Dr. Zixing Zhang

Short Bio

Zixing Zhang is a principal AI algorithm development engineer at Huawei Technologies Research & Development (UK) Ltd, working on the cutting-edge speech technologies, such as automatic speech recognition. From 2017 to 2019, he worked as a research associate with the Group on Language, Audio & Music at Imperial College London (ICL), UK. From 2015 to 2019, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Passau, Germany.

He received his doctoral degree in 2015 for his study on Intelligent Speech Analysis with the Chair of Human-Machine Communication at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany (ranked #41 as university and #20 in engineering in THE World University Ranking 2018), and received his master degree in physical electronics from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China, in 2010.

From 2010 to 2019, he worked closely with Prof. Björn W. Schuller. To date, he has (co-)authored 85+ publications, in books, leading-the-field journals (30+ articles), and important international conferences (50+ papers). All these publications have obtained 1600+ citations (Google Scholar) with H-index of 22. His research interests focus on developing state-of-the-art deep learning technologies for speaker-centered state (e.g., emotion and health) analysis and speech recognition towards a more real-life application scenario.

He is a leading guest editor of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, and local organisation chair of the 8th Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction conference. Moreover, he repeatedly serves as an area chair and a programme committee member of many international conferences (e.g., ICASSP and INTERSPEECH). He is also a reviewer for 40+ important journals and international conferences.