Haozhe An


I don't like haze, as the anagram of my name suggests, "Ah, noHaze!"

Email: haozhe@umd.edu

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I’m a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am advised by Prof. Rachel Rudinger.

I obtained my B.S. in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego with Summa Cum Laude (GPA: 3.987/4.0) in 2019.

Full CV is available upon request.

Research Interests

I am interested in improving demographic fairness in AI, especially in NLP models. I am also interested in natural langauge understanding (NLU) and commonsense reasoning.

Selected Publications

“SODAPOP: Open-Ended Discovery of Social Biases in Social Commonsense Reasoning Models.”
Haozhe An, Zongxia Li, Jieyu Zhao, Rachel Rudinger. EACL 2023.

“Learning Bias-reduced Word Embeddings Using Dictionary Definitions.”
Haozhe An, Xiaojiang Liu, Jian Zhang. Findings of ACL 2022.

“RIFLE: Backpropagation in Depth for Deep Transfer Learning through Re-Initializing the Fully-connected LayEr.”
Xingjian Li, Haoyi Xiong, Haozhe An, Chengzhong Xu, Dejing Dou. ICML 2020.

Honors and Awards

Life is more enjoyable with…

Learning languages


I love traveling to different places with my family and friends. There are uncountable elements in these trips that make them memorable: The unforgettable experience of seeing an amazing and unique glacier landscape in El Calafate, Argentina, the fun conversations with people from all over the world in the desert of Morocco, the stupid and embarrassing cultural mistakes I have commited while transiting in Netherlands, the scrumptious Ichiran ramen I had multiple times with my Singaporean friends in Japan…

potatochips I was at Potato Chip Rock in San Diego.

I also enjoy having road trips. It was a great experience driving along Route 66 from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles with my greatest clique ever. Drving from San Francisco to Los Angeles on California State 1 with some of my best high school friends was another awesome trip.

One really important thing: Thanks to my parents who have been generously supporting me to travel around the world and open my eyes!

Here is a map of the countries that I have visited. map

I have visited: China (Of course - I’m from here), Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, United States, Germany, Austria, Morocco


Here is a list of books I particularly enjoyed reading.

I read them in English:

I read them in Mandarin Chinese: