Hi there! I’m Zhe Zeng (曾哲); thanks for visiting my homepage. I’m a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It’s very lucky for me to be advised by Professor Guy Van den Broeck and to be a member of Statistical and Relational Artificial Intelligence (StarAI) Lab✨🐻✨.

My research interests lie broadly in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). In particular, I am interested in probabilistic ML and neurosymbolic AI to enable and support decision-making in the real world in the presence of probabilistic uncertainty and symbolic knowledge, where the symbolic knowledge includes graph structures and logical, arithmetic, and physical constraints. Such advancements have wide applications ranging from graph-based learning and explainable AI to AI for Science.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Zhejiang University. As an undergraduate student, I was lucky to collaborate with Professor Qiang Liu at Dartmouth College in theory and algorithms for robust, scalable, and nonparametric variational inference.

I am on the 2023-2024 academic job market. Please feel free to reach out if you have potential positions :-)

  • Neuro-Symbolic AI
  • Probabilistic Machine Learning
  • SAT/SMT Constraints for ML
  • AI for Science
  • Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence

    2018 -- Present, UCLA

  • BSc in Mathematics with Honors

    2014 -- 2018, Zhejiang University

Honors and Awards

Research Positions

IBM Almaden Research Center

Yahoo! Research

University of California, Los Angeles

Dartmouth College

Professional Activities and Service

Conference Reviewing


Journal Reviewing

  • International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (IJAR)


  • UAI 2023


  • WiML Workshop at NeurIPS 2023
  • WiML Mentorship Program 2023
  • Samueli Undergraduate Research Program 2023
  • WiML Un-Workshop at ICML 2023
  • CSPhD@UCLA Mentorship Program 2021


Teaching Assistant

  • CS161 Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence at UCLA, Fall 2020/2021/2022

Guest Lecturer

  • CS267A Probabilistic Programming and Relational Learning at UCLA, Spring 2023


  • Jiacheng Wang (UCLA undergraduate)
  • Ruoyan Li (UCLA undergraduate)
  • Dipti Ranjan Sahu (UCLA master student)
  • Vinay Shukla (UCLA undergraduate)
  • Wenzhe Li (Undergrad at Tsinghua University, now PhD student at Tsinghua University)
  • Fanqi Yan (Master at CAS, now PhD student at UT Austin)


  • StarAI Lab 2022 World Cup Bracket Challenge Champion 😎


  • zhezeng at cs.ucla.edu
  • 404 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • Room 368 Engineering VI