I am a Ph.D. candidate at MIT CSAIL, advised by Professor David Sontag in the Clinical Machine Learning group. My research focuses on machine learning and its applications to solving important real-world problems including *healthcare* and *fairness*.

Prior to MIT, I worked at Dropbox as Data Scientist, Chief of Staff, and Machine Learning Engineer. I graduated from Harvard with a joint AB/SM in Applied Math and Computational Engineering where I researched with Michael Luca and Ben Edelman.

You can email me at iychen [at] mit [dot] edu or reach me on Twitter.

- May ‘18: Our paper Why is My Classifier Discriminatory? is now available on arXiv.
- May ‘18: I received the Seth J. Teller Award for Excellence, Inclusion, and Diversity.
- Apr ‘18: I ran the 2018 Boston Marathon and raised over $10,000 for charity!
- Jan ‘18: I was selected as a Finalist for the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship.

Current research projects include

**Congestive Heart Failure**: How can we combine electronic health records with mechanistic information to better treat heart failure? What signal do echocardiograms contain? In collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.**Health Knowledge Graph**: How can we build a structure to capture causal information on symptoms and diseases? Can we capture and quantify error in the model?**Fairness in machine learning**: How can we make models that represent people of all genders and races? In a world of limited resources, how can we create more inclusive models?

**Why Is My Classifier Discriminatory?**Irene Chen, Fredrik D. Johansson, David Sontag.*Preprint.*[arXiv]**Sources of Unfairness in Intensive Care Unit Mortality Scores.**Irene Chen, Fredrik D. Johansson, David Sontag.*Women in Machine Learning Workshop at NIPS 2017.*

At Harvard, I was awarded the Derek Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for outstanding teaching evaluations.

I have served on the teaching staff for the following Harvard classes.

- Linear Algebra and Real Analysis I, Paul Bamberg
- Microeconomic Theory, Ed Glaeser
- Linear Algebra and Real Analysis II, Paul Bamberg
- Multivariable Calculus, Evelyn Hu and Avi Shapiro
- Differential Equations, Margo Levine and Avi Shapiro
- Algorithms and Data Structures, Jelani Nelson

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