Zifeng Wang


Zifeng Wang 王子丰 | How to pronounce?
Ph.D. Student
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
[Curriculum Vitae] [Google Scholar] [Github]


Email: zifengw2 [at] illinois (dot) edu

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

Research Interests

I'm a member of Sunlab on AI for healthcare, led by Prof. Jimeng Sun. My research interests include machine learning and its application in healthcare and drug development, especially in the following areas:
  • Prediction. Patient/trial outcome prediction with tabular/sequence/vision-language models.

  • Generation. Synthetic tabular/sequential EHR/EDC data generation and digital twin simulation.

  • Optimization. Improve clinical trial design via retrieval & generation, based on large language models (LLMs).

  • Explanation. Provide trustworthy explanations to support decision-making in clinical trial design.



  • 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], AAAI'[22,24], ICLR'24, ACL'23, KDD'23, ICIP'21, ICASSP'21.

  • Reviewer for TPAMI, Bioinformatics.

Teaching Experience

Invited Talk