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I'm a second-year Ph.D. student at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT, advised by Prof. Devavrat Shah (EECS) and coadvised by Prof. Fotini Christia (PoliSci). My research interest is in leveraging methodologies from causal inference, graph theory and machine learning to develop better mechanisms and systems to address social problems, with a special interest in fairness and disparities. I currently work on evaluating the effect of civilian race on policing outcomes in the criminal justcie system.

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.

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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).