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Chang, Jason S.  B.S., M.S. National Tsing Hua University,  Taiwan
I am Professor of Computational Linguistics at National Tsing Hua University, where I head up Data-Intensive Language Processing Lab. My recent research focuses on the design of computing systems for addressing the pressing needs of turning Scholarly Big Data into cloud-based educational services for language learning. When not doing research, I translated “The Human Web: A Bird's-Eye View of World History,” for Taiwanese readers. Since 2004, I have been an author/associate editor of Scientific American, a popular science magazine (Taiwan Edition).
In terms of technology, my main interests include Natural Language Processing (NLP), Applied Linguistics, and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). However, my approach is data-intensive and computation-centric and thus to a large extent I need to cooperate with humanity researchers to improve, validate and promote systems we are developing. I have developed several CALL tools, notably, TotalRecall (bilingual concordance, 2003), Linggle (LING-uistic goo-GLE, 2007-2015), and WriteAhead (Interactive Writing Environment, 2008-2015). 
My teaching focuses primarily on cultivate hand-on experiences of processing big data, building applications, and writing research in a flipped-classroom style (NLP Lab, Machine Translation, and Academic Writing). I believe that craftsmanship and creativity should be part of any computer science education, and in my teaching I am trying to combine basics with maker mentality. 
Before returning to NTHU, I spent over five years in New York City in the USA. While doing my Ph.D., I also worked as a software engineer at Jeffrey Casdin & Co. and developed a communication system for accessing and managing Dow Jones Stock quotes on IBM PC XT.
I served as the president (2001-2003) of the Association for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing, and was a member of standing committee (2003-2005) on language education and policy under Ministry of Education.


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Winston H. Hsu
Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia & Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering National Taiwan University
Dr. Winston Hsu is an active researcher dedicated to novel algorithms and systems for ultra-large-scale image/video retrieval, social media mining/recommendation, multimedia analytics, and mobile and cloud-based multimedia applications. He is keen to realizing advanced researches towards business deliverables via academia-industry collaborations. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, also a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond (Summer 2014). He received his Ph.D. degree (2007) from Columbia University, New York. Before that, he worked for years as a founding engineer in the multimedia software company, CyberLink Corp., where experiencing Engineer, Project Leader, and R&D Manager.
He has been recognized with technical awards and best paper awards in multimedia research community (e.g., ACM Multimedia 2006 Best Paper Runner-Up, First Prize in ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge 2011, First Place in MSR-Bing Image Retrieval Challenge 2013, ACM Multimedia 2013/2014 Grand Challenge Multimodal Award, etc.). He delivered keynote speeches and lectured several highly rated and very attended tutorials in top conferences (e.g., ACM Multimedia 2008/2009, SIGIR 2008, and ICASSP 2009/2011). He is on the Editorial Board for IEEE Multimedia Magazine and IEEE MSA TC.  He is in the organizing committee for ACM Multimedia (2010/2012/2013/2016), ICMR 2015/2016, ICME 2009, PCM 2013/2014, MMM 2013. He is in the technical committee for major conferences (ACM Multimedia 2009-2015, SIGIR 2011/2013/2015, WWW 2011, CIKM 2011, ICME 2006-2015, IJCAI 2015). He is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the ACM. He was awarded 2011 Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (吳大猷先生紀念獎), a national and prestigious recognition for young researchers, and 2013 National Outstanding IT Elite Award (傑出資訊人才獎), for his contributions in advanced research and industry collaborations.


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Jieh Hsiang Research Center for Digital Humanities of the National Taiwan University Taiwan 
Jieh Hsiang is a Distinguished Professor in Computer Science and the founder and director of the Research Center for Digital Humanities of the National Taiwan University.  While his earlier research had mainly been on automated reasoning, especially on term rewriting systems, he has been working on digital libraries and archives since 1996.   In recent years his main research emphasis has been on digital humanities, with a focus on developed information technologies for historical research.  In this capacity he has built over 30 large scale digital libraries of Chinese historical materials and more than 20 analytic and visualization tools for specific domains of interest.  All the systems are based on a new search and analysis methodology designed for research use of digital archives.
Jieh Hsiang is also a Research Fellow of the Institute for Information Sciences of the Academia Sinica, a Research Fellow of the Advanced Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences of NTU, and the Director of NTU Press.  He has received a number of research awards including a Test-of-Time award from IEEE.  He has authored over 150 research papers and several books, including 5 books on Digital Humanities that he edited/authored recently.  Before returning to Taiwan in 1993, he was a full professor in Computer Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


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Hideo Joho
Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science University of Tsukuba
Hideo Joho is Associate Professor at the Research Center for Knowledge Communities, Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba. He received an MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Sheffield in 1999 and 2007, respectively. His research interests include cognitive and affective interaction between search engines and end-users. Dr. Joho was a Program Co-Chair of NTCIR between 2010 and 2014. He is a co-founder of ASSIA. Dr. Joho is currently an Associate Editor of Information Processing and Management (IP&M), and will be a General Co-Chair of SIGIR 2017.


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Ee-Peng Lim School of Information Systems of Singapore Management University (SMU) Singapore
Ee-Peng Lim is a professor at the School of Information Systems of Singapore Management University (SMU).  He received Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 1994 and B.Sc. in Computer Science from National University of Singapore.  His research interests include social network and web mining, information integration, and digital libraries.  He is the co-Director of the Living Analytics Research Center (LARC) jointly established by SMU and Carnegie Mellon University.  He is currently an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), ACM Transactions on the Web (TWeb), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Information Processing and Management (IPM), Social Network Analysis and Mining, Journal of Web Engineering (JWE), IEEE Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL) and International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining (IJDWM).  He serves on the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL), Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), and International Conference on Social Informatics (Socinfo).


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Yiqun Liu Department of Computer Science and Technology in Tsinghua University China
Yiqun Liu received his B.S. and Ph. D degrees in Tsinghua University in 2003 and 2007, separately. He is now working as associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Technology in Tsinghua University. His major research interests is in Web Search, Information Retrieval, User Behavior Analysis, and Natural Language Processing. He is also a Principle Investigator (PI) of a joint Center (named NExT) between National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University to develop technologies for live media search. He serves in the editorial board of the Information Retrieval Journal (Springer) and also as program committee members of a number of important international academic conferences including SIGIR, WWW, ACL and WSDM. He is the coordinator for the NTCIR (NII Testbeds and Community for Information access Research) INTENT and IMine tasks since 2011. More details are available at http://www.thuir.cn/group/~yqliu .


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Iadh Ounis School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow and the Director of Knowledge Exchange at the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)  United Kingdom
 Iadh Ounis is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow and the Director of Knowledge Exchange at the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA). He has been an active researcher in large-scale text retrieval and mining for 20 years, working on search applications from billions of web documents to voluminous social media and sensor network streams. He leads a team of researchers investigating new models and applications in the general field of large-scale text retrieval. Dr Ounis is the principal investigator of the open source Terrier Information Retrieval (IR) platform, widely used both in academia and industry for large-scale text mining and search applications. He led many international IR projects and initiatives (e.g. the TREC Blog and Microblog track initiatives), chaired a number of major information retrieval-related events (e.g. CIKM 2011), and is on all program committees of major IR conferences and related events. Over the years, he has supervised numerous PhD students and postdoctoral research assistants on the general topic of large-scale information retrieval, and has authored over 150 refereed articles and publications.


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Tetsuya Sakai Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University Japan
Tetsuya Sakai is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan. He joined Toshiba in 1993. He obtained a Ph.D from Waseda in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, he was supervised by the late Karen Sparck Jones at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. In 2007, he joined a startup as the director of the Natural Language Processing Lab. In 2009, he joined Microsoft Research Asia. He joined the Waseda faculty in 2013. He is an editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Journal (Springer), an associate editor of ACM TOIS, and an editorial board member of Information Processing and Management (Elsevier). He is a general chair of NTCIR. He is also a general chair of ACM SIGIR 2017, and was a PC chair of SIGIR 2013.


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Muh-Chyun Tang Department of Library and Information Science at National Taiwan University Taiwan

Dr. Muh-Chyun Tang is an associate professor at department of Library and Information Science at National Taiwan University. He received his Ph.D. from School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. His research interests include system evaluation, bibliometrics, and consumer behaviors. He is former Chairperson of Taipei Chapter of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).