Prof. Jieh Hsiang

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Hsiang.jpg Distinguished Professor, and Director, Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University.

Jieh Hsiang received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1982 and taught at SUNY Stony Brook until 1998.
He joint the Department of Computer Science of the National Taiwan University in 1993 and is currently a Distinguished Professor.
He was NTU's University Librarian from 2002 to 2008, and has been the Director of the Research Center for Digital Humanities since 2008.

While Jieh Hsiang's earlier research had mainly been on automated reasoning, especially on term rewriting systems, he has been working on digital libraries and archives since late 1990s. In recent years his main research emphasis has been on digital humanities, with a focus on developed information technologies for historical research.

Jieh Hsiang is also a research fellow of the Institute for Information Sciences of the Academia Sinica, and a research fellow of the Advanced Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences of NTU. He has authored over 150 research papers and several books, and has received a number of research awards. Among his other professional services are the founding Chair of IFIP WG1.6 (Working Group on Term Rewriting), The founder and first Dean of the College of Science and Technology of the National Chi-Nan University, the Program Director of Computer Science of the National Science Council and Advisor of the Council for Cultural Affairs of Taiwan.