Q. Vera Liao  Q. Vera Liao photo         

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Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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I am a research staff member in IBM Research AI. My research background is in human-computer interaction, and I have broad interests in human-AI interaction. Currently, I mainly work on conversational agents (chatbots, virtual agents, etc.) that support information seeking, decision-making and collaboration.

I publish at top-tier venues such as CHI, CSCW, TOCHI, and AMIA. I received Best Paper Honorable Mention at CHI 2014 for my work on designing deliberation platforms that "nudge" people to hear diverse opinions.

I did Ph.D. in Computer Science (focus on HCI) and M.S in Human Factors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and B.S in Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University.

For latest work, check out my personal website.