Yanqi Zhou

Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain

Yanqi Zhou is currently a senior research scientist at 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 ML and deep RL methods for computer systems and builds large-scale deep learning models for speech and language tasks.

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