Yixuan ("Janice") Zhang
Pronounce as [y-ee] [sh-oo-en] [j-AH-ng]
Preferred name: Janice
Department of Computer Science
William & Mary
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.
I was awarded a grant from Microsoft Research to explore the interplay of emotional intelligence and LLMs.
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.
I passed my PhD defense! Thank you those who have helped me.
I was honored to be selected as a "Foley
(highest award for excellence in research contributions to computing) at Georgia Tech.
Our paper, "Visualization Design Practices in a Crisis:
Behind the Scenes with COVID-19 Dashboard Creators" was
accepted to VIS'22!
Our other paper, "Investigating Older Adults’ Attitudes
towards Crisis Informatics Tools: Opportunities for
Enhancing Community Resilience during Disasters", was
also accepted at CHI'22!
I passed my PhD dissertation proposal defense!
Our paper, "Shifting Trust: Examining How Trust and
Distrust Emerge, Transform, and Collapse in COVID-19
Information Seeking", was accepted at CHI'22!
I gave a presentation at a webinar--"The Past, Present,
and Future of COVID-19 Dashboards"--organized by the
World Health Organization (WHO) on December 9th, 2021.
I was invited as a panelist at a VIS'21 panel "What is
the Role of VIS in Combating COVID-19?".