Xiaojin (Jerry) Zhu

Xiaojin (Jerry) Zhu
Assocate Professor
330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715
Joined WID: 2015


Xiaojin (Jerry) Zhu is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Zhu’s research interest is in machine learning. He invents machine learning models that expand the frontier of artificial intelligence and develops applications that increase social good. Professor Zhu received his Ph.D. in 2005 from Carnegie Mellon University with advisors John Lafferty and Roni Rosenfeld. He worked at IBM China Research Laboratory from 1996 to 1998. He received an NSF CAREER Award and several best paper awards at computer science conferences.


  • Google Faculty Research Award, 2013
  • International conference on Machine Learning (ICML) Classic Paper Prize, 2013
  • SACM Student Choice Professor of the Year Award, 2012
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2010