Sihan Chen

Sihan Chen

Ph.D candidate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Hi! I am a third-year Ph.D candidate at Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, supported by the Hilibrand Fellowship. I am currently working in TedLab, where I apply quantitative methods to look into many interesting topics related to natural languages. Before, I was an undergraduate student majoring in mechanical engineering at University of Miami. Here is my CV.

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Information Theory
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude), 2019

    University of Miami


Teaching Assistant - 9.59 Lab in Psycholinguistics
MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences
February 2023 – May 2023 Cambridge, MA
Teaching Assistant - 9.66 Computational Cognitive Science
MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences
September 2021 – December 2021 Cambridge, MA
Assistant Scientist
SilicoSpine Inc.
January 2020 – August 2020 Miami, FL

Responsibilities include:

  • Magnetic Resonance (MR) image segmentation
  • Finite element modeling of the human intervertebral disc (IVD)
  • Mathematical modeling of nutrition pathways in the human IVD
Peer Tutor
Camner Center for Academic Resources at the University of Miami
October 2017 – May 2019 Miami, FL
  • 360 hours of tutoring experience in total
  • CRLA (College Reading and Learning Certification) Level 3 certified;
  • courses tutored: Calculus 2 (MTH 162), Linear Algebra (MTH 210), Differential Equations (MTH 311), University Physics I, II, and III (PHY 205, PHY 206, and PHY 207), Mechanics of Solids I and II (CAE 210 and MAE 207), Thermodynamics (MAE 303), Fluid Mechanics (MAE 309), Heat Transfer (MAE 310), and Mechanical Design I (MAE 341), Electric Circuit Theory (ECE 205)


Social & Behavioral Research Investigators
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