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Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences & Technology, University of Michigan

Ying Xu's research stands at the intersection of education, psychology and human-computer interaction, focusing on the design and evaluation of technologies that promote language and literacy development, STEM learning and wellbeing for children and families.

Xu’s current projects center on the education applications of artificial intelligence, in particular, natural language processing and speech technologies. She explores how these conversational technologies play the role of social partners or learning companions for children. Xu’s research also aims to identify and actively challenge biases inherent in AI technologies used for educational purposes, with the goal of making these technologies more responsive and responsible to children, parents, and teachers from diverse backgrounds.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Michigan


  • 2020 
    University of California Irvine, Language Literacy and Technology