About me

My research interests are about machine learning and natural language generation. Recently, I'm working on:

  • Trustful and creative text generation [2,3,5,6,7,9,12,13,16]
  • Viewing text/vision in a Physics atomic world [18]
  • Reinforcement learning utilities [2,3,4,17]

I'm currently a computer science PhD candidate at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), working with professor William Yang Wang. Before joining UCSB, I received BS degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, where I worked with professor Lin-shan Lee on speech processing, professor Hung-yi Lee on generative adversarial nets and reinforcement learning on sequence generation, and professor Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen on conversational AI.

I am interning/interned at Meta (Facebook) AI at 2023 (host by Dan Bikel), 2022 (host by Wenhan Xiong and Yashar Mehdad) and 2020 (host by Ahmed El-Kishky and Paco Guzmán), and Amazon Alexa AI (host by Sajjad Beygi and Marriam Fazel-Zarandi]) at 2021.

More details are in my CV. If any question raises, feel free to contact me via email at ``ytuan at ucsb dot edu''


  • Best Poster Award in ACM Augmented Humans 2022

  • Best Paper Award in SoCalNLP 2019

  • Altera Outstanding Achievement Award of Innovate Asia Design Contest, 2016

  • NTU Electrical Engineering 1960 Alumni Scholarship, 2014 and 2016

  • Presidential Award rank 1/169, NTU Electrical Engineering, 2014

Work Experiences

  • Research Intern at Meta, New York, NY, Summer 2023

  • Research Intern at Meta, Menlo Park, CA, Summer 2022

  • Teaching Assistant at UCSB CS190I, Winter 2022

  • Applied Scientist Intern at Amazon Alexa AI, Boston, MA (Virtual), Summer 2021

  • Research Intern at Facebook AI, Menlo Park, CA (Virtual), Summer 2020

  • Research Assistant at NTU, Fall 2017 - Summer 2019

  • Teaching Assistant at NTU CommE5045 and EE4049, Spring 2017