About me

Boyu Zhang is a Ph.D. student at MIT, advised by Prof. Rosalind Picard from the Affective Computing Group. He is also a trainee at Harvard Medical School, advised by Dr. Charles A. Czeisler and awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA (T-32 grant) from NIH.

Boyu’s research interest lies in Precision Medicine, Digital Phenotyping, and Machine Learning. Boyu investigates clinically validated, ambulatory, and unobtrusive digital health tailored for each person. Please see Boyu’s CV for publications and other details.


Prior to joining MIT, Boyu obtained a B.S. in Computer Science with Highest Honors in Research (1/118), Highest Distinction, and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rochester. He had a great time working with Professor Henry Kautz, Professor Ehsan Hoque, and Doctor Vincent Silenzio. He had two fantastic collaborators in Rochester: Dr. Anis Zaman and Dr. Rupam Acharyya. Also, Boyu has worked at Empatica as a research intern.

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Given his personal experience, Boyu is always rooted for individuals who suffered from depression, grew up in single-parent families, and/or survived life-threatening accidents, e.g., motor vehicle crashes. Please feel free to reach out!

Disclaimer: Boyu gets a lot of inquiries, e.g., Ph.D. applications and industry collaboration. Notice that Boyu does not give any medical advice. Boyu is not a healthcare provider by any definition. For industry collaboration, please contact Sable, our top-notch assistant.