About me

Boyu Zhang is a Ph.D. student at MIT, advised by Prof. Rosalind Picard in the Affective Computing Group. He is also a trainee at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, advised by Dr. Charles A. Czeisler and awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from NIH.

Boyu studies AI for precision medicine, particularly in sleep, circadian rhythm, and neurology. He investigates clinically validated and non-invasive health technology tailored for each individual. 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 Prof. Henry Kautz, Prof. Ehsan Hoque, and Dr. Vincent Silenzio.

Boyu will join Takeda Pharmaceuticals in summer 2024 as a research intern in the Sensing and Measurement team. Also, Boyu has worked at Empatica as a research intern in the data science team.

Want to chat with Boyu?

Given his personal experience, Boyu is always open to talk to individuals who suffered from depression, grew up in single-parent families, or survived traumatic life-threatening events. 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 the media lab directly.