Zifeng Wang


Zifeng Wang 王子丰 | How to pronounce?
Ph.D. Student
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Email: zifengw2 [at] illinois (dot) edu

201 North Goodwin Avenue MC 258 Urbana, IL 61801-2302

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at Sunlab@UIUC, under the guidance of Prof. Jimeng Sun. My research primarily revolves around the development of foundation models, including large language models (LLMs), tabular models, vision-language models, and biomedical multimodal models, for drug discovery and development. My recent focus has shifted towards creating LLM-powered systems to enhance human-AI collaboration in various clinical trial tasks, including search, design, and analysis. In line with this, we are actively developing a startup venture, Keiji.AI, with the vision to revolutionize clinical trial development with cutting-edge AI techniques.



  • Research Intern, Amplitude, May-Aug. 2022.

    • Topic: Multi-treatment Causal Inference.

    • Mentor: Cao Xiao.

  • Research Intern, Jarvis Lab, Tencent , Dec. 2019-Jun. 2021.

    • Topics: Graph DL for Clinical Diagnosis; Lifelong Learning Diagnostic AI; Information-theoretic DL.

    • Mentor: Yefeng Zheng.

Activity & Award


  • PC Member/Reviewer for NeurIPS'[22,23], EMNLP'[22,23], IJCAI'[22,23,24], AAAI'[22,24], ICLR'24, ACL'23, KDD'23, ICIP'21, ICASSP'21.

  • Reviewer for TPAMI, Bioinformatics.

Teaching Experience

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