I'm a first-year Ph.D. student at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, currently working on misinformation on social networks and algorithmic fairness. Generally speaking, my research interest is in leveraging methodologies from graph theory and machine learning to develop better algorithms and mechanisms to solve real-world problems in social networks and economics, with a special interest in fairness in algorithm design.
Prior to MIT, I received my Bachelor's degree from Columbia University, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Economics and Applied Mathematics. At Columbia, I received my first research training from Prof. Augustin Chaintreau and Ana-Andreea Stoica.
My Chinese name is 韩心怡 and I'm proud to be the first in my family to attend college and grad school.
To support and empower Chinese women in academia, I started a Chinese Women in Academia女性在学术界 group on DouBan and a Welcome to Academia Chinese wiki on Github. If you are a Chinese-speaking female studying/working in academia, welcome!
Outside of academia, I love photography (especially landscape) and reading (especially Latin American literature).