Jilin Chen

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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.

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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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145351

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1978974

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. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1866029.1866077

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. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753503

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. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753447

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. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518735

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1297231.1297268

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. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1316624.1316663