Yao-Yi Chiang

Yao-Yi Chiang headshot

Yao-Yi Chiang

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 5-191
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Southern California (2010)
M.A. in Computer Science, University of Southern California (2004)
B.B.A. in Information Management, National Taiwan University (2000)

Professional Background

Yao-Yi Chiang joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in 2021 as an associate professor. He received his M.S. (2004) and Ph.D. (2010) degrees in computer science from the University of Southern California. Chiang also currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Information Science and Engineering and as an Editorial Board Member for Transactions in Geographic Information Systems. Prior to joining the University, he served as a senior software engineer for Fetch Technologies and Geosemble Technologies, a visiting researcher for Google AI, and as a machine learning consultant for Facebook.

Research Interests

My research lies at the intersection of computer science and spatial sciences. We build algorithms and intelligent systems for discovering, collecting, fusing, and analyzing data from heterogeneous sources to solve real-world problems. Recently, we focus on developing machine learning frameworks that exploit unique spatial data properties and prior structural knowledge to tackle problems in natural language processing, computer vision, and spatiotemporal data prediction & forecasting.

Research Areas
Data Mining, Databases, and Geographical Information Systems

Current Research
Google Scholar
Knowledge Computing Lab

Teaching Subjects
Artificial Intelligence
Spatial Computing
Data Science