AI Seminar

Vera Liao

Vera LiaoPrincipal ResearcherMicrosoft Research Montréal


I am a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Montréal, where I am part of the FATE (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics of AI) group. I work on human-AI interaction, with current focuses on explainable AI and responsible AI. I am passionate about bridging emerging AI technologies and human-centered design practices, and use both quantitative and qualitative methods to generate recommendations for technology design. Prior to joining MSR, I worked at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Tsinghua University.
My research received multiple paper awards at ACM CHI and IUI. I serve as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for Springer HCI Book Series, in the Editors team for ACM CSCW conferences, on the Editorial Board of ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), the Organizing Committee for CSCW 2021 and IUI 2019, and as a Senior PC/Associate Chair for multiple CHI, CSCW and IUI conferences. I also actively organize events (e.g., workshops, panel) that connect the HCI and AI communities


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Faculty Host

Nikola BanovicAssistant ProfessorUmich Electrical Engineering and Computer Science