Hello! This is Jianing “Jed” Yang (杨佳宁). I am a first-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Michigan. I am a member of SLED lab, advised by Prof. Joyce Chai. I do research on natural language understanding, particularly those grounded to robots and physical world. I am interested in building NLP algorithms and systems that enable human-robot communication and collaboration through natural language.

Before joining UMich, I obtained my Master’s in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University where I worked with Prof. Louis-Philippe Morency and Prof. Matt Gormley on Multimodal Natural Language Understanding, Dataset Bias Analysis, and Machine Learning. I got my Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Before I delved fully into research, I had worked as a Software Development Engineer at  Amazon Web Services, intern and full-time.

Outside of work, you will find me skiing/cooking/baking/photographing.

  • Robot NLP
  • Interactive Task Learning
  • Multimodal Machine Learning
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, 2025 (expected)

    University of Michigan

  • M.S. in Machine Learning, 2020

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • B.S. in Computer Science, 2018

    Georgia Institute of Technology