Credentials: Department of Computer Science
Position title: PhD Student
Advisor: Yea-Seul Kim
Keywords: Visualization, accessibility, assistive technologies, machine learning
BS 2017, (1) Management, Information Management, and Information Systems, (2) Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Beihang University, Beijing, China
MS 2019, Information Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Yanan Wang’s research interests pertain to investigating the needs of people with visual impairments and resolving the gap between their needs and available technologies by building usable systems and algorithms. She applies machine learning models in developing methods to better support people with visual impairments in accessing information. She has contributed to research that analyzes the questions people with visual impairments would ask when given images to develop models to classify the questions by required computer vision techniques. She has also conducted many human subject studies to further understand how people with visual impairments interact with systems.