ISA Seminar Fall 2016  資訊應用書報討論

National Tsing Hua University

Seminar in Information Systems and Applications

 Fall 2016

Time: Wednesday 13:30-15:00

Location: 105 Delta Building

Instructor: Hao-Chuan Wang 王浩全 (haochuan at

Assistant: Yu-Hsuan Liu 劉宇璇 (blureze at

 Date     Speaker TitleNote 
 Sep 14Prof. Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National LaboratoryAn Overview of High Performance Computing and Benchmark Changes for the Futureinvited by Prof. Chung-Ta King

In this talk we examine how high performance computing has changed over the last 10-year and look toward the future in terms of trends. These changes have had and will continue to have a major impact on our numerical scientific software. A new generation of software libraries and algorithms are needed for the effective and reliable use of (wide area) dynamic, distributed and parallel environments.  Some of the software and algorithm challenges have already been encountered, such as management of communication and memory hierarchies through a combination of compile--time and run--time techniques, but the increased scale of computation, depth of memory hierarchies, range of latencies, and increased run--time environment variability will make these problems much harder. 
 Sep 21Prof. Hao-ChuanCourse introduction and overview
 Sep 28no class  (national holiday - teacher's day)

 Oct 5Presentation by ISA studentsStudent presentation
 Oct 12
Dr. Chung-Chin Huang, National Taiwan University
The love and hate of IoT: from the reflection on a long-term interactive experienceAbstract: 
Information technologies have blended into our everyday life, for example, the booming Internet of Things. Some of the IoTs become ubiquitous and invisible; however, many of them inherit the appearance and function of a daily object with additional computational and internet capabilities. While we interact with this new genre of everyday "things," do we enjoy using them?

In this talk, I will present a critical analysis of a pioneering IoT product, the Nabaztag rabbit. Back to early 2000, it has received a lot of attention from general users, researchers, and developers of ubiquitous computing and internet applications. Unfortunately, the product did not continue. I do not have a verdict for the business success or failure of Nabaztag; instead, I performed interaction criticism as a design research method to analyze the interactive experience. I describe my 12 months engagement with this product: from being an excited new user, feeling confused by the functions and product identities, to abandoning the use entirely. This critical analysis might provide you some insights to design next generation of information technologies and applications.

 Oct 19Prof. Yung-Ju (Stanley) Chang, National Chiao Tung UniversityWhen Context-Aware Computing Meets Human Computer Interaction: Application, Research, and OpportunitiesAbstract:
Ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp) illustrates a vision where users are surrounded and served by augmented and heterogeneous computing devices and computational resources. This vision introduces a new paradigm of human computer interactions: natural interfaces between humans and computations; automated and pervasive capture of and access to people’s live experiences; and context-aware applications that adapt their behaviors and provide services based on the information collected from physical and virtual environments. In this talk, I'll give an overview of this new paradigm and share my perspective on how it drives new applications, leads to new research challenges, and creates new opportunities.

Yung-Ju (Stanley) Chang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the National Chiao Tung University. His work is at the intersection of human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, and information behavior, with a focus on developing context-aware applications and leveraging mobile crowdsourcing to solve design and information problems. He received his B.S degree in Computer Science from the National Chiao Tung University in 2005. He received his M.S. degree in 2009 and his Ph.D. in 2016, both in the School of Information from the University of Michigan working with Mark W. Newman. Recently, Dr. Chang received MediaTek Junior Chair Professor Program Award. He is also a contributor of an online User Experience Series course on edX hosted by the University of Michigan.

 Oct 26Prof. Kate Ching-Ju Lin, National Chiao Tung UniversityMobileHCI Using Wireless Signals: Applications and DesignsBio:
Kate Ching-Ju Lin an Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science at National Chiao Tung University, HsinChu, Taiwan. Her current research interests include wireless systems, multimedia networking, visible light communications, and internet of things. Dr. Lin is an editor for ACM/Springer Wireless Networks. She has also served as PC members in many international conferences, including ACM MOBICOM, USENIX NSDI, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICNP, etc. She is a recipient of the Intel Distinguished Collaborative Research Award. Dr. Lin is an ACM member and IEEE senior member.

 Nov 2no class        
 Prof. Hao-Chuan need to attend an administrative meeting in personal as the Division Director of the Learning Technology Division of the University's Computer and Communication Center.

 Nov 9Prof. Hongji Yang,
Bath Spa University
Creative Computing: Defining, Scoping and Mission  invited by Prof. Chin-Yu Huang
 Nov 16no class (university sports day)

 Nov 23Prof. Wai-Tat Fu,
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
The potential of human computations in cognitive systemsBio: 
Wai-Tat Fu is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His research lies at the intersection of cognitive science and human-computer Interaction (HCI). Wai-Tat Fu received his PhD from George Mason University in Applied Cognitive Science. He then joined the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) at the User Interface Research group. He later became a post-doctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, focusing on computational cognitive modeling and Human-Computer Interaction. He joined UIUC in 2006. Wai-Tat Fu is the Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems (TiiS) and the Topics in Cognitive Science journal. He is m the program chair of ACM IUI (Intelligent User Interfaces) 2017, the general chair of IEEE ICHI (Healthcare Informatics) 2016, and the program chair of IEEE ICHI 2015.

 Nov 30Prof. Hao-Chuan
 Dec 7Prof. CK TohCar Telematics: Driving Styles, Analytics, Wireless, and Neural Networks - the next Goldinvited by Prof. Shang-Hong Lai, Chair of CS Department.

Prof. Hao-Chuan Away for attending CHI 2017 PC meeting
 Dec 14Presentations by ISA students (rescheduled to Dec 14)

Student presentation
Dec 21ISA town hall meeting

 Dec 28TBD
tentatively reserved for Prof. Chung-Ta King
 Jan 4
Dr. Tung-Jen Tsai, Asus Design Center (rescheduled to Jan 4)

Following information applies only to graduate students taking ISA seminar as part of the course requirement:

Group presentation 10%
Participation 70%
Individual term papers 20%
(TWO reports on talks of your choice. Each report should have more than 500 words yet less than 1000 words in English)

Student project groups:

See the announcement on NTHU-iLMS.