Dakuo Wang

Dakuo Wang

Research Staff Member
& Principal Investigator
& Adjunct Professor

IBM Research AI

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Northeastern University

About Me

Dr. Dakuo Wang is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research, Principal Investigator at MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, and Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University, based in Cambridge, MA. His research lies in the intersection between human-computer interaction (HCI) and artificial intelligence (AI). He is now co-leading IBM Research’s human-centered natural language processing (HC-NLP) strategy. In the past couple of years, he has led a team to conduct human-centered AI research and design user experience for IBM Automation of AI & Data Science strategy. Outside his IBM work, Dakuo is also broadly interested in how humans interact with real-world AI applications (e.g., conversational agents and clinical decision support systems). He argues “the goal of designing Human-Centered AI systems is to achieve Human-AI Collaboration.”

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 is invited to give multiple talks in universities and organizations globally each year, and ACM has recognized Dakuo Wang 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.