Q. Vera Liao  Q. Vera Liao photo       

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Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA

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I am a research staff member in the Cognitive Computing department at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. My research interests include human-computer interaction, intelligent user interface, social computing and health informatics. My current work focuses on conversational systems, and I have broad interests in the topics of information seeking, persuasion and personalization. 

I publish at top-tier venues such as CHI, CSCW, TOCHI and AMIA. I received Best Paper Honorable Mention at CHI 2014 for my work on designing deliberation platforms that "nudge" people to hear diverse opinions.

I did Ph.D in Computer Science (focus on HCI) and M.S in Human Factors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and B.S in Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University.