Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang 黃挺豪

I am a PhD candidate at Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). My primary research interests are real-time crowdsourcing and conversational agents, under the broader umbrella of adopting human-in-loop architectures to improve existing automated systems. My PhD advisor is Prof. Jeffrey P. Bigham. I went to National Taiwan University in Taiwan before I joined CMU.

People often know me by the deployment of Chorus, Visual Storytelling dataset, ACBiMA, Chinese Opinion Treebank, or thousands of photos I took. I am also known as "windx" on the Internet.

I passed my PhD thesis proposal (slides) on January 11th, 2017. I expect to graduate in Spring 2018.


Selected Publications

  • The deployment of Chorus system is primarily described in the following paper of HCOMP 2016:
    "Is there anything else I can help you with?": Challenges in Deploying an On-Demand Crowd-Powered Conversational Agent
    Ting-Hao K. Huang, Walter S. Lasecki, Amos Azaria, Jeffrey P. Bigham.
    In Proceedings of Conference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2016), 2016, Austin, TX, USA.
  • I created the Visual Storytelling dataset, which is the first dataset for "visual storytelling", during my internship at Microsoft Research in 2015 summer.
    Visual Storytelling
    Ting-Hao K. Huang, Francis Ferraro, Nasrin Mostafazadeh, Ishan Misra, Jacob Devlin, Aishwarya Agrawal, Ross Girshick, Xiaodong He, Pushmeet Kohli, Dhruv Batra, Larry Zitnick, Devi Parikh, Lucy Vanderwende, Michel Galley and Margaret Mitchell.
    In proc. the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2016), June, 2016, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • "Guardian" is one of the follow-up works we developed to automate Chorus:
    Guardian: A Crowd-Powered Spoken Dialog System for Web APIs
    Ting-Hao K. Huang, Walter S Lasecki, Jeffrey P Bigham.
    In Proceedings of Conference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2015), pages 62–71, November, 2015, San Diego, USA.


  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award (14/281 = 5%), CHI LBW 2016, 2016.
  • Yahoo! Fellowship of the InMind project at CMU, 2014 – Present.
  • Best Poster Award, LTI Student Research Symposium 2013, 2013.