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Jocelyn Shen

About Me

Hi! I'm Jocelyn, a Master's student at the MIT Media Lab's Personal Robots Group, advised by Professor Cynthia Breazeal. I graduated from MIT in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science alongisde a minor in Economics. My research interests are at the intersection of conversational AI, human-robot and human-computer interaction, and NLP. In particular, I'm interested in how AI agents can be used to foster social connectivity, sharing and expressing personal stories through creative modalities and engaging interactions. In the past, I've worked at Facebook (Software Engineering Intern), Citadel (Software Engineering Intern), and Affectiva (Data Science Intern), where I've developed full stack applications, backend infrastructures, and machine learning pipelines. Aside from my work, I like to sketch characters and write anything ranging from poems to essays to novels. My awarded creative works often center around themes of racial identity, the meaning of art, and the digital age. Check out the rest of this site to learn more, and feel free to reach out!