Chun-Wei Chiang

Ph.D. student and
Software Engineer Blockchain developer Web designer Android developer Startup founder Blogger

About me

Welcome, my name is Chun-Wei Chiang. I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at West Virginia University. I am working as an graduate researcher in HCI@WVU Lab. I have been working in software development since 2012 in Android and web development with the experience across the finance and education. My research involves the areas of: Blockchain and Smart contract, Crowdsourcing and Application design & development .


Research papers

Crowd Coach: Peer Coaching for Crowd Workers' Skill Growth
Chun-Wei Chiang, Anna Kasunic, Saiph Savage
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2018
[google scholar] [pdf] [talk]
Exploring Blockchain for Trustful Collaborations between Immigrants and Governments
Chun-Wei Chiang, Eber Betanzos, Saiph Savage
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2018
[google scholar] [pdf] [talk]
Crowd Work on a CV? Understanding How AMT Fits into Turkers' Career Goals and Professional Profiles
Anna Kasunic, Chun Wei Chiang, Geoff Kaufman, Saiph Savage
CI: ACM Collective Intelligence Conference 2018
[google scholar] [pdf] [talk]
Designing Blockchain Technology to Transform Rural Communities
Chun-Wei Chiang, Eber Betanzos, Michael Austin, Saiph Savage
Workshop CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2018
[pdf] [talk]
Understanding Interface Design and Mobile Money Perceptions in Latin America
Chun-Wei Chiang, Caroline Anderson, Claudia Flores Saviaga, Eduardo Jr Arenas, Felipe Colin, Mario Romero, Cuauhtemoc Rivera-Loaiza, Norma Elva Chavez and Saiph Savage
Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2017
[google scholar] [pdf] [talk]


Graduate Research Assistant

HCI lab@ WVU

2017 - present

Morgantown, West Virginia

Work in the HCI@WVU labs, which is lead by Dr.Savage.

  • Develop a budget supervision system through blockchain technology to encourage citizens involving in community development with local government. [News]
  • Propose recommendations to Blockchain Advisory Board, which belonged to Mexico Presidency, for building smart tender system. [News]
  • Design and implement a chrome plugin to train crowd workers to speed up their work.[News]
  • Interview Latin American users and design the prototype of mobile remittance applications which utilizes cryptocurrency transfer to reduce international transaction fee.
  • Established an exchange rate calculator website to help immigrants find out real exchange rate from different companies.
  • Apply IRB expedited protocols for human subject research.
  • Paper peer review for the journal: Big Data, and conference: IUI, CSCW, CHI.

Founding Engineer



San Francisco, California

Cateno addresses the issue of accountability and corporate governance for ICOs

  • Lead blockchain develop team for establishing Initial Coin Offer (ICO) Governance platform on Ethereum.
  • Using to connect the Etherem network to the local server and allow users connect the service on the blockchain network through our server.

Software Engineer



Taipei, Taiwan

Mitake is the biggest stock order mobile application company in Taiwan.

  • Programmed and maintained stock ordering applications for 8 different stock brokers on Android phone and tablet by using java and Android SDK.
  • Troubleshot user's technology problems and existed bugs on published stock ordering applications.
  • Overhauled the old stock ordering applications to enhance the code's efficiency and code readability, reducing the bug happen rates which made by other programmers.
  • Collaborated with product management department to diagnose and evaluate customers' requirements.

Alternative Military

Su'ao Branch, Taipei Veterans General Hospital


Ilan, Taiwan

Every male in Taiwan has to serve the country based on their skills for one years.

  • Improve the readability of the data in the medical record system by applying database normalization.
  • Assist the patients doing physical therapy.


The programing lanugage I have learned


Data Analysis
Data Mining
Machine Learning


Smart Contract

Mobile Development


Web design



West Virginia University

Ph.D. in Computer Science

2018 - present (Anticipated: May 2020)

Master in Computer Science

2016 - 2018

Morgantown, West Virginia

West Virginia University demonstrated remarkable scale and diversity of opportunity.
It pushed me to expand, challenge, and adjust my worldview. My recent coursework has included
Social Computing, Advance Artificial Intelligent, Advanced Data Mining, Computer Vision and machine learning.

Class Project

  • Sentence Classifier: Classify sentence to multiple class via doc2vec in python.
  • Edge detection: Detect and draw the circle from a picture via C++.
  • Gaussian pyramid: Implement Gaussian pyramid and Luplcian pyramid without openCV via C++.
  • ChiMerge: Implement ChiMerge [1992] via python
  • Kmean: Using python to implement K mean on MNIST dataset without sklearn module
  • PCA: Using python to implement PCA without sklearn package

National Central University

Bachelor in Information Management

2008 - 2012

Taoyuan, Taiwan

Nationcal Central University was where I was able to learn how to involve in independent
study opportunities that sparked a curiosity for programming, collaborate and lead the
peers (as the class president), facilitate impactful service events for the local community.

Feel free to contact me


Phone: (304)-276-6228

LinkedIn: Chun-Wei Chiang

Blog: Medium

Github: @night18