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Course Schedule for Spring 2017


Subject CR Lecturer / Chair Time Place
Mobile Social Networks 3 R Dr. Chih-Ya Shen Mon 14-17 N107, IIS or
R104, Delta
Probability and Statistics 0 R Dr. Ronald Chang Wed 10-12 N107
Seminar 0 R PI Faculty Wed 14-16 N106
Data Mining in Social Networks 3 R Dr. Man-Kwan Shan Thur 9-12 O108

SNHCC Courses-Previous Semesters


Spring 2017 MM NLPIR SEM
Fall 2016 P & S DM HCC SEM
Spring 2016 MM NLPIR MSN SEM
Fall 2015 P & S DM HCC SEM
Spring 2015 MSN MM HCC SEM
Fall 2014 DM NLPIR SEM

Core Courses


Students need to complete 3 of the 5 core courses and at least 3 elective courses. Since NTHU and NCCU honor the course credits granted by each other, students in this program can take related courses (major courses for master and phd students) from both schools. Before completing 18 credits, students are required to take at least two courses "with" credits every semester.

1 Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval with Applications in Social Networks 3 credits
2 Data Mining in Social Networks 3 credits
3 Social Multimedia 3 credits
4 Mobile Social Networks 3 credits
5 Human-Centered Computing 3 credits
6 Seminars 0 credits
7 Project Research 0 credits
8 Dissertation 0 credits

Note : All international students are required to take Chinese Class for one year. This can be waived if you pass the proficiency test.

Graduation Requirement


Course Requirement

  1. Required Courses: Pass at least three out of five SNHCC Core Courses.
  2. Elective Courses: AT least 9 credits, including Ph.D. level courses CS/ISA/COM from NTHU or NCCU. This does not include PhD Thesis, Special Project, seminar or Chinese Class.
  3. Students have to participate in Seminar every semester in the first 6 semesters. This is mandatory. According to students??backgrounds, degree requirements may include participation of prescribed planned curriculum.
  4. Students are encouraged to complete the course work within two years in order to have sufficient time preparing Qualification Assessment.

Qualifying Examination

To qualify, students must pass the academic courses with outstanding performance and research ability assessment.

  1. Outstanding Academic Performance --- Minimum three SNHCC core courses.
    1. Students are required to high pass 3 out of 5 core courses. Superior graduate level performance. Consistently demonstrates complete and accurate understanding and application of knowledge and skills. The professors form each core courses will determine the passing thresholds, at least B+ and above.
    2. The students are allowed to re-take the course and obtain "high pass."
    3. Publication or paper submission is not allowed in lieu of this requirement.
    4. Students who are not able to pass three (out of five) core courses WITH superior graduate level performance by the end of the fifth semester. You are not qualified for research ability assessment.
  2. Meet additional NTHU_ISA & NCCU_CS Ph.D. Requirements
    1. Students who enroll at NTHU will need to accomplish 18 credits of Ph.D. level courses (including ISA, CS, SNHC or COM) and the grades must be at least B+ within 5 semesters after enrollment.
    2. Students who enroll at NCCU will need to pass one of the exams (a.k.a. Qualifying Exam), Algorithm / Discrete Math / Linear Algebra / Probability Theory within 5 semesters after enrollment.
  3. Research Ability Assessment:
    1. The purpose is to steer toward a right track, objective, fair and appropriate standard, of Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing.
    2. Time Frame
      • The application for Ph.D. Thesis proposal is only accepted after the student have accomplished "Outstanding Academic Performance" requirement (and Qualifying Exam of the partner university.)
      • The deadline for Thesis Proposal Approval is by end of the third year.
    3. The assessment committee will be composed of three faculty members: advisor, co-advisor and one SNHCC Academic Committee member.
    4. The research ability assessment may be held twice. Student who do not pass the second assessment must withdraw from the PhD program in the following semester.

Research Advisor Searching

  1. The student is required to find an advisor and a co-advisor from our core faculty list.
  2. The student can choose more than one co-advisor. But the primary co-advisor must be one of the core faculty members.
  3. The student must decide their advisor and co-advisor within the first year. The student should find their advisor/co-advisor and get approved by the end of the third semester. Otherwise, the student shall be dismissed from the program.
  4. The student cannot change their advisors in the year before the graduation.

Publication and Final Oral Defense


  1. Publish at least one paper in a top journal or two papers in top conferences, which will be examined and verified by the TIGP Educational Administration Committee. The paper needs to be published, or a proof of its acceptance should be submitted.
  2. Pass the oral defense. Noticed that a student must pass the examination of graduation by TIGP Educational Administration Committee before proposing the oral defense. The oral defense committee should include at least five members in related research fields. Among them, at least one third of the members should come from organizations other than NTHU, NCCU, and Academia Sinica.
  3. When publishing research results conducted during the stay at TIGP, all students should acknowledge the support of TIGP and the affiliated institution(s) by denoting the authorship as follows: Name of TIGP program, affiliated institution of AS, (AS address, if applicable)
    • An Example:
    • Social Networks and Human-Centered Comliuting, Taiwan International Graduate lirogram, Institute of Information Sciences, Academia Sinica, 128, Academia Road, Sec. 2, Nankang, Tailiei, 115
    • Sample 1 Sample2 Sample 3
  4. The length of study is at most seven years
  5. The bylaw is set by the Committee Board. If amended, the same procedure applies.