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Lining Yao


Lining Yao is a Cooper-Siegel Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), School of Computer Science, directing the Morphing Matter Lab. Lining also holds courtesy appointments at Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences and Engineering at CMU. Morphing Matter lab develops processes, materials, tools, and applications of adaptive, dynamic, and intelligent morphing matter from nano to macro scales. Research often combines material science, computational fabrication, and creative design practices. The mission is to advance both science and society with the design of morphing matter. Lining and her lab work anti-disciplinarily, publishing and exhibiting across science, engineering, design, and art. Lining gained her Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab. She is a Wired UK fellow, a UN instructor, a CMU Provost's Inclusive Teaching Fellow, and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award.

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