Stephen J.H. Yang, PhD

楊鎮華 博士 (*中文版)

Vice President for Research
National Central University, Taiwan
Chair Prof, Dept. of Computer Science & Info. Eng.
National Central University, Taiwan
Former Director of Dept of Info. and Tech. Education

Ministry of Education, Taiwan















Professor Stephen Yang graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995 with a Ph.D. in computer science. He is currently the Vice President for R&D and Chair Professor of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Central University, Taiwan. Professor Yang was the first Director of Department of Information and Technology Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan. Professor Yang also serves as the convener of the Future Earth Taipei, Sustainable in the Digital Age WG, promoting digital technology to explore sustainable development.


Professor Yang is a top computer scientist and educational scholar. Professor Yang ranks in the top 2% (actually ranks in the top 1.2%) of the world based on the “World’s Top 2% Scientists 2020” released by Stanford University. Which selected the top 2% of scientists from nearly 8 million scientists in the world; there are only 1,400 scientists in education, of which only 20 scholars are Taiwanese, and Professor Yang ranks sixth in Taiwan. selected the top 6,00 computer scientists of 2021, including only 42 scholars from Taiwan, and Professor Yang is one of them.


Professor Yang has published more than 100 journal papers, of which more than 80 are SSCI and SCI journal papers. According to 2016 to 2021 Elsevier SciVal, 26.8% of Prof. Yang’s publications are in the top 10% of most-cited publications worldwide; 54.5% are in the top 10% journals CiteScore worldwide, with an FWCI of 2.23. Professor Yang’s paper citations have exceeded 11,000 with 45 h-index in Google Scholar.


Professor Yang won the Ministry of Science and Technology Outstanding Research Award twice in 2010 and 2017. His research areas include learning analytics, artificial intelligence in education, human-centered AI, sustainable education. Research projects include ESG analytics, Precision education, Human-center AI in education, and the BookRoll Partnership with Kyoto University.


Professor Yang is currently counseling a multinational company in ESG analytics, investigating how to use natural language processing (NLP) technology to analyze corporate ESG reports, and developing more accurate ESG rating prediction algorithms through the training data of Fortune 500 corporate reports and media news. Help enterprises identify ESG key issues that need improvement, formulate improvement strategies, and improve ESG ratings.


Professor Yang and Kyoto University jointly established the BookRoll Partnership Taiwan (BRPT), whose members include more than 32 universities, 84 teachers, 383 courses, and 22,527 students. It is the largest international digital learning initiative in Taiwan and Japan.


Professor Yang and Kyoto University co-chairs 2024 LAK: The International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference. LAK is the top conference in the field of education technology. According to Google scholar citation's Top 20 publications in education technology, LAK ranks 12th and is the only conference in the list.