About Me


I see myself advancing with strong ability, and passion for new technology and academic research. I have three years of working experience in Machine Learning and Software Testing at Microsoft and research institution. Also, I like to write my blog every week to share some of my new readings and findings.

Areas of Interest: Machine Learning, Computer Graphics, Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)

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Note: I am currently looking for opportunities to conduct research for PhD at univeristies in US. Please feel free to contact me by email if there is such an opportunity. Thanks.

Working Experience

  1. 2020.3 - 2021.6

    • Support Engineer
    • Microsoft, China
    • Azure Machine Learning CSS Team
    • The architecture of Azure public cloud to support Machine Learning algorithm, based on different Azure Service such as Azure Data Lake, Azure Batch, Azure Kubernetes, Azure Edge and Azure Networking etc.
  2. 2018.12 - 2020.3

    • Algorithm Engineer
    • Peng Chen Laboratory, China
    • Network Communication Research Center
    • Flight Control System Testing for fixed-wing UAV (Ardupilot), 3D Printing
  3. 2018.1 - 2018.11

    • Research Assistant (Computer Science)
    • University of Wollongong, Australia
    • Metamorphic Testing - Software Testing
    • Metamorphic Testing - Software Testing, Big Data Analysis, Natural Language Processing


  1. 2021.3 - now
    • Master of Statistics and Operations Research
    • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia
  2. 2019.3 - 2020
    • Netmath (non-degree Courses)
    • University of Illinois (Urbana–Champaign)
    • Major in Mathematics
  3. 2014.3 - 2017.12
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • University of Wollongong, Australia
    • Major in Software Engineering
  4. 2013.3 - 2014.3
    • English for Tertiary Studies
    • University of Wollongong College, Australia
    • Main subjects: Academic English
  5. 2011.9 - 2013.3
    • Bachelor of Business Management
    • China University Of Mining And Technology


  • 2019 Boyang Yan, Brian Yecies, Zhi Quan Zhou: Metamorphic Relations for Data Validation: A Case Study of Translated Text Messages. IEEE/ACM 4th International Workshop on Metamorphic Testing (MET ‘19), in conjunction with the 41st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ‘19).


  1. 2020.6
    • An automated text difference analysis and verification system/method
    • China Patent Office Application ID: 202010489931.8

Awards and Achievements

  1. 2020.3
    • Microsoft Hackathon Prize
  2. 2019.26
    • First Aid CPR AED
    • American Heart Association
  3. 2018.12
    • The best undergraduate final project prize
    • University of Wollongong, Australia
  4. 2018.3
    • Publicly acknowledged in the “Acknowledgements” section of following research paper
    • ICSE
    • 2018 D. Pesu, Z. Q. Zhou*, J. Zhen, and D. Towey: A Monte Carlo method for metamorphic testing of machine translation services,” in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM 3rd International Workshop on Metamorphic Testing (MET ’18), in conjunction with the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ’18).
  5. 2017.3
    • Amateur Radio Operator’s certificate of proficiency (Standard)
    • The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA)
  6. 2014, 2015
    • Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship
    • University of Wollongong, Australia