William Yeoh

William Yeoh

Associate Professor

Computer Science & Engineering

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PhD, University of Southern California, 2010
MS, University of Southern California, 2007
BSE, University of Pennsylvania, 2004


Enabling human-AI collaboration through human-aware decision-making algorithms


Professor Yeoh’s research focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) with the goal of enabling effective human-AI collaboration. He builds on his primary expertise in distributed constraint optimization as well as automated planning and scheduling to develop optimization algorithms for human-aware agent-based systems. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).


Professor Yeoh joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2017 from New Mexico State University, where he was an assistant professor of computer science since 2012. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2016 and was named one of AI’s 10 to Watch by IEEE Intelligent Systems. Previously, he was a research scientist at Singapore Management University and a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

He has served on the program committees and senior program committees of numerous AI-related conferences including AAAI, AAMAS, CP, ICAPS, and IJCAI. He has also served as student outreach co-chair of AAAI, tutorial co-chair of AAAI and PRIMA, scholarship co-chair of AAMAS, and sponsorship co-chair of ICAPS.