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Qian Yang
Assistant professor in Information Science at Cornell
Faculty field member at  Computer Science

Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University (w/ SIGCHI outstanding dissertation)
M.Des, B.Eng, and B.BA from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
I am a human-AI interaction designer and researcher. My research goal is to better understand how to bring human and societal goods to bear on frontier AI technologies and how to make them more accessible for human-centered AI product/ service innovation. Recently, my group has been focusing on two types of AI technologies: natural language generation systems (e.g., How can we better harness machine-generated texts to enhance people's thinking during writing, as AI increasingly automates the "text generation" aspect of writing?) and pervasive sensing + AI ecosystem for mental health care (e.g., What does such a societal-scale, AI-infused healthcare ecosystem look like?).

My group's research has been supported by the NSF, the NIH, Schmidt Futures, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, and Weill Cornell Medicine, among others.
I mentor students both in Information Science and Computer Science.  Cornell students interested in joining us: I always seek the right students to join our ongoing research projects. New RAship positions typically become available at the beginning of each semester (spring, summer, fall). Feel free to email me around that time, mention [RAship application] in the email subject line, and briefly describe your skillsets and research interests.
I will recruit one Ph.D. student to work on research at the intersection of HCI and NLP. If interested, please mention my name in your Ph.D. application to Cornell's InfoSci or CS Ph.D. program.
I am also recruiting one postdoc to work at the intersection of HCI, AI, and mental health care. The start date can be any time in 2024. If interested, reach out directly. 

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