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Doctor Zhanxing Zhu

Dr Zhanxing Zhu

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Machine learning  
  • Deep learning: theory, methodology and applications 
  • Machine learning for science (ML4Science), particularly biology and healthcare.

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Zhanxing Zhu is an Associate Professor at Vision, Learning and Control Group (VLC), School of Electrical and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton, UK. He is closely affiliated with UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Sustainabilit. Previously he obtained Ph.D on machine learning from School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK.

He has been focusing on machine learning, particularly, deep learning, broadly covering its theory, methodology and application. Together with his students and collaborators, he attempts to rigorously reveal the underlying mechanism of why deep learning works or not, and inspired by the theoretical understanding and empirical observation, they develop robust, fast and generalizable models and algorithms to boost its applicability in various challenging scenarios and interdisciplinary tasks. He frequently published in top-tiered AI journals and conferences to push the frontier of AI research, such as NeurIPS, COLT, ICML, ICLR, TPAMI, Artificial Intelligence, etc.

PhD Studentships. I'm interested in supervising motivated students in the area of machine learning, ranging from theory, algorithms to various applications. Please get in touch to discuss the options and potential topics. Check out the UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Sustainability which has opportunities for 70 PhD students in the area of AI and environmental sustainability.

Please also check my webpage for more information.

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