Eason Chen

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Hi, I'm a senior at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). Eason is the same pronunciation as my Chinese name 怡升 (I-Sheng), which means moving onward and upward with a joyful mind.

I am a passionate researcher. So far, I have participated in several research projects and written 7 papers in AI, Human-Computer Interaction, Education and Blockchain.

Moreover, I love to use my programming skills and creativity to solve problems. Currently, I serve as Research Assistant at school and Blockchain R&D Engineer at Cohart.co.

I plan to start my PhD in US or UK in 2023 Fall. Now I'm looking for program, lab, professor, and scholarship. If you have potential opportunity, don't hesitate to get in touch with me. at eason.tw.chen@gmail.com


Education

Bachelor of Information Science at National Taiwan Normal University (2018 - 2023)

  • Major in Learning Science (learn how to learn)
  • GPA 4.12/4.3

Research Experience

Undergraduate Research Project Principal Investigator (2021/06 - 2022/02)

  • Researched on Building Natural Language Generation Chatbots which features multiple-reply and custom avatars with chosen emotion
  • Compared the user experience of different chatbot designs
  • Results published to CHI 2022, TAICHI 2021, and workshop of WWW 2022 as paper

Google Summer of Code Mentee (2021/05 - 2021/09)

  • Contributed to Accord Project, an open source framework for Smart Legal Contracts
  • Researched on Conversion of Raw Text Legal Agreements into Smart Legal Contracts using NLP
  • Co-work with various open-source contributors from US, UK, and India
  • Results presented as paper at workshop at POPL 2022

Research Assistant (2019/04 - Present)

  • Served as RA for 7 professors with various topics at NTNU and National Taiwan University
  • Developed interactive creativity task platform and analyze the data
  • Using GPT-2, GPT-3 and BERT to build NLP chatbots with emotional and empathetic conversational abilities
  • Designed Integrated Data Export Pipeline by Google Cloud APIs, export data as PLS-SEM statistics input

Work Experience

R&D Engineer at Cohart.co (2022/04 - Present)

  • Co-work with teammates from Vietnam, Malaysia, Türkiye, and US
  • Research on Non-fungible token (NFT) Solutions for Art Creators on Ethereum Blockchain
  • Educate colleagues on tips and principles for developing Blockchain applications

R&D Engineer at FiO.one (2019/06 - 2021/12)

  • Built easy-to-use Blockchain Applications on Ethereum and IOTA
  • Received Best Intern Award for my implementation of data authentication process on FiO’s product
  • Researched on Blockchain Performance Optimization and Cloud Solution, results are patent pending

Programming Skills

  • Blockchain: Solidity, Hardhat, Truffle, Brownie, IOTA, Bitcoin, IPFS, Smart Legal Contract, OpenCerts
  • AI & Data: PyTorch, TensorFlow, Scikit-Learn, Pandas, Matplotlib, Snorkel, SHAP, GPT-3, SPSS, SmartPLS
  • Frontend: Vue, React, Angular, TypeScript, Tensorflow.js, IndexedDB, Bootstrap, Tailwind CSS, Selenium
  • Backend: FastAPI, Flask, Django, Expresss.js
  • Database: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, LevelDB, Elasticsearch, Weaviate
  • Cloud & Server: GCP, AWS, Azure, Docker, CI/CD, Google APIs, Firebase, Ubuntu, CentOS, Nginx

Publications (Selected)

  • Chen, E., Tseng, Y.-H., You, A., Lo, K.-P., Lin, C. (2022). Preliminary Design of an AI Service to Assist Self-regulated Learning by Edge Computing. Paper will present at International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED'22).
  • Chen, E., Tseng, Y.-H. (2022). A decision model for designing NLP applications. Paper presented at User Centered Natural Language Processing Workshop in Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference (WWW'22).
  • Chen, E. (2022). The Effect of Multiple Replies for Natural Language Generation Chatbots. Paper present at Student Research Competition in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI EA '22).
  • Roche, N., Hernandez, W., Chen, E., Siméon, J., & Selman, D. (2022). Ergo--a programming language for Smart Legal Contracts. Paper presented at the Programming Languages and the Law workshop at Principles of Programming Languages Conference (POPL'22).
  • Chen, E. & Tseng, Y.-H. (2021). A chatbot platform that allow custom avatars and emotions and can provides multiple replies. Demo presented at the Taiwan Computer-Human Interaction Conference (TAICHI).
  • Chen, E., Tseng, Y.-H., Chiou, G.-L., & Yuan, C.-W. T. (2021). How the numbers of replies and avatars influence the user experience in Natural Language Generation Chatbot. Paper presented at the Taiwan Computer-Human Interaction Conference (TAICHI).

Public Speaking & Community Experience

NTNU Google Developer Student Club (NTNU GDSC)

  • Founder and Leader (2020 - 2021)
  • Hosted 3 workshops for 50+ students about Developing Python FastAPI and Chatbot
  • Addressed Community Talk about Google Summer of Code Experience and Tips to Apply

Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters (COSCUP)

  • 2021/08 - Speech: The user experience design on Natural Language Generation Chatbot
  • 2021/08 - Speech: The changes, advantages and challenges of IOTA Chrysalis Update
  • 2021/08 - Forum: Current status and potential future of Information Education at Taiwan

Students' Information Technology Conference (SITCON)

  • 2021/08 - Speech: How to Raise an NLP AI Chatbot?
  • 2020/08 - Speech: Can I use Python to control my computer?

Others (Selected)

  • Delivered various Lectures at community, student clubs, course lecture, and workshops

Honors & Awards

  • PyCon APAC Young Inspiring (2022)
  • Five Virtue Awards at NTNU Graduation Ceremony (2022)
  • Excellent Student Award and Scholarship at NTNU (2021)
  • Dean's List at NTNU (2021)
  • Mensa Member
  • First Place of NTNU’s Freshman Oral Expression Competition (2019)

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin): Native
  • English: Fluent (TOEFL 102)

Recommendations

Khánh LươngSoftware Engineer at CohartJune 25, 2022, Khánh is working with Eason on the same team

I have been working with Eason for a few months now. It was my job to integrate his work on Cohart's NFT minting smart contracts. I had no trouble reading and applying his works since they were well-documented and easy to understand. He has also been very supportive.

Eason is always well-structured, fully-prepared, and excellent at presenting his work. I was also impressed with his calm and positive attitude when we encountered any issues.

It was a pleasure to work with him and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs to research and develop blockchain, machine learning, or AI.

Yuen-Hsien TsengDistinguished Professor at National Taiwan Normal UniversityMay 22, 2022, Yuen-Hsien was Eason’s thesis advisor at NTNU

Eason is the most clever and diligent student I have ever seen so far. He is enthusiastic about learning techniques and applications, such as Education, AI, NLP, and Blockchain, and has developed quite a few applications that impressed me.

Moreover, He did not only develop application systems quickly but also evaluated their use in practical applications based on what he learned in his major, i.e., Learning Science.

Lastly, He also devoted himself to scientific paper writing and therefore has several papers accepted in refereed international conferences. I have never heard of any undergraduate students in Taiwan who could have more than 7 papers accepted before their graduation, except Eason.

George ChuFounder and CEO of FiOMay 20, 2022, George Managed Eason directly at FiO

Eason is a very talented, energetic, and self-disciplined person who gives 100% focus on things he is interested. During his work with me, he has demonstrated a great level of creativity with a great mentality for entrepreneurship. He is also a fast learner and loves discovering new technologies with strong desire for new and more knowledge. He possesses a huge potential to be explored and guided with a creative mind. He does have few areas to be further improved but I believe with right mind set, he will easily grow to the next level with no doubt.

Niall RocheHead of Distributed Systems Engineering at Mishcon de Reya LLP & Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL School of ManagementSeptember 24, 2021, Niall was Eason's mentor at Google Summer of Code

Eason's passion for his Google Summer of Code project was matched by his technical capabilities, and his continued hunger to learn and improve. He has been a wonderful mentee and continues to be a passionate contributor to OSS projects. He has a range of technical abilities from Web Development, Machine Learning (in particular, NLP) and also in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. He would be a great asset to any team.