Research interests

Science & Technology Policy, Internet Governance

Professional experience

Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Cyber Warfare and Information Security, Institute for National Defense and Security Research, Taiwan —2019-Present

Founding member, Consulting analyst & Supervisor, DSP Inc., Taipei, Taiwan — 2014-2018

DSP Inc. is a spin-off company of Code For Tomorrow, an initiative by OK Taiwan from 2013 to 2014. It is a social enterprise provide training and consultancy in data-driven decision making.

  • Leading a collaborative data analysis project between Department of Information Management, Taipower Company and DSP Inc. (2018.10-Present)
  • Overseeing the business operation and reviewing the business plan annually with board of directors as supervisor (2016-Present)
  • Lecturing and team-coaching in data science training courses for various institutions and companies, including: National Development Council, Chunghwa Telecom and Department of Journalism in National Chengchi University (2015)

Founding & Core team member, Open Knowledge Taiwan — 2014-Present

OK Taiwan is the local established group of Open Knowledge International, a global NGO focus on the open movement. As core team member of OK Taiwan, my works focus on following aspects:

  • Internet governance, privacy and digital rights: 
    • Founding & Multi-stakeholder steering group member of Taiwan Internet Governance Forum (TWIGF, 2016-Present)
    • Participating regional forum and expert group meeting to share experience and knowledge
      • “Innovation & Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Way Forward”- An Expert Consultation in Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 2018 (organized by Digital Asia Hub)
      • Disinformation and Discourse: Rebuilding Trust in Institutions, Platforms and Civic Spaces & Summer School on Disinformation, Jakarta, Indonesia, Aug. 2018 (organized by Digital Asia Hub, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (Harvard University), Chatham House, Hans-Bredow-Institut (University of Hamburg), and Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro) (With travel fellowship from Mozilla Foundation)
    • Founding member of MyData Global, an organization initiated by Open Knowledge Finland for promoting human-centered approach in personal data management that combines industry need to data with digital human rights (2018)
    • Advisor for 2018 Taiwan Internet Transparency Report by Taiwan Association of Human Right
    • Editor of NetPolicy (2016-2017), bi-weekly updates of world-wide cyber policy news
  • Introducing and translating key documents to Taiwan: Beyond Transparency(2014), The U.S. Digital Service Playbook (2015) and Tallinn Manual 2.0 (2017)
  • Open access in scholarly communications: 

Co-founder & Editor, — 2014-Present is a community-based platform aims at sharing maritime news and knowledge to both academic and general audience. Besides contributing/editing daily updates on social media and writing monthly blog posts, my key achievements include: 

  • Co-hosting Fishackathon Taipei with American Institute in Taiwan, Taipei (2016 & 2018)
  • Co-organizing “Sustainable Lunar New Year’s Food” (永續年夜飯) event with National Taiwan Museum (2017 & 2018)
  • Giving invited talks about marine science and maritime affairs to general audience, including: Oil Spill 101 at Marine National Park Headquarter, Kaohsiung (2017) and South China Sea Arbitration and Taiwan: from Conservation Perspectivesat Fri Philo, Taipei (2016)

Teaching assistant, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University — 2006-2008, 2012-2017

I was teaching assistant for following upper-level courses: Life Science Mathematics, Biological Modeling, Computer Extensive Statistics in Ecology and Biological Oceanography (the last two were taught in English).

Research assistant, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University — 2010-2012

I constructed a global database of fisheries and survey data from the stock assessment reports for meta-analysis. Also, I provided administrative assistance to foreign postdoctoral researchers and professors for relocating to Taiwan.

Summer intern, Genomics West Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. — 2006.7-2006.8 (Host: Dr. Jan-Fang Cheng)

I investigated the possibility of using phi29 enzyme for whole genome amplification from bacteria artificial chromosome.


Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University — Ph.D, 2018 

Dissertation: Climate and fishing effects on distribution and size structure of exploited fish populations

Advisor: Dr. Chih-hao Hsieh

Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University — M.Sc., 2010 (graduated with Dean Award of College of Science)

Thesis: Using coupled fish behavior-hydrodynamic model to investigate spawning migration of Japanese anchovy, Engraulis japonicus, from the East China Sea to Taiwan

Advisor: Dr. Chih-hao Hsieh (Institute of Oceanography), Dr. Yu-Heng Tseng (Department of Atmospheric Science)

Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University — B.Sc., 2008

Research cruises

RR1705, Mar. 3-20 2017 on R/V Roger Revelle (As observer for “Study of the Kuroshio – II” project joint cruise of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan and Office of Naval Research, United States. Cruise report


  • Language: Chinese (native speaker), English (full professional proficiency with overall 7.5 in IELTS),  Japanese (limited working proficiency)
  • Experienced in quantitative research, scientific & technical writing and policy analysis
  • Familiar with event logistics, community engagement, social media management & strategies