Mike Zhang

PhD Fellow in Natural Language Processing @ IT University of Copenhagen

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Hello there! My name is Mike Zhang. I'm a second-year PhD Student at the IT University of Copenhagen under supervision of Prof. Barbara Plank. We are part of the NLPnorth research unit. My main focus is on Information Extraction from job postings. I'm particularly interested in the shift of necessary occupational skills in the labor market over time. My other interests include tricks and approaches to get more labeled training data and/or exploit models for tasks with limited data — this includes Active Learning, Weak Supervision, and (more recently) Transfer Learning.




[4] Mike Zhang and Barbara Plank. 2021. Cartography Active Learning. To appear in Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2021.

[3] Kristian Nørgaard Jensen, Mike Zhang and Barbara Plank. 2021. De-identification of Privacy-related Entities in Job Postings. In Proceedings of the 23rd Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics. [Paper] [Slides] [Video]


[2] Mike Zhang and Antonio Toral. 2019. The Effect of Translationese in Machine Translation Test Sets. In Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Machine Translation (Volume 1: Research Papers). [Paper] [Slides]

[1] Mike Zhang, Roy David, Leon Graumans and Gerben Timmerman. 2019. Grunn2019 at SemEval-2019 Task 5: Shared Task on Multilingual Detection of Hate. In Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation. [Paper]


IT University of Copenhagen

Fall 2021

PhD Course, Communicating State-of-the-art NLP Research to a Broader Audience (Co-Organizer)

Spring 2021

BSSEYEP1KU, Introduction to NLP and Deep Learning (TA)

University of Groningen

Fall 2020

SOMINDW07, Machine Learning (TA)

Fall 2019

SOMINDW07, Machine Learning (TA)

LIX016M05, Learning from Data (TA)

Spring 2019

LIX017B05, Social Media (TA)


Academic Background


PhD Natural Language Processing, IT University of Copenhagen


MA Information Science, University of Groningen


BSc Information Science, University of Groningen

Other (Professional) Experiences

04/2019 - 12/2020

Teaching Assistant, University of Groningen

08/2019 - 08/2020

Data Engineer, Dataprovider.com

Full resume can be found here.




You can reach me at mikz(at)itu(dot)dk or message me on any other platform here.