Camille Hsiao-Wei Hu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Management at Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. degree in Information Management from National Central University of Taiwan in 2009. She has served as visiting scholar at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, during June 2008-August 2009. She also served as Secretary to the Minister in the Council Of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (CLA), from October 2009 to August 2010.
Her research interests include Big data mining, social network mining, information retrieval, knowledge discovery, decision support systems, Big Data Mining, cloud service and EC technologies. Currently she is focusing on Big data mining and social network mining. Her research has appeared in Decision Support Systems, IEEE TKDE, IEEE SMCB and Expert Systems with Applications.
Express One’s Self Honestly
The courses of my academic life have been quite different from the ones of my classmates, whom are well-behaved and have good performance in their studies. You can say I “played” through my school life because I believe “Through learning in different ways, it leads to the same consequence.” This is also the best sentence to describe my learning attitude. Regardless of being in school, I seized every chance to participate in club activities and to serve. What surprises me is that the experience from club activities and my after-school job had become the turning point of my academic life and much more. I noticed that there’s no certain function, rule or even formula to a successful activity. There is also no standard to follow. Only through asking questions constantly can one find the most suitable solution. The keys are hidden in the process of inquiry. Through the process, one can learn much more than what the answers can provide. I deem it a truth that “The right questions are more important than the right answers.” Based on this understanding, I have adjusted my learning attitude, which was so eager to find the answers, especially under the stress of tests. When I found that my improvement was inspired by the thinking process, when I came up a question, I suddenly came to a deeper understanding.
In addition, a man who has significantly influenced the person I have become is my professor, Yen-Liang Chen. In academia he strives for excellence and achieves it. He is committed, driven and self-confident. Emotionally, he is the strongest person I know. Following his instruction, I have published papers in prestigious journals like Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems with Application and IEEE TKDE, as well as developed the ability to think independent, which is an important asset that a Ph.D. should possess.
My drive, self-confidence and willingness to chance failure to success have allowed me to take on challenges others might not consider. These challenges define my life, constantly providing inspiration. Though doing research is tough, it does not subdue my enthusiasm. On the contrary, it makes me stronger, more determine and more confident to face the challenge of future works.
Last but not least, I need to express my deep appreciation to you for spending your valuable time for allowing me to share my views.