My name is Chiyuan Zhang, pluskid is my nickname on the Internet, you can also call me kid directly, as many of mine friends do.

I’m a senior in the State Key Lab. of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University. And I’ll continue my study here for a master’s degree in Computer Science and Technology after graduate on the summer of 2009. My supervisor is Prof. Xiaofei He.

I’m the TG (Technology Group) Leader of Microsoft Technology Club of ZJU. It’s a happy team just like a big family. I received a gift (many cute hooks) from MSTC on the New Year Party of 2008, (one of) which is shown in the photo above. I like it very much.

As a programmer, I appreciate the idea of Open Source and respect those hackers who made outstanding contribution to the open source community. I was an enthusiastic promoter for Debian and Emacs. We gave talks to promote Linux and distributed Debian CDs for free. And my extension YASnippet is very popular among Emacers. But I don’t like to treat this enthusiasm as something related to religious. In order to implement the first one of the Three Virtues of a Programmer — Laziness, I’ll use the most convenient tools to get things done, no matter whether it is Debian or Ubuntu, Linux or Windows, Emacs or Vim, Ruby or Python, etc. Besides, I have some open source projects of my own.

As a student of Computer Science, my research interests are in Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Information Retrieval related areas, which I found very interesting. Besides, I’m also interested in how the methodologies and ideas of engineering can be borrowed to the process of doing research.

Just like many people around me, I like watching anime. And I may also draw some cartoons when I have free time — as the one on the right side. While I’m not good at sports, I’ll go and play table tennis sometimes and I like mountain climbing very much.

## Contacts

I do not use Instant Messenger very often, the most convenient way to contact me is sending me an email.

• MSN/GTalk: pluskid@gmail.com