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Yiling Chen
  • Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State


Chen is a Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prior to joining Harvard, she spent two years at Yahoo! Research in New York City.

Chen was a recipient of NSF Career award and The Penn State Alumni Association Early Career Award, and was selected by IEEE Intelligent Systems as one of "AI's 10 to Watch" in 2011. She is an associate editor for Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation, and ACM Transactions on Social Computing. Chen has co-chaired the 2013 Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE’13) and the 2016 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’16). She has also served on numerous conference program committees and co-organized workshops on a variety of topics.

Chen’s current research focuses on topics in the intersection of computer science and economics. She is interested in designing and analyzing social computing systems according to both computational and economic objectives.

Chen received her 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.