Hua Shen

Hua Shen

Ph.D Student @PennState


Currently, I am a second-year Ph.D. student in IST College at PennState University, I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Ting-hao (Kenneth) Huang at amazing CrowdAI Lab. I appreciate the time advised by Prof. Ting Wang from IST at PennState, and the wonderful year advised by Prof. Brian D. Davison from CSE at Lehigh University.


I am interested in general area of AI and HCI. My current research focuses on improving human-centric deep learning interpretability for natural language processing and computer vision applications, such as generating visual and text explanation for deep learning and evaluating AI explanation from human perspective. Revolving the goal, my current topics include:

  • Explainable AI (XAI), Human-AI Interaction, AI Model Robustness.
  • Dialogue Systems, Question Answering, Natural Language Reasoning, Knowledge Graph.

  • NEWS
  • PennState IST award for Graduate Student Travel Grant on our AI Interpretation work. Thank you, IST!
  • Penn State News wrote a nice post about our AI Interpretation work. Thank you, PennState!
  • Our paper on usefulness evaluatation for AI interpretations is accepted by HCOMP 2020! I will present our work with a talk at HCOMP on Oct 28, 2020.
  • I passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam of IST College at PennState!