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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
email: qianyang at cornell dot edu
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 evermore complex AI systems and create interactive tools that make such AI more accessible for human-centered design innovation. Recently, my group has been particularly interested in two types of AIs: natural language generation systems (how to make NLG more useful to writers?) and clinical decision support systems (how to make clinical AI more useful to clinicians and integrated with clinical work?). Our work has been kindly supported by the NSF, The President's Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), Cornell Institute for Digital AgricultureCornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS), among others. 
I mentor students both in Information Science and Computer Science.  Cornell students interested in joining us: I am always looking for the right students to join ongoing research projects.  You can learn more about these projects here.
We are hiring 1-2 CS-major undergraduate/Master-level research assistants to together innovate interactions around large language models. We are also hiring a qualitative UX researcher (Lowerclassmen are preferred for this position). If interested, please email me (qian yang at Cornell dot edu) your CV and related experiences and interests directly and mention [Undergrad/Master RA] in the title.
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