Qian Yang, who joined Information Science as an assistant professor last Fall, has been named one of three recipients of the SIGCHI 2021 Dissertation Award for her paper, "Profiling AI as a Material for User Experience Design".

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Qian Yang
Qian Yang

Yang's research focuses on integrating artificial intelligence applications into human-centered technology design practices. She received her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University HCI Institute.

ā€œI work in the middle in trying to bridge the two sides of human computer interaction ā€“ the scholars who work on the human complexity side, and those who work to advance the technology,ā€ she said in a recent profile.