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Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Areas: Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics; Electronic Commerce
Yiling Chen’s research lies at the intersection of computer science and economics, encompassing algorithms, complexity, mechanism design, game theory, optimization, multi-agent systems, and machine learning.
She is interested in designing and analyzing social and organizational systems such as markets, information aggregation instruments, advertising mechanisms, and online communities, according to both computational and economic objectives.
Chen received a Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technology from Pennsylvania State University, University Park; a Master of Economics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; and a Bachelor of Economics from Renmin University, Beijing, China.
Prior to Chen’s appointment at Harvard, she was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research, and served as a Teaching/Research Assistant at various institutions, including Pennsylvania State University, Iowa State University, and Tsinghua University.
Chen has served as the Tutorial Chair of the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC), 2008, and on the Program Committee for the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2008, and the International Workshop on Internet and Network Economics (WINE), 2008. She has co-organized the 2nd and the 3rd Workshops on Prediction Markets, 2007-2008. She has also been a reviewer for Management Science, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems and e-Business Management, and various conferences.
Chen’s awards include Outstanding Paper Award, ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC), 2008; Honorable Mention, Decision Science Institute Doctoral Dissertation Competition, 2006; and eBRC Doctoral Support Award, eBusiness Research Center at Penn State University, 2004.