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Ting-Shuo Yo

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  • Data Scientist / Founder
  • DataQualia Lab Co. Ltd.
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EVERY once in a while, a new acquaintance would ask me the same question: "How come you study psychology, atmospheric sciences, and then computer sciences along the way? All these subjects seem unrelated and distant from one another." Indeed, there is no easy answer for it. Whether it is human behaviors, brain anatomy, or climate dynamics - they are in fact all about nonlinear phenomena in complex systems. My passion lies in the search for patterns out of the unknown. Nowadays, there is finally a single term to describe the career path I have been seeking for; that is, to excel as a data scientist. MY TRAINING in data analytics, numerical modeling, and computer simulation gives me an edge in analyzing different types of data, including behavioral variables, meteorological data, text mining, medical imaging, and sensor input on mobile devices. To provide integrated solutions, I develop algorithms, software components, and service flows. My interests also extend to mobile applications and app-based solutions for business. My previous work in diffusion MR imaging helped me realize that even a complicated problem can be approached with an integrated technical solution. My main task was to reconstruct the neural structure by associating the actual brain anatomy with a high-dimensional dataset generated from the movement of water molecules in a patient's brain. In short, it was about mapping data between two spaces, which was the essence of data science. I had the chance to utilize my skills in signal processing, probabilistic modeling, numerical simulation, and machine learning at the same time, considering the complexity of the topic. My work can be seen in several peer-reviewed journals as well as in some medical centers. STEPPING into the business sector, it is clear to me that technology alone is not what consumers want. As working in a renown manufacturer of consumer electronics, I participated in several projects related to Digital Life and designed data-driven solutions for our products. Context Awareness Computing is one of the examples. The word context represents the collection of users' surroundings, their motion, and even their intention. We can detect the context by analyzing sensor data from mobile devices with pattern recognition techniques. With the awareness of users’ context, we can design hardware and software functions to empower users in their daily life. In this line of work, I have developed several android apps as well as patented frameworks with the concept of "user-centered design." The innovation methodology of Design Thinking also helps me develop product prototypes that can fulfill customers’ inner needs. As mobile computing, the internet of things, and Big Data are the indispensable trends for years to come, I aim to be a data scientist who can create values from various types of data. To broaden my career path, I currently focus on data-driven solutions involving context aware computing and intelligent systems. Ultimately, I hope the data products I develop cannot only improve but also enrich more people’s lives.

Recent publications

  • Identification of synoptic weather types over Taiwan area with multiple classifiers

    • Su S
    • Chu J
    • Yo T
    • et al.
  • A realistic and robust model for Chinese word segmentation

    • Huang C
    • Yo T
    • Petr S
    • et al.

Professional experience

Data Scientist / Founder

DataQualia Lab Co. Ltd.

June 2016 - Present

Associate Director

Chinese Consumer Center, Stans Foundation

March 2013 - February 2016(3 years)


Asus Design Center, ASUSTech Computer Inc.

March 2011 - February 2013(2 years)

R&D Engineer / Co-founder

December 2009 - February 2011(a year)

Researcher in Training

Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

February 2008 - December 2009(2 years)

Research Assistant

Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University

September 1999 - December 2004(5 years)



National Taiwan University

September 2018 - Present

PhD (unfinished)

Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

February 2008 - November 2009(2 years)

Master of Sciecne

Department of Information and Computing Science, Utrecht University

September 2005 - July 2007(2 years)

Master of Science

Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University

September 1999 - June 2001(2 years)

Bachelor of Science

Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University

October 1994 - June 1999(5 years)

Co-authors (18)

  • Alfred Anwander
  • Chun Siong Soon
  • I-Fan Chen
  • Joel Ruiz