Ping-Chun Hsieh


Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science,
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU)
Office: EC 713 (工程三館713室)
Email: pinghsieh [AT] nctu [DOT] edu [DOT] tw
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About me

Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science in the National Chiao Tung University. My research focuses on stochastic optimization for wireless networks, software-defined wireless testbeds, and (most recently) multi-armed bandits and reinforcement learning. For more details, please see Initiatives.

To Prospective Students

  • I am currently looking for highly-motivated students who are interested in either theoretical or system aspects of wireless networking, bandit learning, reinforcement learning, or other related areas. Both graduate and undergraduate students at NCTU are welcome to discuss with me if you are interested in my research.


  • [Dec. 2019] I gave a talk at the Department of Communication Engineering in NTPU on "Bandit Learning: Optimality, Scalability, and Reneging."

  • [Jun. 2019] I attended ICML 2019 in Long Beach, CA ang gave a presentation on "Stay With Me: Lifetime Maximization Through Heteroscedastic Linear Bandits With Reneging."

  • [Apr. 2019] A paper, "Stay With Me: Lifetime Maximization Through Heteroscedastic Linear Bandits With Reneging," is accepted to ICML 2019!

  • [Feb. 2019] I am awarded the Young Scholar Fellowship (愛因斯坦計畫) from Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan.

  • [Nov. 2018] I gave a talk at the CS Department in NCTU on "Providing Ultra-Low Latency for Wireless Networks: From Theory to Practice."

  • [Nov. 2018] I gave a talk at the TAMU ECE seminar on "PULS: Processor-Supported Ultra-Low Latency Scheduling."

  • [Jun. 2018] A paper, "Heavy-Traffic Analysis of QoE Optimality for On-Demand Video Streams Over Fading Channels," is accepted to IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  • [May. 2018] I attended ICC 2018 in Kansas City, MO and gave a presentation on "An Experimental Study on Coverage Enhancement of LTE Cat-M1 for Machine-Type Communication."

  • [May. 2018] I passed my final defense and received my Ph.D. degree from ECE at TAMU. The thesis titile is "Network Algorithms for Control and Communication for IoT Applications."

  • [Apr. 2018] A paper, "A Decentralized Medium Access Protocol for Real-Time Wireless Ad Hoc Networks With Unreliable Transmissions," is accepted to IEEE ICDCS 2018.

  • [Mar. 2018] A paper, "PULS: Processor-Supported Ultra-Low Latency Scheduling," is accepted to ACM MobiHoc 2018.

  • [Feb. 2018] I attended the ITA Workshop in San Diego, CA and gave an invited presentation at the Graduation Day session on "Throughput-Optimal Scheduling for Multi-Hop Networked Transportation Systems With Switch-Over Delay."