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Curriculum Vitae for

Alan Zhang

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
School of Information Science
1-8 Asahidai
Nomi, Ishikawa, 923-1211


  • B.S. 2009 Northwest University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, Software Engineering
  • M.S. 2014 Master's degree, Japan Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan, Information Theory


  • VC Engineer, JULONG Educational Technology Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China (2010-2011)
  • Web Developer, A Power Now Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (2013)

Conference Paper

  • Alan Zhang, Brian M. Kurkoski, "Application of K-means Clustering Algorithm to the Quantization of Channel Output for Discrete Memoryless Channels", Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications, Okayama, November 2015
  • Alan Zhang, Brian M. Kurkoski, "KL Means Algorithm for Quantization of Discrete Memoryless Channels", submitted to IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Barcelona, 2016


Alan Zhang was born in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. After graduating from Northwest University, he worked as a software engineer for 1 year. He came to Japan in 2012 and studied Japanese in Tokyo for 2 years. He became a Master's student of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in April 2014. His research interests are Information Theory, Coding Theory, Machine Learning and their applications. Besides his study, he co-founded JAIST Eureka Club and served as the president of JAIST Student Council.


  • Student Ambassador award
  • President Award