Lining Yao

Asst Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute & College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science

Lining Yao is an Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, directing the Morphing Matter Lab. Morphing Matter Lab develops materials, tools, and applications of adaptive, dynamic and intelligent morphing matter from nano to macro scales. Her research combines material science, computational fabrication and creative design practices. Lining and her lab work "anti-disciplinarily," publishing and exhibiting across science, engineering, design and art. Beyond her teaching and research at HCII in the School of Computer Science, Lining is also an adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering, supervising undergraduate and graduate students across CMU's College of Engineering. Lining earned her Ph.D. at MIT Media Lab where she combined biological and engineering approaches to develop physical materials with dynamic and tunable properties including shape, color, stiffness, texture and density.

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