Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department
Ning Wang conducts research in the area of artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and intelligent tutoring systems. She leads the HRI-Trust project, which conducts the algorithmic development of automatically generated explanations for robots to calibrate trust in human-robot interactions. She also leads the DELTA project that investigates the use of virtual role-play and digital doppelgängers to improve learning transfer and facilitate attitude and behavior change. She is a research assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and a research scientist at ICT. Previously she was a research assistant professor at the Computer Science department of the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. She received her B.S. in Computer Science and Technology from Hunan University, and later joined the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University as a researcher and a master’s student major in human-computer interaction. She completed her Ph.D. thesis on computational social intelligence in pedagogical agents at the Center for Advanced Research in Technology for Education of the Information Sciences Institute at USC. Her research interests include computational social intelligence, pedagogical agents, intelligent tutoring systems, explainable AI, and persuasive technologies. She is currently the chief scientist at Curious Lab.