Jilin Chen

Author: Jilin Chen

I'm a PhD Candidate at GroupLens Research, University of Minnesota. I build systems that help people find useful information in social media by inferring interest, influence, and social relationships from "digital traces" that people left online. I also analyze the dynamics of online groups in social media using social psychology theories.

In recent years I have also been lucky enough to work as interns for various industry research labs, including Xerox PARC, IBM Research, and Microsoft Research Asia.


Publication period start: 2007
Number of co-authors: 26


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Yuqing Ren
Rowan Nairn
John Riedl

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
John Riedl
Michael J. Muller
Loren Terveen


Priedhorsky, Reid, Chen, Jilin, Lam, Shyong (Tony) K., Panciera, Katherine, Terveen, Loren, Riedl, John (2007): Creating, destroying, and restoring value in wikipedia. In: GROUP07: International Conference on Supporting Group Work , 2007, . pp. 259-268. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1316624.1316663

Chen, Jilin, Geyer, Werner, Dugan, Casey, Muller, Michael J., Guy, Ido (2009): Make new friends, but keep the old: recommending people on social networking sites. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 201-210. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518735

Chen, Jilin, Ren, Yuqing, Riedl, John (2010): The effects of diversity on group productivity and member withdrawal in online volunteer g. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 821-830. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753447

Chen, Jilin, Nairn, Rowan, Nelson, Les, Bernstein, Michael, Chi, Ed H. (2010): Short and tweet: experiments on recommending content from information streams. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 1185-1194. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753503

Bernstein, Michael S., Suh, Bongwon, Hong, Lichan, Chen, Jilin, Kairam, Sanjay, Chi, Ed H. (2010): Eddi: interactive topic-based browsing of social status streams. In: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2010, . pp. 303-312. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1866029.1866077

Chen, Jilin, Nairn, Rowan, Chi, Ed (2011): Speak little and well: recommending conversations in online social streams. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 217-226. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1978974

Wang, Loxley Sijia, Chen, Jilin, Ren, Yuqing, Riedl, John (2012): Searching for the Goldilocks zone: trade-offs in managing online volunteer groups. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 989-998. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145351

Kapoor, Nishikant, Chen, Jilin, Butler, John T., Fouty, Gary C., Stemper, James A., Riedl, John, Konstan, Joseph A. (2007): TechLens: a researcher's desktop. In: Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2007, . pp. 183-184. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1297231.1297268