Mingda Chen

PhD Candidate
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
6045 S Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL, 60637

Email: mchen [at] ttic [dot] edu

[CV (as of Sept. 2021)] [Google Scholar]

I am on the 2021-2022 job market looking for positions in academia and industry.


I am a 6th-year PhD student at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago advised by Prof. Kevin Gimpel. Previously, I have interned at Google AI and Facebook AI. I received my BS in Applied Math from Zhejiang University in 2015.

I am supported by a Google PhD Fellowship.

Research Summary

How can we build computational models capable of understanding and learning from the traces left by humans? To tackle this problem, my research seeks to tailor naturally-occurring textual data to serve as training corpora for various purposes and to establish challenging evaluation tasks. In particular,

Publications and Preprints

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