AI2 Outstanding Interns of 2018

The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) has selected two exceptional interns from our Summer 2018 Internship Program to receive the inaugural AI2 Outstanding Intern of the Year award. During their time at AI2, these two went above and beyond as researchers and as colleagues. AI2 recognizes their exceptional contributions with an unrestricted gift of $10,000 directly to the student, as well as an invitation to return to AI2 for another internship.

  • Xuezhe (Max) Ma is a fourth-year Ph.D student in Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Professor Eduard Hovy. Before coming to CMU, he received his M.S. from the Center for Brain-like Computing and Machine Intelligence (BCMI), and his B.S. in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he was a member of ACM Class, now part of Zhiyuan College in SJTU. His research interests fall in several areas in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP), particularly in Computational Semantics, Syntactic and Semantic Parsing with Machine Learning Methods. Recently, he is strongly interested in Deep Neural Networks for Linguistic Structured Prediction.
  • Huiyu Wang is a first-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, advised by Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Alan Yuille. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles in 2017 and B.S. in Information Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2015. He also spent a wonderful summer at TuSimple. His research interests are computer vision and machine learning.