About me

I'm a computer science PhD candidate at University of California, Santa Barbara, advised by Prof. William Wang. Before joining UCSB, I graduated from the Electrical Engineering department in National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2017, and worked as a research assistant in NTU util 2019. I was fortunate to work with Prof. Hung-yi Lee, Prof. Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen, and Prof. Lin-shan Lee. on natural language and speech processing.

My research interests particulary lie in dialogue generation, generative adversarial networks, and reinforcement learning. I persue to develop theoretically sound novel things and incorporate ideas from physics, linguistics and psychology.

For more details, check 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, Summer 2022

  • Applied Scientist Intern at Amazon Alexa, Summer 2021

  • Research Intern at Facebook AI, Summer 2020

  • Research Assistant at NTU, Fall 2017 - Summer 2019