About Me

Hi 👋👋 I am a third year Ph.D student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Notre Dame. My advisor is Prof. Toby Jia-Jun Li. Before joining Notre Dame, I received dual Bachelor degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and University of Glasgow (Graduated with First-class honor degree). I also spent a wonderful year as research assistant at Center for Future Media, UESTC working with Prof. Jingkuan Song and Prof. Lianli Gao.

My research falls in the intersection of Human-AI collaboration, Computer vision, Computer audio and accessibility, where I leverage human-centered method to build human-AI collaborative systems to strengthen the AI power and to satisfy the practical needs of a variety of popluations.

Selected Publications
PEANUT: A Human-AI Collaborative Tool for Annotating Audio-Visual Data [Paper]

Zheng Zhang*, Zheng Ning*, Chenliang Xu, Yapeng Tian, and Toby Li
In Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2023 (UIST'23)

Interactive Text-to-SQL Generation via Editable Step-by-Step Explanations [Paper]

Yuan Tian, Zheng Zhang, Zheng Ning, Toby Jia-Jun Li, Jonathan K. Kummerfeld, Tianyi Zhang
The 2023 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP'23)

An Empirical Study of Model Errors & User Error Discovery and Repair Strategies in Natural Language Database Queries [Paper]

Zheng Ning*, Zheng Zhang*, Tianyi Sun, Tian Yuan, Tianyi Zhang, and Toby Li
The 26th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI'23)

Human-in-the-Loop Generation of Spatial Audio from Videos with Monaural Audio [Paper] [Demo]

Zheng Ning*, Zheng Zhang*, Jerrick Ban, Kaiwen Jiang, Ruohong Gan, Yapeng Tian, and Toby Li
ECCV 2022 Workshop on Visual Learning of Sounds in Spaces (ECCV-AV4D)

My Experience
  • 05/2023 - 10/2023
    Research Scientist/Engineer Intern

    Adobe Research, Seattle, WA

  • 09/2021 - Present
    Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

    University of Notre Dame, USA

  • 09/2020 - 05/2021
    Research Assistant

    University of Eletronic Science and Technology of China, China

    I was doing research on audio-visual learning

  • 09/2016 - 06/2020
    B.Eng. in Electric and Electronic Engineering

    University of Eletronic Science and Technology of China, China

    Joint education program with University of Glasgow

  • 09/2016 - 06/2020
    B.Eng. in Electronic Information Engineerin

    University of Glasgow, UK

    I graduated with First-class hornor degree

  • 07/2018 - 08/2018
    Summer research program

    University of Glasgow, UK

    I was doing research on "Environmental sound source recognition"

  • 07/2017 - 08/2017
    Summer exchange program

    University of British Columbia, Canada

    I was taking courses on "Strategic Thinking and Design"