Hi there!

I'm Zheng, a student of computer science here at Stanford.

I'm interested in probabilistic modeling, machine learning, and and using other algorithmic tools to help advance biology and/or make the world a better place. Please send emails to if you would like to contact me!

Anyways, here are some fun facts about otters.
1) Sea otters have the densest fur out of any mammal!
2) Otter mothers often blow air bubbles into baby otters' fur - this turns them into mini-floatation devices!
3) Otters mates hold hands while they sleep so they do not drift apart. Isn't that adorable?
4) Sea otters have a special pouch that they use to keep their favorite rock, which they use to crack open shellfish!
5) In Japan, there is a zoo where you can shake hands with otters!

Current Role at Stanford

I'm currently working part time for Dr. Kari Nadeau in the Pulmonary and Critical Care department as a bioinformatician - I get lots of awesome immunological data to work with R. My most recent project involves a study on twins, with the goal of correlating environmental factors with variations in cell frequency, serum proteins, and cytokine activation. I am mentored by Dr. Sandra Andorf.

Honors & Awards

  • Second Place Award in Biomedical and Health Science, International Science and Engineering Fair, Intel (2015)
  • Ceres Connection Award, International Science & Engineering Fair, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2015)
  • First Place, Marquette ACM Team Programming Competition, Marquette University (2016)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Stanford Speakers Bureau - Director of Media & Marketing, Stanford University (6/2017 - Present)

    Manages social outreach, data analysis, and general publicization for Speakers Bureau, the highest-funded student-run event hosting organization on campus. Directs web development and updates all relevant media.


    Stanford, CA

Work Experience

  • Web Development Intern, SafeNet Consulting (June 2017 - August 2017)

    Created employee management/interface website for Life Navigators, a local nonprofit, with a corporate-run student development team using ASP.NET framework and MVC 5.


    1036 W. Juneau Avenue Milwaukee

  • Student Researcher, Medical College of Wisconsin (9/2014 - 12/2014)

    Investigated the efficacy of induced stem cell-derived heart muscle cells as a regenerative treatment


    8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226

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