Yixuan ("Janice") Zhang


Pronounce as [y-ee] [sh-oo-en] [j-AH-ng]
Preferred name: Janice

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
William & Mary

[May 2024]
Three papers focused on LLM X HCI got accepted by ICML! The topics include trust in LLM, Emotions in Generative AI, and competition dynamics of LLM-based agents.
[April 2024]
I received the 2024-25 W&M FRC Faculty Research Grant for research on the ethics of Generative AI and LLMs in CS education.
[Jan. 2024]
Our paper, "Profiling the Dynamics of Trust & Distrust in Social Media" was accepted to CHI'24!
[Nov. 2023]
I'll be serving as the Publication Co-Chair at ACM DIS'24 and an Associated Chair (AC) in the Program Committee at CHI'24 (LBW).
[Oct. 2023]
I received a Learn, Discover, Innovate grant from the Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation (STLI), William & Mary to examine how to ethically leverage LLMs in computer science education.
[Sept. 2023]
I was awarded a grant from Microsoft Research to explore the interplay of emotional intelligence and LLMs.
[Sept. 2023]
I was awarded a grant from The Society of 1918, William & Mary, to study how well conversational AI supports the mental health needs of women.
[April 2023]
I passed my PhD defense! Thank you those who have helped me.
[Aug. 2022]
I was honored to be named a "Rising Star in EECS" 2022!
[Aug. 2022]
I was honored to be selected as a "Foley Scholar" (highest award for excellence in research contributions to computing) at Georgia Tech.