Download full CV: [CV_YYC] (last updated October 2021)
[ORCID] [Google Scholar]


  • Ph.D. candidate, School of Information Sciences 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Aug 2016present
    Dissertation proposal title: Agreeing to Disagree: Applying a Logic-based Approach to Reconciling and Merging Multiple Taxonomies
    Advisor: Bertram Ludäscher
  • M.A., Library and Information Science
    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2013-2015)
    Master’s thesis: Cheng, Y.Y. (2015). A study on the best practice for constructing a cross-lingual geospatial information ontology (Master’s thesis, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan) (in Traditional Chinese).
    Graduated with College Honors (GPA:4.22/4.3)
  • B.A., Library and Information Science
    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2009-2013)
    Minor in Foreign Languages and Literatures
    Graduated with College Honors (GPA:4.24/4.3)


  • iSchool, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Research Assistant  (Aug 2016—)
  • LEADS-4-NDP Program, Academy of Natural Sciences
    Fellow (2019, 2020)
    – Project: From Natural History Literature to Linked Open Data Biodiversity Knowledge Graph
  • WholeTale, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Summer Internship (2018)
    – Project: Reproducibility Study in Biodiversity Informatics
  • Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    Summer Research Assistant (2017)                                         
    – Project: Oxford-Illinois Digital Library Placement Program- Linked Data Digital Musicology Project
  • Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University
    Research Assistant  (Aug 2015-Aug 2016)
    – Project: Framework of a Semantic Web & Spatially-enabled Intelligent City
  • Taiwan Geographic Information System Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Research Assistant  (Aug 2013- Aug 2014)
    -Project: Multi-Agent Knowledge-Oriented Cyberinfrastucture Project (MAKOCI)


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Instructor of Record
    – Course: Metadata in Theory & Practice, Summer 2021
    -Lecture topics: different types of metadata (descriptive, administrative, provenance, etc), metadata interoperability, metadata harvesting, XML, oXygen, etc
    – Courses: Theory and Practice Data Cleaning, Spring 2020 (hybrid class), Fall 2020 (online)
    -Lecture topics: developing use cases for cleaning, different types of datasets, Regular Expressions, OpenRefine, provenance and reproducibility
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    – Courses:
    – Theory and Practice Data Cleaning, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Summer 2020 (Coursera, 400+ students)
    – Information Organization and Access, Spring 2021
  • Full Day Workshop, IDCC 2020, iConference 2021
    -Navigating through the Panoply of Provenance (PoP) Metadata Standards useful for Digital Curation
    workshop website
  • National Taiwan University
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    – Courses: Introduction to Library Science, Fall, 2015; Special Topics on Digital Archives, Spring, 2015; Special Topics on Knowledge Organization, Fall, 2015


  • Beta Phi Mu Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2021, Beta Phi Mu Honor Society
  • Graduate Teacher Certificate, 2021, Illinois Center for Innovation Teaching & Learning
  • Teacher Ranked as Excellent, 2020, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • LEADS-4-NDP extended fellowship, 2020
  • LEADS-4-NDP fellowship, 2019
  • iSchool Student Travel Award, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ASIS&T Student Design Competition winner, 2018
    – Project: ReTrackers: an automated and standardized solution to tracking retracted paper
  • NSF Student Travel Grant for US2TS 2018
  • Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society Honorary Member of Taiwan, 2013, 2015     
  • Best Paper Award, 2015, Library Association of the Republic of China (Paper: Master’s thesis: A study on the best practice for constructing a cross-lingual geospatial information ontology)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2014, Chinese Association of Library & Information Science Education
  • Presidential Award, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, National Taiwan University, ranked in the top 1% of the class
  • Miss Mary Elizabeth Wood Award, 2010, Library Association of Taiwan



  • Diversity and Inclusivity task force, LEADING
  •  Reviewer:
    • ASIS&T: 2019, 2020
    • iConference: 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI): 2018, 2019
  • Conference session chair:
    • ASIS&T: 2021
    • IDCC: 2020
  • Organizer, iSchool Conceptual Foundations Group, 2017-now
  • Vice Chair, UIUC ACM-Women Student Chapter, 2019-2020