Yi-Hsuan Hsieh 謝宜軒  /  yihsuan [at] cs.utexas.edu

Yi-Hsuan Hsieh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She received an M.S. in Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University.

She is interested in developing system applications that people can use easily and efficiently. Her research areas include robotic systems, smartphone applications, wireless embedded systems, and sensors.

Her current research focuses on developing software for non-expert users to program robotic systems efficiently. Her previous research interests include developing a smartphone system to assist real-world vehicle safety for future autonomous cars and implementing healthcare applications for clinical patients.


University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. (2014 Fall - present)
PhD student in Computer Science Department
Advisor: Prof. Aloysius K. Mok

National Taiwan University, Taipei Taiwan (September 2011 - June 2013)
Master of Science
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Hao-Hua Chu

National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu Taiwan (September 2007 - June 2011)
Bachelor of Science
Department of Computer Science
Project Advisor: Prof. Jang-Ping Sheu


  • Yi-Hsuan Hsieh and Aloysius K Mok "SQGS: Sensing-based Quality-aware Robot Programming Guidance System for Non-experts", Conference Paper, IEEE ETFA 2021 (IEEE 26th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation). [Link] [Video]

  • Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, Pei-Chi Huang, and Aloysius K Mok "SQRP: Sensing Quality-aware Robot Programming System for Non-expert Programmers", Conference Paper, IEEE ICRA 2021 (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation). [Link]

  • Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, Pei-Chi Huang, Zihang He and Aloysius K Mok "Sensing Quality-aware Robot Programming System for Non-expert Programmers", Demo Section, IEEE RTSS 2020 (IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium).

  • Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, Pei-Chi Huang, Qixing Huang, Aloysius K. Mok, "LASSO: Location Assistant for Seeking and Searching Objects", Conference Paper, IEEE ICPS 2019 (IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems). [Link]

  • Pei-Chi Huang, Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, Aloysius K. Mok, "A Skill-Based Programming System for Robotic Furniture Assembly", INDIN 2018, IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, July 2018.

  • Weijia Xu, Maria Esteva, Deborah Beck, Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, "A Portable Strategy for Preserving Web Applications Functionality", Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2017 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference, June 2017. [Link]

  • James Davis, Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, Hung-Chi Lee , “Humans Perceive Flicker Artifacts at 500 Hz”, Nature Scientific Reports, 03 February 2015. [Link]

  • Chuang-Wen You , Hsin-Liu (Cindy) Kao, Bo-Jhang Ho, Nan-Chen Chen, Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, Polly Huang, Hao-hua Chu, "ThermalProbe: Exploring the Use OF Thermal Identification for Per-User Energy Metering", IEEE Internatinoal Conference on Green Computing and Communications ( GreenCom 2014 ), Taipei Taiwan, September 2014 (Best Paper Award)

  • Kuo-Cheng Wang, Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, Chi-Hsien Yen, Chuang-Wen You, Yen-Chang Chen, Ming-Chyi Huang, Seng-Yong Lau, Hsin-Liu (Cindy) Kao, Hao-Hua Chu, "SoberDiary: A Phone-based Support System for Assisting Recovery from Alcohol Dependence", video presentation, ACM UbiComp 2014.
    [Link] [PDF]

  • Chuang-Wen You, Yung-Huan Hsieh, Wen-Huang Cheng, Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, "AttachedShock: Design of a Crossing-based Target Selection Technique on Augmented Reality Devices and its Implications", International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 72, issue 7, July 2014. [Link]

  • Ted Tsung-Te Lai, Wei-Ju Chen, Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, Kuei-Han Li, Ya-Yunn Su, Polly Huang, Hao-Hua Chu, “Why Blow Away Heat? Harvest Server’s Heat Using Thermoelectric Generators” ACM Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems 2012 ( ASPLOS’12 ), Poster Section, London, UK.
    [PDF] [Poster] (Best Poster Award)


  • Microelectronics and Computer Development (MCD) Fellowships, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
  • The Best Paper Award, IEEE GreenCom 2014 Taipei Taiwan
  • The Best Poster Award, ACM ASPLOS’12 London
  • ZyXEL Scholarship (4 winners per year, NTHU College of EECS, Networking equipment vendor in Taiwan), 2010
  • Scholarship of Exchange Program to TsingHua University, Beijing, China, Summer 2009
  • Academic Achievement Awards (ranked 1st in GPA), NTHU, 2007 / 2008 / 2010

Research Experience and Service

  • Teaching Assistant (CS, UT Austin): CS 313E Elements of Software Design (Summer 2021):
    This course introduces data structures and algorithms by using Python language.
  • Teaching Assistant (CS, UT Austin): CS 378 Introduction to Cyber-physical Systems (Spring 2019, Spring 2021):
    This course introduces cyber-physical systems. I helped with the assignment design for a real-world model auto car, F1TENTH, and the simulated Husky car.
  • Teaching Assistant (CS, UT Austin): CS386C: Dependable Computing Systems (Fall 2017):
    This course is an introduction of dependable computing systems, which cover real-time system, clock synchronization and fault-tolerance.
  • Giving Lightening Talk for 3rd Annual UT Digital Preservation Symposium. (April 21, 2017)
    Topic: Preserving Web Applications Functionality in A Portable Way.
  • Graduate Research Assistant (June - August, 2016), The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).
    Research on Web Application's Functionality Preservation.
  • ACM Ubicomp 2014 external reviewer (March 2014)
  • ACM MobiSys 2013 student volunteer, Taipei, Taiwan (June 25 - 28, 2013)
  • Research Assistant, UbiComp Lab, National Taiwan University (July 2013 - June 2014)
  • Adjunct Research Assistant, Academia Sinica (Oct. 2013 - Dec. 2013)
  • Graduate Research, UbiComp Lab, National Taiwan University (Aug. 2011 - June 2013)