Yanqi Zhou

Staff Research Scientist at Google Deepmind

Yanqi Zhou is currently a staff research scientist at Google Deepmind (previously known as Google Brain), Mountain View, working with James Laudon. She pursued her Ph.D. degree at Princeton University, advised by David Wentzlaff. During her Ph.D. study (2011-2017), she also collaborated extensively with Doug Burger and Karin Strauss at Microsoft Research. She obtained her bachelor degree from the University of Michigan (2009-2011), and Shanghai Jiao Tong (2007-2009). Her research interest lies in computer systems and machine learning. More specifically, Yanqi works on scaling large language models with sparsity and adaptive computation, and co-designing future systems with ML.

yanqiz [at] google [dot] com
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Awards and Honors

  • Rising Stars, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016
  • Wu Fellowship, Princeton University, 2016
  • Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowship, Microsoft, 2014-2015
  • James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan, 2011
  • Dean's List and University Honors (Three times), University of Michigan, 2009-2011

Working Experience

  • Research Scientist, Google Brain, 2019 -
  • Research Scientist, Baidu SVAIL, 2017 - 2019
  • Research Assitant, Princeton University, 2011 - 2017
  • Intern, Miscrosoft Research Redmond, Summer 2014 and 2015


  • Review for NeurIPS, 2019, 2020
  • Review for ICML, 2019, 2020
  • Review for IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Embedded System Letters,
    Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, 2016