Hongyi Wen

Hongyi Wen

Hongyi Wen is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at NYU Shanghai. Professor Wen received his BEng in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University in 2016. He holds a PhD in Information Science from Cornell University, where he was fortunate to work with Professor Deborah Estrin. His research interest lies in developing human-in-the-loop machine learning systems for improving the long-term values of personalizations.

Select Publications

  • Yuanhe Guo, Haoming Liu, and Hongyi Wen. "Towards Personalized Prompt-Model Retrieval for Generative Recommendation." arXiv preprint arXiv:2308.02205 (2023).
  • Hongyi Wen, Xinyang Yi, Tiansheng Yao, Jiaxi Tang, Lichan Hong, Ed H. Chi. 2022. Distributionally-robust Recommendations for Improving Worst-case User Experience. In Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2022 (WWW ’22).
  • Hongyi Wen, Michael Sobolev, Rachel Vitale, James Kizer, JP Pollak, Frederick Muench, Deborah Estrin. “mPulse Mobile Sensing Model for Passive Detection of Impulsive Behavior: Exploratory Prediction Study”. JMIR Mental Health, 2021.
  • Hongyi Wen, Longqi Yang, Deborah Estrin. “Leveraging post-click feedback for content recommendations”. Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), 2019.
  • Hongyi Wen, Julian Ramos Rojas, and Anind K. Dey. "Serendipity: Finger gesture recognition using an off-the-shelf smartwatch." Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016.


  • BEng, Computer Science and Technology
    Tsinghua University
  • PhD, Information Science
    Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Recommender System
  • Personalization in Education and Health
  • Human-Computer Interaction