Dakuo Wang

Dakuo Wang

Research Staff Member
& Principal Investigator
& Adjunct Professor

IBM Research AI

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Northeastern University

About Me

Dakuo Wang is a Senior Staff Member at IBM Research, Principal Investigator at MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, and Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University. His research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI), artificial intelligence (AI), and data science, with a focus on the exploration, development, and evaluation of human-centered AI (HCAI) systems. The overarching goal is to democratize AI for every person and every organization, so that they can access their own AI and collaborate with these real-world AI systems (human-AI collaboration).

Dakuo is co-leading IBM Research’s human-centered natural language processing strategy (HC-NLP). In the past couple of years, he has led a team to conduct research for IBM’s Automation of AI & Data Science strategy (AutoAI). Outside his IBM work, Dakuo is broadly interested in healthcare and educational AI systems as well.

Before joining IBM Research, Dakuo got his Ph.D. from the University of California Irvine (advisor: Judith Olson and Gary Olson). He has worked as a designer, researcher, and engineer in the U.S., China, and France. He serves in organizing committees, program committees, and editorial boards for a variety of venues, and ACM has recognized him as an ACM Distinguished Speaker.

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
  • Human-AI Collaboration
  • Data Science
  • PhD in Information and Computer Sciences

    University of California Irvine

  • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    University of California Irvine

  • MS in Information System

    École centrale d’électronique, Paris

  • BS in Computer Science

    Beijing University of Technology


(2021). " Brilliant AI Doctor" in Rural China: Tensions and Challenges in AI-Powered CDSS Deployment. Proceedings of the CHI'21.

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(2021). AutoDS: Towards Human-Centered Automation of Data Science. Proceeding of CHI'21.

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(2021). CASS: Towards Building a Social-Support Chatbot for Online Health Community. Proceedings of the CSCW'21.

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(2021). Themisto: Towards Automated Documentation Generation in Computational Notebooks. arXiv preprint arXiv:2102.12592.