Zhijie Wang (王智杰)

PhD Student

University of Alberta & Alberta Machine Learning Institute

5-362 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering (DICE)

9211 116 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9

Email: {First Name} dot {Last Name} at {University} dot ca

I’m attending CHI 2023. Looking forward to meeting with old friends and new friends there!

Short Bio

I am now a Ph.D. student in the Momentum Lab, Dept. of ECE, University of Alberta, supervised by Prof. Lei Ma. I received my M.Eng in Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialization in ML&AI from the University of Waterloo in Dec 2020, B.Eng in Telecommunication Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) in Jun 2019. During my undergraduate study, I got a chance to work with Prof. Ben M. Chen, and visit Prof. Chen’s group at National University of Singapore for 3 months.


* Up-to-date CV is available upon request.

My first name is 智杰 (Zhi Jie), pronounced /ʈʂɚ/ /tɕjɛ/, similar to (Chih-Chieh). Just call me Paul if you feel it is difficult to pronounce.

Research Interests

My current research interests are mainly in software engineering, in specific, I’m interested in the intersection of AI and SE.

  • Intelligent Software System.

    • Debugging, testing, and repairing ML Software.

    • Human-computer interaction in ML Software.


Journal & Conference Proceedings

  • DeepSeer: Interactive RNN Explanation and Debugging via State Abstraction

    Zhijie Wang, Yuheng Huang, Da Song, Lei Ma, Tianyi Zhang

    Accepted by CHI ‘23: 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.


  • DeepLens: Interactive Out-of-distribution Data Detection in NLP Models

    Da Song*, Zhijie Wang*, Yuheng Huang, Lei Ma, Tianyi Zhang (* equal contribution)

    Accepted by CHI ‘23: 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.


  • When Cyber-Physical Systems Meet AI: A Benchmark, an Evaluation, and a Way Forward

    Jiayang Song, Deyun Lyu, Zhenya Zhang, Zhijie Wang, Tianyi Zhang, Lei Ma

    ICSE ‘22: In Proceedings of 2022 IEEE/ACM 44th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Practice (ICSE-SEIP), pp. 343-352

    DOI Code Project



  • An Exploratory Study of AI System Risk Assessment from the Lens of Data Distribution and Uncertainty

    Zhijie Wang, Yuheng Huang, Lei Ma, Haruki Yokoyama, Susumu Tokumoto, Kazuki Munakata


  • Common Corruption Robustness of Point Cloud Detectors: Benchmark and Enhancement

    Shuangzhi Li, Zhijie Wang, Felix Juefei-Xu, Qing Guo, Xingyu Li, Lei Ma


  • ArchRepair: Block-Level Architecture-Oriented Repairing for Deep Neural Networks

    Hua Qi*, Zhijie Wang*, Qing Guo, Jianlang Chen, Felix Juefei-Xu, Lei Ma, Jianjun Zhao (* equal contribution)


  • CarveNet: Carving Point-Block for Complex 3D Shape Completion

    Qing Guo*, Zhijie Wang*, Felix Juefei-Xu, Di Lin, Lei Ma, Wei Feng, Yang Liu (* equal contribution)



Tutorial on AI Quality Assurance @ SEMLA2022, Montreal, QC

Tutorial on AI Quality Assurance @ ASE2022, Michigan, USA



  • Joint Research Project @ Fujitsu Research, Tokyo (Remote) 2021-2022

  • Research Intern @ Megvii Research, Beijing 2018-2019


at the University of Alberta

  • ECE 422 Reliable and Secure Systems Design (Winter 2023)
    • Lecture TA
  • ECE 325 Object-Oriented Software Design (Fall 2021, 2022)
    • Lecture & Lab TA
  • ECE 321 Software Requirements Engineering (Fall 2022)
    • Lecture & Lab TA
  • ECE 720 Advanced Topics in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems (Winter 2022)
    • Lecture TA
  • ECE 380 Introduction to Communication Systems(Winter 2021).
    • Lecture TA

at the University of Waterloo

  • ECE 203 Probability Theory and Statistics 1 (Spring 2020).
    • Lecture TA and Tutorial Instructor



  • Conference Paper Review: ICML 2022, NeurIPS 2022

  • Conference Paper Sub-Review: QSR 2021/2022, ISSRE 2022, ASE 2022, ICSE 2022

  • Journal Paper Review: IEEE Transactions on Reliability


  • Student Volunteer, MODELS 2021

  • Certificated First Aider, Lifesaving Society


In my personal time, I enjoy sports (Visca el Barça¡ 🔴🔵 / Let’s go Oilers! 🟠🔵), and cooking, … I was an amateur soccer player (best record: 2nd place in Fuzhou city’s high school league) for a long period before I had a serious back injury. I’m also a fan of many KPOP girls’ groups and solos (sounds strange but their music really makes my day :p).