I am from Taiwan, a small democratic country in Asia. During my master's study at NTHU Datalab led by Prof. Shan-Hung Wu, I developed my interests in machine learning, failed through several projects, and finally succeeded in the last project before graduation. Out of dissatisfaction with my research level, I started to work as a research assistant at Taiwan Academia Sinica under the supervision of Prof. Chi-Jen Lu for several months. But, due to the lack of confidence and convincing publications, I postponed my research pursuing and joined Microsoft to work as a Software Engineer at its Taiwan AI+R Center for 1.5 years.
During my time working at Microsoft, my master thesis got accepted by ICML 2019. It helped me secure this PhD position at KTH. I started in March 2020 under the supervision of Prof. Aristides Gionis. My research is funded by an ERC project called REBOUND, focusing on developing graph mining methods to mitigate the phenomenon of polarization and misinformation.