X. Jessie Yang, PhD
Associate Professor
Industrial & Operations Engineering
School of Information (courtesy appointment)

I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. I also hold a courtesy appointment at the School of Information and an affiliated position at the Robotics Institute. Prior to joining U-M, I was a postdoc at the Interactive Robotics Group of MIT and the SUTD-MIT International Design Center. I obtained my Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Human Factors) from Nanyang Technological University, working with Taezoon Park and Christopher D. Wickens. My research interests include human-autonomy/robot interaction, human factors in high-risk industries, and user experience design.

Awards and Honors

  • IOE Richard Wilson Faculty Scholar, 2022
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2021
  • NATO Innovation Challenge (2nd prize), 2020
  • Vincent Bendix (Best Article) Award, 2020
  • Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award, 2020
  • ZF TRW Automotive Endowed Research Award, 2019
  • Late-Breaking Report Award (3rd Prize), HRI 2018
  • SUTD-MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014 – 2016
  • Best Poster Award (Silver), Singapore Health Congress, 2013
  • Nanyang Graduate Research Scholarship, 2006 – 2008
  • GLC-SM Undergraduate Scholarship, 2002 – 2006