Amy X. Zhang is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and a research assistant in the Haystack Group at MIT. She works on designing and building systems to improve discourse, collaboration, and understanding on the web, with applications to social media, news, education, and civic engagement. Her work has resulted in twelve peer-reviewed publications in international venues such as ACM CHI, CSCW, UIST, and AAAI ICWSM, and two patents. She has completed multiple research internships at Microsoft Research and Google. Prior to her Ph.D., she worked as a software engineer in NYC, completed an MPhil in computer science as a Gates Scholar at University of Cambridge, and received a BS degree in computer science from Rutgers University. Her research is supported by a Google Ph.D Fellowship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.