Computer scientist Yiling Chen named among “AI’s 10 to Watch”

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Yiling Chen, assistant professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been named by IEEE Intelligent Systems as among “AI’s 10 to Watch.”

Published in the January/February 2011 issue, the honor acknowledges “10 accomplished AI researchers in their early careers … who promise to be the leaders of the field.”

The winners, nominated by senior researchers in academia and industry, are chosen every two years by a committee comprising members of the magazine’s advisory and editorial boards.

“We at SEAS are thrilled to have Yiling Chen recognized by IEEE Intelligent Systems as one of AI’s 10 to Watch,” says Michael Mitzenmacher, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and area dean at SEAS. “Her work on prediction markets and other mechanisms for information aggregation brings computer science together with economics and social science in deep and fundamental ways. Yiling provides a shining example of how computer science research can connect to the broader Harvard universe, enriching both.”

Chen’s current research focuses on designing and analyzing social and organizational systems according to both economic and computational objectives.