Diyi Yang Named to IEEE's AI's 10 to Watch List

Diyi Yang is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing

Diyi Yang is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing 

Diyi Yang, an assistant professor at the School of Interactive Computing, has been named to IEEE’s The Future of AI: AI’s 10 to Watch 2020 list.

Yang is also a current seed grant winner from the GVU/Institute for People and Technology (IPaT)/Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Seed Grant program.

The IEEE list recognizes 10 young academics who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in artificial intelligence. Yang has distinguished herself by pioneering an approach that couples machine learning with social psychology and sociology to model human communication in social context using natural language processing.

“I am deeply honored to receive this and would like to thank IEEE for the recognition. This would not have been possible without the support and efforts from so many students, mentors, and collaborators,” said Yang.

Yang joined Georgia Tech in August 2019 after earning her doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University that same year. Yang’s lab, Social Language and Technologies (SALT), researches both content and social aspects of human language and develops interventions to facilitate human-human and human-machine communication.

Those making the 2020 list were chosen based on a worldwide call asking for nominations of people who have received a Ph.D. since 2014. Final selections were made by IEEE’s editorial and advisory board members and based on reputation, impact, scientific quality, expert endorsement, and diversity.

This award wraps up a big year for Yang, who was also named to Forbes 30 under 30 in Science and received a Best Paper honorable mention at Conference on Computer-supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).


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