Michelle Yuan

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Maryland. My research primarily focuses on problems in machine learning and natural language processing. I am advised by Jordan Boyd-Graber and work in CLIP. I also collaborate with Benjamin Van Durme at Johns Hopkins University.

I currently work on human-in-the-loop machine learning algorithms. These methods incorporate human feedback as an additional input so that outputs can be interpretable and applicable for downstream tasks. In the future, I am interested in using optimization theory, computational geometry, and statistical learning to develop artifical intelligent systems with fast, interactive updates. Additionally, I would like to explore concepts from HCI, economics, and psychology to observe patterns in human behavior that can help create user-friendly interfaces.

Outside of computer science research, I am an avid mountain climber. I grew up climbing mountains with my mom and will continue to pursue this passion throughout my life. The scenic pictures on this website are taken by me during backpacking trips.




Email: myuan (at) cs (dot) umd (dot) edu
Address: A.V. Williams Building,
8223 Paint Branch Dr,
College Park, MD, 20740
Last updated: January 2019
Website design: Michelle Yuan
Photography: Michelle Yuan