Yeshuang Zhu

Ph.D. Student

Department of CS&T

Tsinghua University


zhu-ys13 at mails . tsinghua . edu . cn


Room 3-526, FIT Building
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China



I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. I am now working on human-computer interaction at Tsinghua's Pervasive Interaction Group led by with Professor Yuanchun Shi and Associate Researcher Chun Yu. My current research focuses on building interactive tools to facilitate English as a second language (ESL) writing and learning. By exploring, mining, and summarizing large-scale text or multimedia data collections, I want to create an interface between non-native speakers and refined language knowledge in big text data (as well as in humans themselves). [CV]

I received my B.E in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in 2013, where I joined PI Group since then.

From September 2017 to March 2018 I was a visiting Ph.D. student at Stanford HCI Group, working with Professor James Landay on smart education systems.


ESL Writing Assistant


I built and deployed ESODA (formerly ESLWriter in English version), an English usage lookup tool dedicated for academic paper writing in a wide range of fields. When stuck on a sentence, non-native authors can refer to the tool for wording, phrasing, collocation, etc., by running intuitive but syntax-rich queries against our domain-specific corpora. All usages are accompanied by authentic example sentences from top conference/journal papers in the targeted domain. Learn more on our [Guide Page].


ViVo: Video-Augmented Dictionary for Vocabulary Learning

Yeshuang Zhu, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Shaoyun Shi, Yankai Zhang, Shuang He, Peijun Zhao, Xiaojuan Ma, Yuanchun Shi

In SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017)


[Project Page] [Paper] [Slides]


CEPT: Collaborative Editing Tool for Non-Native Authors

Yeshuang Zhu, Shichao Yue, Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi

In ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW 2017)


[Project Page] [Paper] [Slides]


Semantic-Based ESL Phrase Retrieval And Collocation Suggestion

Yeshuang Zhu, Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi

In Chinese Journal of Computers, 39(4), 2016 (in Chinese)




Mobile Assistant: Enhancing Desktop Interaction Using Mobile Phone

Haijun Xia, Jingning Zhang, Yeshuang Zhu, Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi

In ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS 2012, poster)





Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Tsinghua University (2013)

Excellent Undergraduate Student in the CS&T Department, Tsinghua University (2013)


I served as a student volunteer at CHI'15 held in Seoul, Korea.

Since December 2016