Joey Chiao-Yin Hsiao

A Believer of the Strength of Weak Ties


Hello! I am Joey, or officially Chiao-Yin Hsiao / 蕭喬尹. I am a third-year Ph.D. student at the School of Information, University of Michigan (UMSI). I am now a member of the Social Innovation Group (SIG), advised by Prof. Tawanna Dillahunt.

My research interests are Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Social Computing. I am currently exploring how location-based social-matching applications, i.e., people-nearby applications, can support newcomers such as newly arrived immigrants.

I received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University (NTU-CSIE), advised by Prof. Yung-Jen Hsu. Before starting my Ph.D., I worked as a research assistant in Intel-NTU Context Computing Center with Prof. Hao-Chuan Wang and Prof. Bing-Yu Chen.

I believe in the theory - strength of the weak ties, so I love to meet new friends and introduce a friend to another friend. I also love collecting hats. Let me know if you know where to find cool hats!

For more details, please check my CV.


Conference Proceeding Papers

  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y., and Dillahunt, T. R. People-Nearby Applications: How Newcomers Move Their Relationships Offline and Develop Social and Cultural Capital. In Proc. of CSCW'17 (AC rate: 33%). [paper]
  • Rajan, R., Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Lahoti, D., and Selker, T. "Roger that!" - The Value of Adding Social Feedback in Audio-mediated Communications. In Proc. of INTERACT'13 (AC rate: 31%). [paper]
  • Tsai, W.-C. Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Lee, H.-C., Huang, C.-H., Hu, J.-C., Liang, R.-H., and Hsu, Y.-J. Designing a Reminiscence Aid in Personal Soundscape. In Proc. of IASDR '13. [paper]

Conference and Workshop Presentations

  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Dillahunt, T. R. Detecting Life Changes: Increasing Opportunities to Benefit from People-Nearby Applications. Presented at CHI 2017 (Presenter). [extended abstract]
  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Pan, M.-H., Wang, H.-C., and Hsu, Y.-J. The Price of the Priceless: Understanding Estimated Costs of Work in Friendsourcing. Presented at CHI 2015 (Presenter). [extended abstract]
  • Tsai, W.-C., Lee, H.-C., Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Liang, R.-H., and Hsu, Y.-J. Framing Design of Reminiscence Aids with Transactive Memory Theory. Presented at CHI 2013. [extended abstract]
  • Tsai, W.-C., Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Lee, H.-C., Huang, C.-H., and Hsu, Y.-J. In Search of Lost Sounds: Designing a Reminiscence Aid in Everyday Soundscape. Presented at DIS'12. [paper]
  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Jih, W.-R., and Hsu, Y.-J. Recognizing Continuous Social Engagement Level in Dyadic Conversation by Using Turn-taking and Speech Emotion Patterns. Presented at AAAI'12 Activity Context Representation (ACR) Workshop (Presenter). [paper]