Academia Sinica Frontiers of Sciences and Humanities Seminar Series


To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Academia Sinica, Institutes/Research Centers from Divisions of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences will be jointly hosting the “Frontiers of Sciences and Humanities Seminar Series” in November 2018. 16 Seminars and mini-symposiums are going to take place in AS. To reveal the research development prospective of the next 10 years, the seminars invite 24 renowned scholars to elaborate on the development of their specialties. It is with hope that the series of activities can raise AS popularity in academia world, inspire AS researchers, and allow general public understanding the position and importance of AS.


Contact: Dr. Yen, Ai-Hsin (Department of Academic Affairs and Instrument Service, Academia Sinica), +886-2-2789-9614


Speaker Affiliation Topic Organizer Date Venue
Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Dr. Sheng-Wei Chen Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica  

Democratization of Artificial Intelligence in Taiwan

Institute of Information Science 2018/11/15 (Thu.)
13:30 – 17:30
R106, 1F, Institute of Information Science
Prof. Hsuan-Tien Lin Chief Data Scientist of Appier Machine Learning for Modern Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Jane Chang Department of Chemical Engineering, UCLA Challenges and Opportunities in Design and Engineering of Function Accelerated Nano-Materials Research Center for Applied Sciences 2018/11/30 (Fri.)09:10 – 12:00 B106 Auditorium, 1F, Interdisciplinary Research Building for Science and Technology
Prof. Samuel Kou Department of Statistics, Harvard, USA Learning from Big Medical Data: Statistical Analysis on Electronic Health Records Institute of Statistical Science 2018/11/5 (Mon.)
1st Conference Room, 2F, Activities Center
Dr. Yen-Tsung Huang Institute of Statistical Science Causal Mediation Analysis: From Univariate to Multivariate Mediators 2018/11/6 (Tue.)
“AS Science and Humanity Frontier Forum

Statistics for the Next Decade”

2018/11/5 (Mon.)
13:30 – 15:00
Prof. Cheng Chin Department of Physics, University of Chicago, USA Create the Quantum World to Your Liking Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences 2018/11/23 (Fri.)
Dr. Poe Auditorium, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences

(on NTU campus)

Prof. Min-Hsiu Hsieh University of Technology Sydney, Australia Quantum Computer, Quantum Software and Beyond
Prof. Chun-Chieh Wu Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University Dynamics of Typhoon Intensity Change -DOTSTAR, T-PARC, WISHE, SEF and RI Research Center for Environmental Changes 2018/11/16 (Fri.)
1st Conference Room, 3F, Humanities and Social Sciences Building
Prof. Victor Tsai Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology The Challenge of Understanding the Earth: Physics, Data Quality, and Computational Power Institute of Earth Sciences 2018/11/2 (Fri.)


IES Auditorium, 2F
Prof. Chung-Pei Ma Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley Black Hole Astrophysics in the New Era of Gravitational Waves Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2018/11/19 (Mon.)
ASIAA Auditorium, 1F, Astronomy Mathematics Building (on NTU campus)
Division of Life Sciences
Stem Cells & Developmental Biology Minisymposium
Prof. Kenneth D. Poss Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center, USA Mechanisms Guiding Tissue Regeneration in Zebrafish Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology
Institute of Molecular Biology
2019/1/24 (Thu.)
1F Auditorium, Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology
Assistant Prof. Maria Barna Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics, Stanford University, USA Ribosome Heterogeneity in Translating the Genetic Code: From Genes to Organisms
Prof. Sung-Jan Lin Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University Environmental Regulation of Hair Regeneration
Dr. Shen-Ju Chou Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica Patterning of the Cerebral cortex
Dr. Jun-An Chen Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica From “Mirco”Managing to “Lnc” Hox Gene Regulation: A Non Coding RNA Perspective
Dr. Ming-Jung Liu Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica Determinants of Alternative Translation Initiation Sites and Their Influence on Plant Gene Expression
Chen-Hui Chen Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica In Toto Monitoring of the Developing Zebrafish Skin
at Single-Cell Resolution
Genomics & Evolution Minisymposium / Division of Life Sciences
Prof. Michael Desai Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Physics, Harvard, USA Evolutionary Dynamics in Experimental Microbial Population Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology

Biodiversity Research Center

2018/11/22 (Thu.)
A134 , Agricultural Technology Building
Dr. Isheng Jason Tsai Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica Ecological Genomics of Fungi in Taiwan
Prof. Toni Gabaldón Bioinformatics and Genomics Program, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain Looking at Genomes from An Evolutionary Prism
Dr. Pao-Yang Chen Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica Genome-Wide DNA Methylation in Plants and Animals
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prof. Matthew Shum Economics Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology Dynamic Labor Supply of Taxicab Drivers: A Semiparametric Optimal Stopping Model Institute of Economics 2018/11/27 (Tue.)
Mo-Huan Auditorium, Institute of Economics
Dr. Yen-Sheng Chiang Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica What is Social? A Multi-Level and Multi-Disciplinary Perspective Institute of Sociology 2018/11/16 (Fri.)
Room 802, 8F, Humanities and Social Sciences South Building
Prof. Emma J. Teng Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Frontiers, Borderlands, and Diasporas : Reflections on Working at the Margins Institute of Taiwan History
Institute of History and Philology
Institute of Modern History
2018/11/13 (Tue.)
1st Conference Room, Humanities and Social Sciences North Building


From November 5, 2018 to January 24, 2019


Academia Sinica
National Taiwan University