Huili Chen is an antidisciplinary technologist/scientist/artist, currently pursuing a Ph.D at MIT Media Lab. She works at the intersection of social robotics, human-centered machine learning, and interactive storytelling. She conducts research that advances the state-of-the-art in socially intelligent robots that interact with humans, as well as research that investigates the social, cognitive and emotional impact of robots on humans in various contexts. She holds a M.S from MIT Media Lab, and a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Huili’s work has been published in top AI and HCI journals and conferences (e.g., ACM HRI, ACM ICMI), and won the Best Paper Nominee and Honorable Mention awards. Her artwork has been exhibited at different venues (e.g., the Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art). She is also the recipient of multiple competitions and awards such as MIT Graduate Women of Excellence, Media Lab Learning Fellow Award, and Forbes 30under30 China. Lastly, she has a real passion for social empowerment and advocacy, serving on the leadership team for China Education Symposium at Harvard and hosted Chinese LGBTQ visibility workshops in Boston.