Chao Zhang is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. His research area is data mining, machine learning, and natural language processing. His research aims to enable machines to understand text data in more label-efficient and robust way in open-world settings. Specific research topics include weakly-supervised learning, out-of-distribution generalization, interpretable machine learning, and knowledge extraction and reasoning. He is a recipient of Google Faculty Research Award, Amazon AWA Machine Learning Research Award, ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Runner-up Award, IMWUT distinguished paper award, and ECML/PKDD Best Student Paper Runner-up Award. Before joining Georgia Tech, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018.