Hi! My name is Sherry Yong Chen, and I am a PhD student at MIT Linguistics. Starting 2020 March, I also serve as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Fellow for MIT Graduate Student Council.
I hail from a tiny little town called Longyou (southeastern China), known for some mysterious grottoes that are thought to date back at least 2,000 years.
As a linguist……
I work primarily on semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces, involving theoretical, experimental as well as computational inquiries.
I also have experiences performing NLP tasks, especially those at the intersection of computer science and psycholinguistics.
When I’m not thinking about linguistics……
I cook, do jigsaw puzzles, and write quirky poems on the refrigerator.