Han Zhou

Han Zhou

PhD student in NLP

University of Cambridge


I am a first-year PhD student in Computation, Cognition, ang Language (NLP) at Language and Technology Lab and a member of Downing College, University of Cambridge. I am supervised by Dr Ivan Vulic and Prof Anna Korhonen.

Before starting my PhD, I was an undergraduate student reading Engineering Science at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford. I received my second Master degree in MSc Machine Learning, University College London. I graduated top of my class.

My current research interests are efficient NLP. I am always exploring for more modular, parameter-efficient, and transferable approaches in the field of ML.

Recent News

  • May 2023: Attended EACL 2023 in-person. Great to meet everyone in Dubrovnik.
  • Apr 2023: Paper accepted at IJCAI 2023.
  • Apr 2023: Will start as Student Researcher in Google.
  • Feb 2023: I am reviewing for ACL 2023.
  • Jan 2023: Paper accepted at EACL 2023.
  • Oct 2022: I am reviewing for EMNLP 2022.
  • Oct 2022: Start my PhD at LTL.
  • Parameter-Efficient Fine-Tuning
  • Prompt Learning and Optimisation
  • Large Language Models
  • Multi-Lingual Dialogs
  • Multi-Modal Learning
  • PhD in Computation, Cognition, and Language, Oct 2022 -

    University of Cambridge

  • MSc in Machine Learning, 2020 - 2021

    University College London

  • BA, MEng in Engineering Science, 2015 - 2019

    University of Oxford

Selected Publications

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(2023). AutoPEFT: Automatic Configuration Search for Parameter-Efficient Fine-Tuning. arXiv:2301.12132.

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(2022). GreenLLM: Cross-Lingual Transfer of Monolingual Large Language Models at Almost No Cost. IJCAI 2023.

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(2022). XQA-DST: Multi-Domain and Multi-Lingual Dialogue State Tracking. EACL 2023.

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Google Research, Responsible AI Team
Student Researcher
Jun 2023 – Oct 2023 London, UK
Language Technology Lab, University of Cambridge
Research Intern
Mar 2022 – Sep 2022 Cambridge, UK
Game Designer
Jul 2019 – Aug 2020 Shenzhen, China
RACE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Robotics Intern
Jul 2018 – Sep 2018 Culham, UK
Battery Intelligence Lab, University of Oxford
Research Intern
Jul 2017 – Sep 2017 Oxford, UK


  • hz416 [at] cam.ac.uk
  • LTL, University of Cambridge, UK