Doctoral Candidate, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lining Yao is a doctoral candidate in the Tangible Media Group of MIT Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she focuses on pushing human-computer interaction toward human-material interaction. Her research revolves around the intersection of novel materials, digital fabrication, and interaction design. Programming the physical states of material's shape, color, stiffness, texture, and density is the long-term goal of her research. Before coming to the United States, Yao had been involved in China’s design and manufacturing industry as a consultant and entrepreneur.