Hi there! I am Young-Min Cho (go by Jeffrey), a first year Ph.D. student in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence. As a member of Penn NLP, WWBP and CSL, I am advised by Dr. Lyle Ungar and Dr. Sharath Chandra Guntuku.
I’m deeply intrigued by the potential of Large Language Models and am keen on discovering innovative methods to address challenges. Lately, my focus has been on conversational agents, exploring aspects like back-channeling, interruption, and multi-party discussions. Additionally, I have been engaged in computational social listening projects, examining social and psychological insights derived from social media data analysis.
Previously, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Applied Statistics from Yonsei University, where I studied under Dr. Sunku Hahn and Dr. Taeyoung Park. Additionally, I obtained a Master of Science in Engineering in Data Science from the University of Pennsylvania, where I was advised by Dr. Chris Callison-Burch.
[Dec 2023] I have been selected to be an AWS-AI ASSET Fellow for 2024!
[Nov 2022] Our work, A Cross-Cultural Examination of Temporal Orientation through Everyday Language on Social Media, is accepted to PLOS ONE!