I'm a rising senior at Cornell University double majoring in Computer Science and Statistics. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Professor Rene Kizilcec and the Future of Learning Lab, Professor Lillian Lee and Jack Hessel, and Professor Joe Guinness. As a result, my research interests have been shaped by the fields of machine learning, natural language processing, computational social science, human-computer interaction, education, and statistics.
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).

Research Papers

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
[PDF] [Poster]

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

Cornell Data Science Projects

Work & Teaching Experience

Microsoft - 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
Teaching Assistant
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


Fun Facts

I used to run competitively - I ran the 800m leg on my high school's Distance Medley Relay at New Balance Outdoor Nationals.
I was certified as a CompTIA A+ Technician as an 11 year old.
My favorite basketball team is the Toronto Raptors.