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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-centered thinking to bear on emergent AI technologies and create interactive tools that make such AI more accessible for human-centered design innovation. Recently, my group has been focusing on two types of AI: natural language generation systems (How can we better harness machine-generated texts to enhance people's deep thinking during reading and writing, when "text-generation" is easier than ever?) and pervasive sensing + AI ecosystem for longitudinal healthcare (What does a "human-centered design" approach look like when we design societal-level-scale data+AI ecosystems?).

My group's research has been kindly supported by the NSF, the NIH, Schmidt Futures, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, 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 new Ph.D. student who pursues research at the intersection of HCI, NLP, and healthcare. If interested, please mention my name in your Ph.D. application. You can apply to Cornell's InfoSci or CS Ph.D. program.
I am also recruiting 1-2 postdocs who work at the intersection of HCI and NLP. Start date can be any time in 2024. If interested, reach out directly. 

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