Shiye (Sally) Cao


I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University. I am a member of the Intuitive Computing Laboratory, which is affiliated with the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare and Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics. I am advised by Dr. Chien-Ming Huang and Dr. Anqi Liu.

My research focuses on human-AI trust and reliance in assisted decision-making. More specifically, I am interested in ways to help users calibrate their reliance and trust in the AI for more optimal human-AI collaboration.

My CV may be viewed here.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, EN.601.490/690 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Fall 2022

Course Assistant, EN.601.475/675 Machine Learning Fall 2020, Spring 2021

Head Course Assistant, EN.601.475/675 Machine Learning Fall 2021


CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Finalist [news] 2022


Reviewer: HRI'24 (Outstanding Review), CSCW'24, CSCW'23

Student Volunteer: CSCW'23, CHI'23, HRI'23, CSCW'22

Program Committee: NeurIPS'22 Gaze Meet ML Workshop

Member of JHU CS Department Student Council

Mentor at Women Mentoring Whiting, student group aimed to support female undergraduate computer science students

President of JHU chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines)


  1. CSCW’24
    Designing for Appropriate Reliance: The Roles of AI Uncertainty Presentation, Initial User Decision, and User Demographics in AI-Assisted Decision-Making
    Shiye Cao, Anqi Liu, and Chien-Ming Huang
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 2024
  2. CSCW’23
    How Time Pressure from Different Phases of Decision-Making Influences Human-AI Collaboration
    Shiye Cao, Catalina Gomez, and Chien-Ming Huang
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 2023
  3. CHI TRAIT’23
    Eyes are the Windows to AI Reliance: Toward Real-Time Human-AI Reliance Assessment
    Shiye Cao, Shichang Ke, Yanyan Mo, Anqi Liu, and Chien-Ming Huang
    Workshop on Trust and Reliance in AI-Assisted Tasks at CHI, 2023
  4. ACM TiiS
    Crowdsourcing Thumbnail Captions: Data Collection and Validation
    Carlos Aguirre, Shiye Cao, Amama Mahmood, and Chien-Ming Huang
    ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 2023
  5. HRI’23
    "What If It Is Wrong": Effects of Power Dynamics and Trust Repair Strategy on Trust and Compliance in HRI
    Ulas Berk Karli, Shiye Cao, and Chien-Ming Huang
    In Proceedings of the 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2023
  6. CSCW’22
    Understanding User Reliance on AI in Assisted Decision-Making
    Shiye Cao, and Chien-Ming Huang
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 2022