Hi there, this is Qian. I am a human-AI interaction researcher. I help translate AI's algorithmic advances into valuable real-world applications that serve human ends. I have so far designed several high-consequence AI applications: from decision support systems for life-and-death healthcare decisions (i.e. artificial heart implants and cancer diagnoses) to context-aware mobile services, from Natural Language Generation systems to autonomous cars. Building upon this related vein of practice, I work to inform a basic understanding of AI as a material for HCI design. In addition, I innovate methods and tools for the UX design and HCI practicing communities, helping them to better integrate AI into their day-to-day practices. You can find my CV here, and my research publications on Google Scholar.
I am currently wrapping up my Ph.D. work in Human-computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, where I am advised by Prof. John Zimmerman and Prof. Aaron Steinfeld. Before CMU, I worked in design consultancy and in the industry (2007-2014). I hold Master of HCI from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Master of Design and Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Design from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
I will be joining Cornell University as an assistant professor in Information Science this fall. Cornell Students interested in doing research with me: I am always looking for the right students to join my research projects on human-centered machine learning/AI. Please include [Cornell student outreach] in your email subject line, and let me know which aspect(s) of this topic particularly interests you.
email: qy242 at cornell dot edu