Alex L. Zhang

(Just) Graduated at Princeton University '24


Hey! I recently graduated from Princeton University studying computer science and math. There, I received the Phillip Goldman ‘86 Senior Prize in Computer Science, which is the CS department’s highest academic honor awarded to a single student. I was also awarded the Outstanding Senior Thesis Prize for my work on augmenting decision-making agents with language capabilities.

Right now, I’m particularly interested in understanding grounding and guiding agent behavior in different data modalities to create more reliable, interpretable, and less data hungry AI models. I’m also very interested in efficient training and inference of AI models at a systems-level, particularly for generative models.

Finally, I just finished reading through all 3584 abstracts from NeurIPS 2023 and have compiled my notes here. I also keep a list of papers on World Models. Feel free to reach out to talk through my email at [x] where [x]=alzhang.

otherwise, i’m still grinding sidequests in xenoblade 1

latest posts

selected publications


  1. Language-guided World Models: A Model-Based Approach to AI Control.
    Alex Zhang*, Khanh Nguyen*, Jens Tuyls, and 2 more authors
    Under review at conference., 2024


  1. Building Scalable Video Understanding Benchmarks through Sports
    Aniket Agarwal*, Alex Zhang*, Karthik Narasimhan, and 3 more authors
    DMLR Workshop @ ICLR 2024, 2023


Jun 3, 2024 Starting a research internship at Snapchat focused on large-scale recommendation systems!
Jun 1, 2023 Started working @ stealth startup on some zany generative AI stuff!
Mar 17, 2023 Organized and went on AI TigerTrek! Visited and had Q&A’s at OpenAI, Google, Anthropic, Redwood Research, Stanford HAI, Nuro, and more!
Aug 29, 2022 Finished my internship in Seattle at Apple INFI working on LMs in Siri!
Sep 1, 2021 A website I made for finding professors for research has been made an official TigerApp! Check it out here. and check out the article written about it here.