Hello! This is Jianing “Jed” Yang (杨佳宁). I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Michigan. I am a member of SLED lab, advised by Joyce Chai and frequently collaborating with David Fouhey. I do research on Embodied AI, NLP, and Robotics. I am interested in understanding natural language by grounding to robots and physical world, and using natural language as feedback to teach and improve embodied agent. My dream is to build and deploy household robots to homes around the world to help humans with daily tasks and needs.

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.

Click here for my full bio and here for my CV.

⭐️ I will join the Meta Embodied AI team Summer 2024 as a Research Scientist Intern!⭐️
  • Embodied AI
  • Multimodal Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Robobtics
  • 3D Vision
  • Continual 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