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Ning Wang

Research Associate Professor of Computer Science


  • Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, University of Southern California


Ning Wang conducts research in human-computer interaction for improving human-AI alliances. 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 in 2008. Her research interests include AI education, explainable AI, pedagogical agents, game-based learning, and computational social intelligence.

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AI education, explainable AI, pedagogical agents, game-based learning, persuasive technology, computational social intelligence


  • 2023 I/ITSEC Serious Games Student Choice Award
  • 2023 HCII Learning and Collaboration Technologies Best Paper Award
  • 2009 International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Best Paper Award
  • 2008 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies Most Cited Paper Award
  • 2005 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education Best Student Paper Award
  • Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
  • ICT 364
  • Institute For Creative Technologies
  • 12015 Waterfront Drive Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536
  • USC Mail Code: 2536
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