Mai Lee Chang

Carnegie Mellon University

Mai Lee is a postdoctoral researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (School of Computer Science) at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Dr. Jodi Forlizzi, Dr. John Zimmerman and Dr. Aaron Steinfeld. Mai Lee’s research explores how AI agent affiliation (i.e., who the agent works for) influences acceptance, trust, early adoption, and continued use of agents for elders with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their informal caregivers. She is also interested in identifying instrumental activities of daily living (iADL) and applications that drive early adoption, before diagnosis of MCI. She focuses on investigating the needs of minority and lower socioeconomic status (SES) elders who are often overlooked in tech research.

Prior to joining CMU/AI-CARING, Mai Lee earned her Ph.D. in the Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, advised by Dr. Andrea Thomaz. Her Ph.D. research enables robots to optimize for task performance and fairness in human-robot teaming.