The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Industry workshop (11/30) - Dr. Sherry Yong Chen

who: Dr. Sherry Yong Chen
when: 11/30, 2pm
where: virtual talk (contact Hadas for zoom link)
what: Sherry got her PhD in linguistics from MIT, where she worked on semantics/pragmatics and language acquisition. She currently works as a Knowledge Engineer at Amazon – Alexa AI. In her role, she creates ontological designs to expand Alexa’s question-answering abilities, performs data analyses to understand existing gaps, and does program management for her team’s event coverage. Most recently, she worked on Alexa’s QnA coverage for the midterm election.

To learn more about her team: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/locations/sba-california

Sherry came to the US as an international student, and has experience in navigating the job market and the immigration processes.