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Joyce Chai

Computer Science and Enginering

Joyce Chai’s research interests are in the area of artificial intelligence, particularly natural language processing, situated dialogue agents, human-robot communication, and intelligent user interfaces. Her recent work has focused on grounded language processing to facilitate situated communication with robots and other artificial agents. Prior to joining U-M, she was a professor at MSU, directing the Language and Interaction Research Lab . At U-M, she’s a member of Michigan AI Lab and directs the Situated Language and Embodied Dialogue (SLED) research group. She’s also affiliated with Michigan Robotics Institute .



Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

Association for Computational Linguistics

Research Area(s)

Artificial Intelligence | Natural language processing


  • Co-investigator of: FW-HTF-P: Redesigning the Future of Construction Work by Replicating the Master-Apprentice Learning Model in Human-Robot Worker Teams
  • Principal investigator of: Learning and Communicating Explainable Representations for Analytics and Autonomy
  • Principal investigator of: NRI: INT: COLLAB: Collaborative Task Planning and Learning through Language Communication in a Human-Robot Team