Prof. Hsuan-Tien Lin received a B.S. in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2001, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from California Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He joined the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University as an assistant professor in 2008, and became an associate professor and a full professor in August 2012 and August 2018, respectively. He is now the Chief Data Scientist of Appier, a startup company that specializes in making AI easier in various domains, such as digital advertisement and business intelligence.

From the university, Prof. Lin received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011, the Outstanding Mentoring Award in 2013, and the Outstanding Teaching Awards in 2016 and 2017. He co-authored the introductory machine learning textbook Learning from Data. His research interests include mathematical foundations of machine learning, studies on new learning problems, and improvements on learning algorithms. He received the 2012 K.-T. Li Young Researcher Award from the ACM Taipei Chapter, the 2013 D.-Y. Wu Memorial Award from National Science Council of Taiwan, and the 2017 Creative Young Scholar Award from Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship in Taiwan. He co-led the teams that won the third place of KDDCup 2009 slow track, the champion of KDDCup 2010, the double-champion of the two tracks in KDDCup 2011, the champion of track 2 in KDDCup 2012, and the double-champion of the two tracks in KDDCup 2013. He served as the Secretary General of Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence between 2013 and 2014.

林軒田在2001年於台灣大學資訊工程系取得學士學位,並在2005年及2008年相繼在美國加州理工學院取得碩士及博士學位。他在2008年返回台灣大學資訊工程系擔任助理教授,在2012年升等為副教授,並在2017 年升等為正教授。林教授長期投入「機器學習的理論基礎與演算法設計」之研究。他曾經在2013年至2014年兼任台灣人工智慧學會的秘書長,而目前擔任新創的沛星科技的首席資料科學家,專注於將人工智慧應用於商業領域。

林教授合著了在亞馬遜線上書店暢銷的機器學習入門教科書「Learning From Data」,並曾獲得 2011年台灣大學「教學傑出教師獎」,2013 年台灣大學「優良導師獎」,2016 和 2017 年台灣大學「教學優良教師獎」,2012 年 ACM Taipei Chapter 「李國鼎青年研究獎」,2013 年國科會「吳大猷先生紀念獎」與 2017年傑出人才基金會「年輕學者創新獎」。林教授另共同帶領了台灣大學的團隊,在 2010 至 2013 年,連續獲得了四年(六座)的 KDDCup世界冠軍。