Chi-Lin Yu

Curriculum Vitae 

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2019/9 - 2024/4 (Expected)
  • M.S. in Psychology, National Taiwan University, 2017/2 - 2018/6
  • B.S. in Psychology, National Cheng Kung University, 2012/9 - 2016/6

Experience

  • Infant Cognition Project, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Mentor: Prof. Henry Wellman, PhD
    • Explore the relationship between Theory of Mind and language development in deaf children with cochlear implants or hearing aids.
  • Language & Literacy Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Mentor: Prof. Ioulia Kovelman, PhD
    • Use near functional infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to examine the neural development of bilingualism in Chinese-English bilingual children.
  • Language Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University. Mentor: Prof. Tai-Li Chou, PhD
    • Develop functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies to investigate the underlying mechanism of social cognition in typical developing children.
    • Identify aberrant cognitive organizations in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) patients and propose a framework for their atypical social processing.
    • Understand the differences in neural correlates of semantic processing between typical developing subjects and schizophrenia patients.
    • Investigate language comprehension and the corresponding neural activities in bilingual adults.
    • Design a new analysis method that implement machine learning algorithms to analyze near functional infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) data.
    • Establish a model to interpret the mechanism of human empathy.
  • Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development Laboratory, Department of Psychology, National Cheng Kung University. Mentor: Prof. Jon-Fan Hu, PhD
    • Pioneer fNIRS research in Taiwan to explore the neural mechanism of first impression formation.
    • Adopt behavioral experiments in embodied perspective to probe semantic properties of emotion words.
    • Develop fMRI studies to investigate the underlying relationships between ToM and humor processing.
    • Establish valid and reliable scales to measure self-report empathy ability
    • Design developmental experiments to understand the interaction between Theory of Mind, empathy and social development.
  • Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, National Cheng Kung University, Department of Psychology. Mentor: Prof. Der-Yow Chen, PhD
    • Develop a multi-fMRI scanners hyper-scanning paradigm to investigate the neural underpinnings of social interaction.
    • Probe the underlying metalizing processes and cognitive abilities of playing Chinese Go from the experimental psychology perspective.
    • Investigate the relationship between perspective taking and emotion processing using interactive social decision-making tasks.
  • National Cheng Kung University, Institute of Education. Mentor: Prof. Ching-Fan Sheu
    • Design an user-friendly web application for exploratory factor analysis (EFA) by using shiny package in R.
    • Develop exploratory graphical tools for Event Related Potentials (ERPs) and fNIRS data analysis.
  • NTHU (National Tsing Hua University), Center for General Education. Mentor: Prof. Shu-Hui Lee
    • Develop fMRI studies to explore the neural correlates of Chinese classifiers in typical developing children.
    • Design behavorial and neuroimaging experiments to investigate the aberrant neural mechanisms of Theory of Mind and emotion-related semanti cprocessing in patients with alexithymia.
  • Teaching Assistant
    • 2018 Teaching Assistant, Brain and Language Course (English-Taught), Mentor: Prof. Tai-Li Chou
    • 2017 Teaching Assistant, General Psychology Course, Mentor: Prof. Tai-Li Chou
    • 2016 Teaching Assistant, Cognitive Neuroscience Course, Mentor: Prof. Shu-Lan Hsieh
    • 2016 Teaching Assistant, Assessment Practicum Developmental Psychology Course, Mentor: Prof. Jon-Fan Hu
    • 2016 Teaching Assistant, Seminar on Emotion and Memory Course, Mentor: Prof. Der-Yow Chen

Awards

  • 2019 Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science Graduate Fellowship
  • 2018 Taiwan Government PhD Fellowship for Studying Abroad: 4 years full funding for studying PhD in U.S. (This funding supports the best student in psychology/neuroscience domain. Only one student for each year.)
  • 2018 Best paper award for Annual Meeting of Taiwanese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 2016 NCKU President Wei-Noon Wang Memorial Scholarship
  • 2016 KYMCO Scholarship for outstanding student
  • 2016 Ren-Da Industrial Park outstanding student scholarship
  • 2016 Rank 1st in the class of NCKU psychology department in 2015~2016 academic year
  • 2015 The title of outstanding student for the academic achievement
  • 2015 Rank 1st in the class of NCKU psychology department in 2014~2015 academic year
  • 2015 Tainan True Jesus Church outstanding student scholarship
  • 2015 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology Research Scholarship (Students : Wang, M. Y. , Yu, C. L., et al.; Project Number:104-2815-C-006-149–H)
  • 2014 Tainan True Jesus Church outstanding student scholarship
  • 2014 The second place award of posters in the Experimental Psychology Course

Skills

  • Languages
    • Mandarin (Native Fluency)
    • English (Excellent Fluency)
    • Taiwanese (Excellent Fluency)
  • Experimental skill
    • Experimental Design
    • Big Data Analysis
    • Scale Design and Analysis
    • Statical Modeling
    • Neuroimaging Data Analysis (e.g., fMRI, fNIRS, ERP)
  • Computer programing
    • R
    • MATLAB
    • SPM
    • E-PRIME
    • HOMER
    • Oro.Nifti
    • ANTsR
    • fslR

Selected Extracurricular

  • 2018 Volunteer Assistant, The 17th International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages and the 9th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition (ICPEAL 17 – CLDC 9)
  • 2016 Valedictorian, Department of Psychology, NCKU
  • 2015 Representatives of Students in School, Department of Psychology, NCKU
  • 2015 Chief Counselor, Psychology Summer Camp, NCKU
  • 2015 Volunteer Assistant, The 7th Annual Taiwan Association of Clinical Psychology Meeting
  • 2015 Symposium Student for resting state fMRI, Mind Research and imaging center, NCKU
  • 2015 Symposium Student for Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging, Mind Research and imaging center, NCKU
  • 2014 Activity Leader, The Night of Psychology, NCKU
  • 2014 Execute Officer, Psychology Freshman Camp, NCKU
  • 2014 Chief Counselor, Kaohsiung Area Alumni Association, NCKU
  • 2013 Leader, The Week of Psychology, NCKU
  • 2013 Member, Students Association in department of psychology, NCKU
  • 2013 Program Director, Psychology Summer Camp, NCKU