Hongchen Wu is an Assistant Professor of Chinese in the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Tech University. As a linguist, Hongchen’s research topics have primarily been focused on Asian languages -recent work includes quantifier scope, wh-intermediates, and polarity items. These projects are related to her passion for exploring Syntax-Semantics-Prosody interfaces of linguistic expressions, and they all involve the application of experimental methods to theoretical research. At Georgia Tech, she also led a team of students from different majors to explore interdisciplinary projects, such as the evaluation of forced aligner tools in prosody research, modeling of loanword adaption, and code-switching by bilingual young adults. Hongchen also initiated and spearheads two community outreach projects: the North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition at Georgia Tech and the Stories of Languages and Linguistics podcast site. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stony Brook University in 2019 and her M.A. in Chinese Linguistics from Peking University in 2014.She is also a big fan of v-NYI!