Research focus. Connecting natural language to the 3D world. Chang and her research team are developing agents to help understand the three-dimensional environment we live in and with the ability to communicate with us using spoken language. An example would be instructing the robot to bring a water bottle from the kitchen. The robot would need to break down and analyze the instruction, be able to navigate through the physical spaces in the house to reach the kitchen, identify the water bottle in its position, pick it up and return to the requestor.
Chang’s inspiration to be in STEM. “My parents, who both have PhDs, value an education in math and science. My mother introduced me to interesting puzzles and computers and I have been programming since I was in high school. I started to code by following books on how to render the Mandelbrot set and other fractals.” – Angel Chang
Currently when Chang is not working, she tends to watch TV or read. In the past, she also enjoyed playing board games, jigsaw puzzles and drawing.