Zhenyu Lei


The University of Virginia
Electronic Engineering

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Hi, I'm a PhD student in Electronic Engineering at the University of Virginia. I have a broad range of interest in Computer Science, Physics, and Chemistry, while mainly researching towards Artificial Intelligence. I joined LUD lab and researched on social network analysis with deep learning (Twitter bot detection, stance detection) while I was pursuing my Bachelar degree. I am now directed by Prof. Jundong Li and become a member of the VAST lab. I have participated in several papers of top conferences and was invited as reviewers.

Apart from research, I also enjoy every part of my life. I like to sing, play badmintons, and hold a running habit. I am also interested in making new friends either from research circles or in daily life to share and record stories.


  • Reviewer of NeurIPS'22

  • Student volunteer for ACL'23


  • B.S. in Physics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2019

  • PhD student in Electronic Engineering, The University of Virginia, 2023