I'm a senior at Cornell University double majoring in Computer Science and Statistics.
I am very grateful to have been mentored by Professor Rene Kizilcec,
Professor Lillian Lee and Jack Hessel, and Professor Joe Guinness at Cornell.
Previously, I was a Full Team Lead and the Insights Subteam Lead of Cornell Data Science, a student-run project team that takes on semester-long data science projects (both for corporate sponsorship/university organization sponsorship, as well as personal research interests).
I am applying for PhD programs entering in Fall 2021. I am interested in researching computational social science at the intersection of NLP/ML, HCI, and Psychology, particularly in the context of social media.
Return of the Student: Predicting Re-Engagement in Mobile Learning
Maximillian Chen and Rene Kizilcec
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Educational Data Mining
Student Engagement in Mobile Learning via Text Message
Rene Kizilcec and Maximillian Chen
Proceedings of the Seventh (2020) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale
An Observational Study of the Effect of Nike Vaporfly Shoes on Marathon Performance
Joseph Guinness, Debasmita Bhattacharya, Jenny Chen, Max Chen, and Angela Loh
Mobile Learning During School Disruptions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Rene Kizilcec, Maximillian Chen, Michael Madaio and Amy Ogan
Under Review at AERA Open: Special Topic Collection on Educational Data Science
Data Science Projects
Work & Teaching ExperienceMicrosoft - Redmond, WA/Virtual
Software Engineer Intern (Summer 2020)
Team: Microsoft Excel - Data Visualization and Experiences
Morgan Stanley - New York, NY
Technology Summer Analyst (Summer 2019)
Team: Enterprise Visualization and Analytics
RapidRatings - New York, NY
Analytics Intern (Summer 2018)
Team: Analytics & Coverage
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
CS 4780: Machine Learning for Intelligent Systems - Fall 2020
INFO 5200: Learning Analytics (Masters Level) - Fall 2019
INFO 2950: Intro to Data Science - Spring 2019, Spring 2020
Packages: Scikit-learn, TensorFlow/Keras, PyTorch, D3.js, tidyverse
Other tools: Bash, Bloomberg Terminal
I used to run competitively - I ran the 800m leg on my high school's Distance Medley Relay at New Balance
Outdoor Nationals (we didn't do
I was certified as a CompTIA A+ Technician as an 11 year old.
My favorite basketball team is the Toronto Raptors.