Julia Hsin-Ping Hsu

Julia Hsin-Ping Hsu

Ph.D. student in Information Technology

Community Informatics Lab

George Mason University


I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Information Technology with a concentration in Information Sciences and Technology at George Mason University. My research interests include Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for social good, computational community data analytics, civic technology and information inequality.

Currently I am a Graduate Research Assistant at Community Informatics Lab at George Mason University.

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  • ML/ AI for social good
  • Computational community data analytics
  • Civic technology
  • Information inequality
  • Software Development


  • PhD in Information Technology, 2024

    George Mason University, VA, USA

  • MS in Computer Science, 2020

    George Mason University, VA, USA

  • BS in Computer Science, 2017

    University of Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Exchange Program in Computer Science with Study Abroad Scholarship, 2016

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University, OK, USA

Research Project Experience


Academic Experience


Graduate Research Assistant

Dept. of Information Sciences & Technology
George Mason University

Nov 2019 – Present Virginia, USA
  • ML/ AI for social good
  • ML algorithm implementation
  • Computational community data analytics
  • Map-based visualization system development

Teaching Assistant

Dept. of Computer Science
University of Taipei

Feb 2017 – Jun 2017 Taipei, Taiwan
  • Provided feedback and instructions to 50 students on Java and Python programming assignments
  • Prepared teaching materials and instructional equipment for Java and Python classes

Technical Skills

  • Programming Languages/ Databases:

    • Python, C, C++, Java, SQL, MongoDB, Spark, MATLAB, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, VHDL, Assembly Language
  • Frameworks/ Other:

    • Django, Angular, Jenkins, Amazon Web Services, RESTful Web Service, React, Rancher, Docker, Android Studio, Google Cloud, Git

Awards & Honors

University International Travel Grant

Reveived university international travel grant

Winner of Wells Fargo Campus Analytics Challenge – NLP and Topic Modeling 2020

Implemented a topic modeling algorithm beyond common approach (LDA)

Outstanding Achievement Award

Outstanding Achievement Award by Taipei City Council for 4 academic years

High Scholar Achievement Award

University of Taipei High Scholar Achievement Award for 4 consecutive years

Social Network Design Competition Award

Social Network Design Competition Award

First Oklahoma High Performance Computing Competition

First Oklahoma High Performance Computing Competition Honorable Mention

Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium Participant

Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium Participant

Winner of Software Creative Design Competition

Winner of the University of Taipei Software Creative Design Competition

Professional Service

Student Volunteer

Late-Breaking Reviewer


  • hhsu2@gmu.edu
  • 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Nguyen Engineering Building