Working with Me at UC Davis
I'm currently recruiting motivated PhD and undergrad students to work with me at UC Davis, starting in Spring 2018!
Interested PhD applicants are welcome to contact me before submitting the application. Note that the application deadline is January 15, 2018. Please provide CV, statements, supporting materials for a pre-application discussion.
Recent Professional Activities
Program Committee Subcommittee Chair (SC),
Program Committee Associate Chair (AC), CHI'16, CHI'15, CHI'14, CSCW'15, CSCW'13, CABS'14
Translation Co-Chair, CHI'17
Program Committee, GROUP'18
Program Committee, ECSCW'17
Steering Committee, CSCW (2015-2017)
常務理事, 臺灣人機互動學會 (Taiwan Association of Computer-Human Interaction; ACM SIGCHI Taipei Chapter)
I am an Associate 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). Between Fall 2014 and Summer 2017, I also served as Division Director for the Division of Learning Technology, Computer & Communication Center of NTHU.
I will relocate and join the Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis as an Acting Associate Professor, starting on Spring 2018.
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 bridge the socio-technical gap between the two sides.
I also maintain a general interest in other 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).