• Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Southern California (2006)
  • M.S. in Computational Linguistics, University of Southern California (2006)
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2001)
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University (1996)

Research (Machine Discovery and Social Network Mining Lab)

  • Web Technology
  • Natural Language Process
  • Social Network s


  • "Understanding Complex Social Networks", Pacific North National Lab, Richmond, US, 2008
  • "Social Network Analysis: the past, current, and future", NCKU-CS, NTU-EE, NTHU-CS, NCTU-CS, III-NMI, 2007-2008
  • "Research as a graduate student: beyond a survival guide", NTU-CSIE, NTU-EE(CS), NTU-EE(EDA), NTUST, 2007-2008
  • "Modeling and Finding Abnormal Instances in Semantic Networks", keynote speaker in statistical machine learning workshop, Academic Sinica, 2007
  • "Ancient Script Decipherment", Academic Sinica, 2007
  • "Unsupervised Frameworks for Machine Discovery in Complex Semantic Networks and Natural Languages", Turing Talk in Turing Center, University of Washington, Feb 3rd, 2006



  • Associate Editor for International Journal of Social Network Mining (IJSNM)

Program Committee

  • Conference on Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing 2007
  • Asia Information Retrieval Symposium 2008
  • Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining 2009