I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science department at University of Colorado Boulder.
You can learn more about my life trajectory here.
There are two themes in my research:
1) social aspects of language, how language influences social interaction and how language functions as a lens on social dynamics and human culture;
and 2) multi-community engagement, how a person interacts with multiple communities and how communities relate to each other.
I am also broadly interetested in computational social science, natural language processing and artificial intelligence.
Here is my CV.
I am looking for motivated students who are interested in NLP, data science, computational social science or machine learning! Please read this FAQ before contacting me.
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Here are three representative papers in the past three years:
- Chenhao Tan, Dallas Card, Noah A. Smith.
Friendships, Rivalries, and Trysts: Characterizing Relations between Ideas in Texts.[blog]
In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'2017)
- Chenhao Tan, Vlad Niculae, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee.
Winning Arguments: Interaction Dynamics and Persuasion Strategies in Good-faith Online Discussions.
In Proceedings of the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'2016) (featured on The Washington Post and other media outlets, interview with You Are Not So Smart, on NPR).
- Chenhao Tan, Lillian Lee.
All Who Wander: On the Prevalence and Characteristics of Multi-community Engagement.
In Proceedings of the 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'2015).
If you want to learn more about my research, check my papers. And kudos to all my collaborators!