Research and Education in HCI and Social Computing
My research area is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), with a focus on issues of collaboration and social interaction, such as computer-mediated communication, conversation support tools, social media, crowdsourcing and human computation. My approach toward HCI research and design focuses on identifying ways to integrate human and machine processing for better problem solving and value creation. I engage both in technology building and behavioral studies in order to obtain deeper insight of human behaviors, and to inform technology design and development with the insight.
I also maintain a general interest in other interdisciplinary topics situated in the broad intersection between computer science and social sciences, such as the information processing aspect of cognition and interpersonal communication, cultural differences and the implications to design, societal and legal issues involved in the production and use of digital information, and the sociology of technological construction and use.
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Information Science, Cornell University (2008-2011) with emphasis on Human-Computer Interaction. Prior to NTHU and Cornell, I studied and conducted research at several institutes, including the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (2006-2008) and the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica (2004-2006).
2014 . Hao-Chuan Wang . haochuan at cs.nthu.edu.tw