Yung-Chun Chang

Assistant Professor & P.I.

Contact Information

11F., No. 172-1, Sec. 2, Keelung Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan.

+886-2-6638-2736 ext. 1184

changyc@tmu.edu.tw

Vita

Yung-Chun Chang received his Ph.D. degree in information management from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2016. Currently, he is an assistant professor of the Graduate Institute of Data Science, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. In 2008, he served the Research and Development Alternative Service (研發替代役) as a software engineer in Academia Sinica. Over 3 years development experiences of GOING (自然輸入法) (Natural Input Method, http://iasl.iis.sinica.edu.tw/goingime.htm), which is one of the most famous intelligent Chinese input method. From 2016 to 2017, he was a postdoctoral research fellow of the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica. He received Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Research Fellow Award in 2016 (http://daais.sinica.edu.tw/chinese/passinglist_pfp.php?yearId=43). From 2010, he worked as a research assistant in the Intelligent Agent System Lab (IASL) at Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica. During last three years, he have successfully completed several research tasks. His papers have appeared in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACL, Database, IEEE System Journal, Computational Intelligence, JBI, PACIS, AIRS, etc. His research interests include natural language, knowledge discovery from text, information extraction, relation extraction, and question answering. His recent works include (but not limit to): topic-oriented social relationship extraction, principle-based approach for NLP applications, text mining for sentiment analysis, question answering system, and intelligent Chatbot of deep language understanding.

Education

  • Ph.D., Department of Information Management, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2010/9 – 2016/7)
  • M.S., Department of Information Management, Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan (2005/9 – 2007/6)
  • B.S., Department of Information Management, Leader University, Taiwan (2001/9 – 2005/6)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University, Graduate Institute of Data Science, Taiwan (2017/8–present)
  • Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Institute of Information Science, Taiwan (2017/1–2017/7)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Institute of Information Science, Taiwan (2016/8–2016/12)
  • Research Assistant, Academia Sinica, Institute of Information Science, Taiwan (2010/1–2016/7)
  • Software Engineer, Academia Sinica, Institute of Physics, Taiwan (2008/1–2009/12)

Research Interests

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Extraction and Retrieval
  • Text Categorization
  • Search methods in artificial intelligence
  • Text Mining for Collective Intelligence
  • Intelligent Chatbot of Deep Language Understanding

Research Descriptions

I am interested in developing effective methodologies for extracting valuable knowledge from the World Wide Web. My recent works have included (but not limit to): topic-oriented social relationship extraction, principle-based approach for NLP applications, text mining for sentiment analysis, question answering system, intelligent Chatbot of deep language understanding, and biomedical text mining.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award in the domestic track of TAAI 2019, Taiwan (2019)
  • Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellowship, Taiwan (2017–2018)
  • 2016 ACLCLP Doctoral Dissertation Award, Taiwan (2016)
  • Bronze medal 5x5 Shogi in TCGA 2016 computer game tournaments, Taiwan (2016)
  • ACLCLP Student Travel Grant for ACL-IJCNLP, Taiwan (2015)
  • Bronze medal 5x5 Shogi in TAAI 2014 computer game tournaments, Taiwan (2015)
  • Student Travel Grant of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (2015)
  • Bronze medal 5x5 Shogi in TAAI 2014 computer game tournaments, Taiwan (2014)
  • Merit Paper Award in the international track of TAAI 2014, Taiwan (2014)
  • FAOS Outstanding Students Conference Travel Grant, Taiwan (2013)
  • Merit Paper Award in the domestic track of TAAI 2013 , Taiwan (2013)
  • 2006 Best Paper Award of the Computer Society of the Republic of China, Taiwan (2006)
  • Best Paper Award of the 2005 National Computer Symposium, Taiwan (2005)

Invited Talks

  • Mining Social Media for Bioinformatics, Taiwan, Fu Jen Catholic University (2018/01/04)
  • Discovering Topic Person Interactions on Social Media, Taiwan, National Taiwan Normal University (2017/12/29)
  • Application of Natural Language Processing and Text Mining Techniques, Taiwan, Academia Sinica (2017/11/15)
  • Natural Language Processing and Text Mining for Social Media Analysis and Its Applications, Taiwan, National Chengchi University (2017/11/13)
  • Exploring the Mystery of Text Mining, Taiwan, Taiwan Data Science Foundation (2017/11/09)
  • Social Media Analytics using Text Mining Approach, Taiwan, National Taiwan Ocean University (2017/10/05)
  • Discovering the mysteries of text in the social media, Taiwan, National Central University (2017/09/19)
  • Exploring the Mystery of Text Mining, Taiwan, Fu Hsing Kang College (2017/08/30)
  • From CJCU to NTU: Constructing Person Interactions Network from Text, Taiwan, Chang Jung Christian University (2015/05/27)
  • Text Mining and Categorization for Recognizing Person Interactions, Taiwan, National Taitung University (2015/04/13)
  • Discovering the interactions between topic persons from Chinese Topic Documents, Taiwan, Taipei Medical University (2014/03/20)
  • Discovering the interactions between topic persons, Taiwan, I-Shou University (2013/05/09)

Invited Visits

  • Research Visiting, Sydney, Australia, University of New South Wales (UNSW) (2017/05–2017/05)
  • Research Visiting, Paris, France, Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA) (2014/06–2014/06)

Teaching

  • Social Network Analysis and Its Applications (社群網路分析與應用)
  • Fundamentals of Machine Learning (資料探勘與機器學習)
  • Machine Learning in Practice (機器學習與實作)
  • Natural Language Processing and Text Mining (自然語言處理與文字探勘)
  • Social Media Mining and Analysis (社群媒體探勘與分析)
  • Object-oriented Software Development (物件導向軟體設計)
  • Programming Basics (基礎程式設計)

Professional Activities

Conference Services

  • Sessioin Chair, Taiwan Conference on Software Engineering (TCSE 2016), Taiwan (2016/08)
  • Sessioin Chair, The 2015 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI 2015), Taiwan (2015/11)

TPC/PC Members

  • Organizer, International Workshop on Digital Disease Detection using Social Media @ IJCNLP, Taiwan (2017/11–2017/11)
  • PC Member, The 2017 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI 2017), Taiwan (2017–2017)
  • PC Member, The Social Computing and Sentimental Analysis track of The 15th China National Conference on Computational Linguistics, China (2016)
  • PC Member, The 2016 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI 2016), Taiwan (2016)
  • PC Member, The 5th CCF Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing in 2016, Applications on Language Computing track (NLPCC 2016), China (2016)
  • PC Member, The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Empirical Methods for Recognizing Inference in Text (IEEE EM-RITE 2016), USA (2016)
  • PC Member, The 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media in IJCAI 2016, USA (2016)
  • Organizer, The 2015 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI 2015), Taiwan (2015)

Referee for Journals

  • Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (2017–2017)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (2017–2017)
  • Reviewer, Database (Oxford) (2017–2017)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Biomedical Informatics (2017–2017)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Information Science and Engineering (2017–2017)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Systems Journal (2016–2016)
  • Reviewer, Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) (2015–present)
  • Reviewer, Soft Computing (SOCO) (2015)
  • Reviewer, Decision Support Systems (DSS) (2015)

Referee for Conferences

  • Reviewer, The 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (2017–2017)
  • Reviewer, The 28th annual Conference on Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing, Taiwan (2016–2016)
  • Reviewer, The 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media (SocialNLP) @ EMNLP 2016, Texas, USA (2016–2016)
  • Reviewer, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (IEEE DSAA'2015), France (2015/10)
  • Reviewer, International Conference on Computer and Computational Sciences (ICCCS- 2015), India (2015/01)
  • Reviewer, The 2015 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI 2015), Taiwan (2015)
  • Reviewer, The 2014 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI 2014), Taiwan (2014/11)