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Jessie Yang

X Jessie Yang

Associate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering and Associate Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/763-0541
Office: Industrial & Operations Eng/1205 Beal Ave Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Lab website


I direct the Interaction and Collaboration Research Lab (ICRL). My research aims to understand how humans interact and collaborate with each other, with autonomous agents and with robots, and to propose design solutions facilitating such interactions and collaborations.



Areas of interest

Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction

Honors & Awards

Richard Wilson Faculty Fellow, NSF CAREER Award, Vincent Bendix (Best Article) Award


Ph.D. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
B.Eng. Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Headshots of Xi Jessie Yang and Lionel Robert. "Quoted by AMSE, Assistant professor Xi Jessie Yang, Associate professor Lionel Robert, Are you ready to trust Robotic Systems?"
Yang and Robert: Are you ready to trust robots?

The age of robots is around the corner, but are humans ready? UMSI professors Xi Jessie Yang and Lionel Robert weigh in on how humans and robots can comfortably coexist.

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