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 software engineering, computer network, human-computer interaction, programming languages, Web accessibility, and rich-text editors.


Find me on Google Scholar.


Spring 2024 Intermediate Methods and Programming in Digital Linguistics 
Autumn 2023

Multimodality 101 for Advanced Methods for Text and Speech Processing 

Sign Language Processing (guest lecture) for Artificial Intelligence for Language Accessibility

Teaching Assistant for Essentials in Text and Speech Processing

Spring 2022 / Autumn 2022 / Autumn 2023

Intro to Machine Learning (guest lecture) for Intro to data science
Spring 2021 Teaching Assistant for Informatics II (data structures and algorithms)