Fan Luo

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

Interests: Natural language processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence


I am a fourth year doctoral student in CluLab in the Department of Computer Science at University of Arizona. I am also a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the web programming course. I received my Master degree in Computer Science from William & Mary in Virginia, and my Bachelor degree of Computer Science & Technology from Beijing Institute of Technology in China. I worked as a software engineer co-op in AIR Worldwide Corporation in Boston.

​​​​​Research Interests

My research focuses on ​Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence.

What long-term project do you want to work on?

The long-term project I work on is Interactive learning for NLP and Visualization of Question Answering.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Interdisciplinary study takes perspectives from different disciplines to better solve problems in a creative way. Natural language processing offers me such an opportunity, as it sits at the intersection of computer science, Artificial Intelligence, and Computational linguistics.

What are your career goals?

Good techniques make a difference and NLP is one of them. It has the potential to make waves in industry and affect individuals' daily life in many aspects. My career goal is to expand the reach of its impact by being involved in projects that apply its advanced techniques to real-world applications.

​​​​Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I have a broad interest in developing cool applications. Besides NLP, I worked on face detection and tracking, and game development. I developed a virtual tour in UofA with Unity, a 3D adventure game with Blender. I also did video editing with Premiere and poster design with InDesign‎.

Outside of study and work, I like to explore interesting places and exhibitions, such as Butterfly Wonderland‎ and Van Gogh Alive.