Sean Yun-Shiuan Chuang

My research focuses on using machine learning to improve human-machine interactions.

I am currently an M.S. Computer Science and Ph.D. Cognitive Science student at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Before that, I was a full-time research associate at Center for Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics conducting research on social cognition module for assistive robots.

My expertise includes data science, AI, ML, conducting research on human-machine interaction.

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 Machine-Learning Related Publications:

1. Chuang, Y.S., Zhou, X., Ma, M., Ho, M. Austerweil, J., Zhu, X. (under review) Using Machine Teaching to Investigate Human Assumptions when Teaching Reinforcement Learners

2. Chuang, Y.S., Hubbard, E., Austerweil, J. (2020) The “Fraction Sense” Emerges from a Deep Convolutional Neural Network. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society [pdf]

3. Chuang, Y.S., Hung, Gamborino E., Goh, O.S., Huang, T.R., Chang, Y.L., Yeh, S.L., Fu,L.C. (2020) Using Machine Theory of Mind to Learn Agent Social Network Structures from Observed Interactive Behaviors with Targets. IEEE, Robot and Human Interactive Communication [pdf]

Cognitive Neuroscience-Related Publications:

1. Chuang, Y.S., Austerweil, J., Hubbard, E. (2020). Fraction neural representation in the human parietal cortex: mixed format and magnitude dependent representations. Manuscript in preparation.

2. Chuang, Y.S., Su, Y.S., & Goh, O.S. (under review). Neural responses reveal associations between personal values and value-based decisions.

Conference Presentations & Talks:

Binzak, J.V., Park, Y., Toomarian, E.Y., Kalra, P., Chuang, Y.S., Percival G.M., P.G., & Hubbard, E.M. (2018) Are Fractions Percepts? Neurocognitive Relationships between Nonsymbolic and Symbolic Ratio Processing in Children and Adults. Presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Boston, USA [Poster]

Chuang, Y.S., Su, Y.S., & Goh, O.S. (2017). Personal core values modulate risky choice evaluation and subsequent risk taking behavior: an fMRI study. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA [Poster] [Abstract]

Chuang, Y.S. & Goh, O.S. (2017). Personal values modulate risk-taking behaviors: Hedonism as an Accelerator and Security as a Break. Presented at Joint Conference of National Taiwan University, Peking University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong Psychology Departments, Beijing, China [PosterReceived the Excellent Poster Award