Jianing “Jed” Yang is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Michigan. His research focuses in natural language understanding grounded to robots and physical world. In particular, he is interested in building NLP algorithms and systems to enable human-robot communication and collaboration through natural language. Before joining UMich, he obtained his Master’s in Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University and his Bachelor's in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. He has also worked as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon Web Services, intern and full-time.