Hongli “Henry” Zhan | 詹弘立


Office: RLP 4.400, E4

I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Computational Linguistics at The University of Texas at Austin, where I’m blessed to be advised by Professor Junyi Jessy Li. My research interest is in Natural Language Processing as well as Computational Linguistics, with a focus on emotions. I am part of the UT Austin NLP community as well as the Associated Students of Linguistics. Casually, I go by Henry. My Chinese name is 詹弘立.

You can find my CV here. Additionally, my resume is provided here. Media coverage of my research can be found here. The profile photo here was taken at the presentation of my first-ever paper, which was accepted to EMNLP 2022.

I’m also a cellist since 4 years old. In my free time, I like to practice the cello and play golf. You can find more details about my cello journey here.


• Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics (Minor in Computer Science), 2021 – Present
The University of Texas at Austin
Advisor: Professor Junyi Jessy Li
• B.A. in English Linguistics (Second Major in Law), 2017 – 2021
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Awards: Outstanding Undergraduate; Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award


* denotes equal contributions

  1. ACL 2023
    Unsupervised Extractive Summarization of Emotion Triggers
    In Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics Jul 2023
  2. EMNLP 2022
    Why Do You Feel This Way? Summarizing Triggers of Emotions in Social Media Posts
    In Proceedings of the 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Dec 2022