Joey Chiao-Yin Hsiao

A Believer of the Strength of Weak Ties


Hello! I am Joey, or officially Chiao-Yin Hsiao / 蕭喬尹. I am a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Information, University of Michigan (UMSI). I am now a member of the Social Innovations Group (SIG), advised by Prof. Tawanna Dillahunt.

My research interests are Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Social Computing. I am currently exploring how location-based social applications, such as people-nearby applications, hybrid community applications, and sharing economy applications, can support newcomers in adapting to a new environment.

I received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University (NTU-CSIE), advised by Prof. Yung-Jen Hsu. Before pursuing my Ph.D., I worked as a research assistant at Intel-NTU Context Computing Center with Prof. Hao-Chuan Wang and Prof. Bing-Yu Chen.

I believe in the theory - strength of the weak ties, so I love to meet new friends and introduce friends to each other. I also love collecting hats. Let me know if you know where to find cool hats!

For more details, please check my CV.


Ongoing Projects

Newly Arrived Immigrants' Technology Use for Adaptation Needs

Designing Next-Generational Employment Tools for Underserved Job Seekers

Past Projects

Discovering People-Nearby Applications' Benefits for People who Face Life Transitions

Examining Factors Influencing Participation in the Sharing Economy


Journal Articles & Conference Papers

  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y. and Dillahunt, T. R. (2018). Technology to Support Immigrant Access to Social Capital and Adaptation to a New Country. Proc. of the ACM Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 2, CSCW, Article 70. (AC rate: 25.6%). [paper]
  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Moser, C., Schoenebeck, S., and Dillahunt, T. R. (2018). The Role of Demographics, Trust, Computer Self-efficacy, and Ease of Use in the Sharing Economy. In Proc. of COMPASS'18. (Presenter). [paper]
  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y., and Dillahunt, T. R. (2017). People-Nearby Applications: How Newcomers Move Their Relationships Offline and Develop Social and Cultural Capital. In Proc. of CSCW'17. (AC rate: 33%; Presenter). [paper]
  • Rajan, R., Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Lahoti, D., and Selker, T. (2013). Roger that! - The Value of Adding Social Feedback in Audio-mediated Communications. In Proc. of INTERACT'13. (AC rate: 31%). [paper]
  • Tsai, W.-C. Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Lee, H.-C., Huang, C.-H., Hu, J.-C., Liang, R.-H., and Hsu, Y.-J. (2013). Designing a Reminiscence Aid in Personal Soundscape. In Proc. of IASDR'13. [paper]

Posters and Workshop Papers

  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y. (2019). Fostering Immigrants’ Trust in Online Local Social Exchange. To be presented at CSCW 2019 Doctoral Consortium. (Presenter).
  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Dillahunt, T. R. (2017). Detecting Life Changes: Increasing Opportunities to Benefit from People-Nearby Applications. Presented at CHI 2017. (Presenter). [extended abstract]
  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Pan, M.-H., Wang, H.-C., and Hsu, Y.-J. (2015). The Price of the Priceless: Understanding Estimated Costs of Work in Friendsourcing. Presented at CHI 2015. (Presenter). [extended abstract]
  • Tsai, W.-C., Lee, H.-C., Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Liang, R.-H., and Hsu, Y.-J. (2013). Framing Design of Reminiscence Aids with Transactive Memory Theory. Presented at CHI 2013. [extended abstract]
  • Tsai, W.-C., Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Lee, H.-C., Huang, C.-H., and Hsu, Y.-J. (2012). In Search of Lost Sounds: Designing a Reminiscence Aid in Everyday Soundscape. Presented at DIS'12. [paper]
  • Hsiao, J. C.-Y., Jih, W.-R., and Hsu, Y.-J. (2012). Recognizing Continuous Social Engagement Level in Dyadic Conversation by Using Turn-taking and Speech Emotion Patterns. Presented at AAAI'12 Activity Context Representation (ACR) Workshop. (Presenter). [paper]