Welcome 🚀

I’m Chi-Yang Hsu, but you can call me Ethan. I am currently a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin, pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Studies. My research is supervised by Prof. Ying Ding, and I am an active member of the AI Health Lab.

Before my Ph.D., I obtained both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Information Science and Technology from Penn State University. At Penn State in 2019, I had the opportunity to contribute to the CrowdAI Lab under the supervision of Prof. Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang. Concurrently, I collaborated with the Natural Language Processing and Sentiment Analysis (NLPSA) Lab at Academia Sinica, led by Dr. Lun-Wei Ku. From 2021 to 2023, I expanded my research horizons as a research intern at the University of Washington within the Behavioral Data Science Lab, supervised by Prof. Tim Althoff.

My research interests focus on Natural Language Processing (NLP), Vision-to-Language, and Computational Social Science. I’ve dedicated my past projects to exploring vision-to-language generation and evaluation, developing knowledge graphs, applying machine learning to mental health, and analyzing social media.

In my spare time, I enjoy engaging in sports such as ping pong, badminton, and swimming.