Meilin Zhan 詹美琳

Data Scientist, Cognitive Scientist, Computational Linguist

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Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, 2020

Marr Prize for Best Student Paper, Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2018

University of California, San Diego

M.A. in Linguistics, 2016

The University of Edinburgh

M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics with Distinction, 2013

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

B.A. in English Linguistics, 2012

Experience

Airbnb, Data Science Intern, June - August 2019, San Francisco, CA Internship Story

UpLift Inc., Data Science and Language Technology Intern, June - August 2018, Menlo Park, CA

Papers

Meilin Zhan, Roger Levy and Andrew Kehler. 2020. Pronoun Interpretation in Mandarin Chinese follows principles of Bayesian inference. PLOS ONE 15(8):1–42. DOI PDF

Meilin Zhan and Roger P. Levy. 2019. Availability-Based Production Predicts Speakers’ Real-time Choices of Mandarin Classifiers. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1268–1274. PDF

Meilin Zhan and Roger Levy. 2018. Comparing Theories of Speaker Choice Using a Model of Classifier Production in Mandarin Chinese. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, pp. 1997–2005. DOI PDF

Erik Kaestner, Adam Milton Morgan, Joseph Snider, Meilin Zhan, Xi Jiang, Roger Levy, Victor S. Ferreira, Thomas Thesen and Eric Halgren. 2018. Toward a database of intracranial electrophysiology during natural language presentation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 35(6): 729-738. DOI

Meilin Zhan, Roger Levy and Andrew Kehler. 2016. Bayesian Pronoun Interpretation in Mandarin Chinese. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 2393–2398. PDF

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