I am a first-year graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I work with Dr. Joseph Williams as a part of the IAI research group at the DGP lab. My research agenda is to power user interfaces with a unifying adaptive experiment engine, and use artificial intelligence to personalize interventions to help people.

During my undergraduate at UofT, I studied computer science (advanced major) and statistics. I also did a minor in mathematics.

My Research Career

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My undergraduate studies






Programs of Study




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Pan Chen’s Projects


Voice Reflection System
Voice Reflection System

This reflection system renovated how students do their reflections on course concepts and knowledge and used NLP techniques to increase the efficiency and consistency of validation. This system was deployed at a 300-level databases course at the University of Toronto.

Statistical Consequences of Dueling Bandits

A paper at Workshop on Reinforcement Learning for Education, 14th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Paris, France, 2021. This paper analyzes power, regret, the proportion of Condorcet winners for Double Thompson sampling and Uniform assignment with dueling bandits algorithm.

Mindfulness Trainer

Worked as an external UI/UX researcher to build a web app for the RAD lab at UofT, to help participants manage mental health more efficiently.


Face-Control Snake Game

Applied a TensorFlow model called PoseNet to detect the player’s position in real-time, so that the player can move their face to control the snake.

General Customized Email Merger (GCEM)

GCEM is an online tool that makes mail merge easier. Users can also track the open of the email and any link inside the email body. This tool is compatible with Gmail, Outlook, or other email services with a correct SMTP configuration.

Get UofT Access

A Chrome extension that automatically redirects webpage to with one click. Save your time! It may take 5 seconds to 10 seconds to copy and paste in the address bar, but now it is just one click. This tool benefits 65+ researchers.

Your Today

Your Today is a Web Application that is built with Express for the backend, ReactJS for the frontend, and MongoDB for the database. Many frameworks/libraries / External API have been used, such as Material-UI, Socket.IO, OpenWeatherMap and so on. The app provides users with a way to customize their browser homepages. Additionally, users can send instant messages to their contacts.

Comments from Family, Friends, and Strangers.

  1. Your website looks great! The new functionality for making a message private or public is a good idea too!

  2. Hello World! Long time no see! (。^▽^)

  3. Sooooo DAMN Good Website!!

  4. u r really amazing, my dude!

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