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George Chen

Assistant Professor of Information Systems


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Biography

George Chen is an assistant professor of information systems at Heinz College. He works on machine learning for social data analytics, healthcare, and infrastructure development. He is particularly interested in developing nonparametric inference methods and providing theoretical guarantees for why they work.

George obtained his S.M. (2012), E.E. (2014), and Ph.D. (2015) degrees from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MIT, where he primarily worked in machine learning. He previously completed his B.S. (2010) at UC Berkeley with dual majors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and Engineering Mathematics and Statistics. He enjoys teaching and has taught for courses at UC Berkeley, MIT, and in Jerusalem at a summer program MEET that brings together Israeli and Palestinian high school students.

Research Interests


Machine learning, social data analytics, healthcare, infrastructure development

Education


PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT 2015
SM, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT 2012
BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Engineering Mathematics and Statistics, UC Berkeley 2010