Haoran (Felix) Xu

Haoran (Felix) Xu


Johns Hopkins University

My wish is to fix the world of languages!

I will join Amazon Alexa AI as Applied Scientist Intern soon! I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), co-advised by Philipp Koehn and Kenton Murray. My most recent research focuses on Cross-lingual Transfer Learning and Machine Translation. I am also interested in applying Domain Adaptation to NLP tasks. Last summer, I joined the intern program at blab and worked on zero-shot cross-lingual information extraction under the supervision of Benjamin Van Durme and Mark Dredze. Prior to JHU, I was a research assistant working on Quadratic Programming with Mojtaba Soltanalian at UIC. Before starting my graduate study, I received the Winner Award in the 2018 Expo at UIC and the Best Research Paper Award at East China University of Science and Technology, focusing on Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition with the application to dynamic signature recognition.


  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Multilinguality
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Present

    Johns Hopkins University

  • M.S. in Computer Science, 2020

    Johns Hopkins University

  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019

    University of Illinois at Chicago (3+2 Exchange Program)

  • B.E. in Information Engineering, 2018

    East China University of Science and Technology