Research and Education in HCI and Collaborative and Social Computing
I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Institute of Information Systems and Applications, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (NTHU, 國立清華大學). Since September 2014, I also serve as the division director of the Division of Learning Technology, Computer & Communication Center of NTHU.
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. The direction of HCI is also known as Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and is part of the larger space of social computing today. My approach toward HCI research and design focuses on identifying ways to integrate human and machine processing for problem solving and value creation. I engage both in technology building and behavioral science research with the goal to ameliorate the socio-technical gap between the two sides.
I also maintain a general interest in broad interdisciplinary issues situated in the intersection between computing and behavioral and social sciences, such as the information processing aspect of cognition, cultural differences and the implications to design, societal and legal issues 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 HCI and information systems. Prior to 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).
2015 . Hao-Chuan Wang . haochuan at cs.nthu.edu.tw