Shuhan Wang

Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University

441 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853 

I'm extremely interested in languages. The purpose of my research is to build a bridge between languages and computer science.
My research focuses on Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Educational Technology and Natural Language Processing.
My advisor is Professor Erik Andersen. I'm also happy to work with Professor Dexter Kozen and Professor John Whitman (Minor in Linguistics).


  1. Shuhan Wang, Brandon Cohen, Sixian Yi, Jung Yun Park, Nicholas Teo and Erik Andersen. Goal-based Progression Synthesis in a Korean Learning Game. In The 14th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG), 2019. [pdf]
  2. Shuhan Wang, Hao Wu, Ji Hun Kim and Erik Andersen. Adaptive Learning Material Recommendation in Online Language Education. In The 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), 2019. [AIED short version][Full Version]
  3. Tong Mu, Shuhan Wang, Erik Andersen, Emma Brunskill. Combining Adaptivity with Progression Ordering for Intelligent Tutoring Systems. In The ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale (L@S), 2018. [pdf]
  4. Shuhan Wang, Fang He and Erik Andersen. A Unified Framework for Knowledge Assessment and Progression Analysis and Design. In The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2017. [pdf][slides]
  5. Shuhan Wang and Erik Andersen. Grammatical Templates: Improving Text Difficulty Evaluation for Language Learners. In The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), 2016. [pdf][poster]
  6. Shuhan Wang and Zhihong Deng. Semantic inversion in xml keyword search with general conditional random fields. In The 14th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE), 2013.


  • August 2014 - May 2019     Ph.D., Computer Science, Cornell University.
  • September 2010 - July 2014   B.S., Computer Science, Peking University.

Work Experiences

  • May 2018 - August 2018   Software Engineering Intern, Facebook, Menlo Park.
  • May 2015 - August 2015   Software Engineering Intern, Google, Mountain View.
  • August 2013 - May 2014   System Engineer Intern, Yahoo!, Beijing.


  • I have started learning Spanish since September 2017 and reached B2 level.
  • I learned German online and reached B2 level.
  • My favorite language is Japanese. I passed N1 of JLPT in December 2012.
  • I respect English. It is relatively easy, but actually very hard for me.
  • There is a Chinese word '敬畏' which best describes my attitude towards my mother language.


  • My interest in languages is derived from my interest in cultural geography.
  • I'm proud to be a Hoteler.
  • My favorite city in China is Hefei.
  • You can always call me Sona Tithew instead. While I don't have any other names, and probably will not.