Welcome to CFDA & CLIP Labs

The CFDA Lab (Computational Finance and Data Analytics Laboratory) and CLIP Lab (Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Laboratory) work together under the co-supervision of Dr. Chuan-Ju Wang and Dr. Ming-Feng Tsai. The CFDA Lab is located at the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. The CLIP Lab is located at the Deparment of Computer Science, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Our research interests lie at the intersection of computation, intelligence, finance, and linguistic. In addition to research-oriented work, we aim to develop interactive information systems that could be used to examine the practicality of the proposed methodology, and to present the experimental results via data visualization techniques.

  • Computation

    programming, data structure, algorithm, software engineering, complexity analysis

  • Intelligence

    machine learning, deep learning, recommender system, social network analysis

  • Finance

    derivative pricing, capital structure analysis, risk management, time series modeling and analysis

  • Linguistics

    information retrieval, text mining, sentiment analysis, semantic analysis, natural language processing

Latest Projects

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Text Embedding for Sub-Entity Ranking from User Reviews

Related publications:

Text Embedding for Sub-Entity Ranking from User Reviews, Chih-Yu Chao*, Yi-Fan Chu*, Hsiu-Wei Yang, Chuan-Ju Wang, and Ming-Feng Tsai. Presented at ACM CIKM 2017.

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Music Recommendation

Related publications:

Query-based Music Recommendations via Preference Embedding, Chih-Ming Chen, Ming-Feng Tsai, Yu-Ching Lin, and Yi-Hsuan Yang. Presented at ACM RecSys 2016.

Music Playlist Recommendation via Preference Embedding, Chih-Ming Chen, Chun-Yao Yang, Chih-Chun Hsia, Yian Chen and Ming-Feng Tsai. Presented at ACM RecSys 2016.

Exploiting Latent Social Listening Representations for Music Recommendations, Chih-Ming Chen, Po-Chuan Chien, Yu-Ching Lin, Ming-Feng Tsai, and Yi-Hsuan Yang. Presented at ACM Recsys 2015.

Music Recommendation Based on Multiple Contextual Similarity Information, Chih-Ming Chen, Ming-Feng Tsai, Jen-Yu Liu, and Yi-Hsuan Yang. Presented at IEEE/WIC/ACM WI-IAT 2013.

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ICE: Item Concept Embedding via Textual Information

Related publications:

ICE: Item Concept Embedding via Textual Information, Chuan-Ju Wang, Ting-Hsiang Wang*, Hsiu-Wei Yang*, Bo-Sin Chang, and Ming-Feng Tsai. Presented at ACM SIGIR 2017.

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Social Influence Analysis

Related publications:

Social Influencer Analysis with Factorization Machines, Ming-Feng Tsai, Chuan-Ju Wang, and Zhe-Li Lin. Presented at ACM WebSci 2015.

Discovering Leaders from Social Network by Action Cascade, Ming-Feng Tsai, Chih-Wei Tzeng, Zhe-Li Lin, and Arbee L.P. Chen. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 4(1): 165, 2014.

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Related publications:

FIN10K: A Web-based Information System for Financial Report Analysis and Visualization, Yu-Wen Liu, Liang-Chih Liu, Chuan-Ju Wang and Ming-Feng Tsai. Presented at ACM CIKM 2016.

On the Risk Prediction and Analysis of Soft Information in Finance Reports, Ming-Feng Tsai and Chuan-Ju Wang. To appear in European Journal of Operational Research.

Discovering Finance Keywords via Continuous Space Language Models, Ming-Feng Tsai, Chuan-Ju Wang, and Po-Chuan Chien. To appear in ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.

Principal Investigators

  Team Members

Advisor: Dr. Ming-Feng Tsai


  1. Chen, Chih-Ming (陳志明), PhD Student, AS-TIGP & NCCU-CS
  2. Chang, Chih-Wei (張至偉), Master Student, NCCU-CS
  3. Hsia, Chih-Chun (夏致群), Master Student, NCCU-CS
  4. Liu, Yu-Wen (柳育彣), Master Student, NCCU-CS
  5. Tsui, Chia-Yu (崔嘉祐), Master Student, NCCU-CS
  6. Yang, Chun-Yao (楊淳堯), Master Student, NCCU-CS
  7. Chang, Bo-Sin (張伯新), Master Student, NCCU-CS
  8. Lin, Sheng-You (林聖祐), Master Student, NCCU-CS
  9. Su, Yu-Sheng (蘇裕勝), Master Student, NCCU-CS
  10. Yang, Sheng-Fang (楊昇芳), Master Student, NCCU-CS
  11. Su, Wen-Yuh(蘇文毓), Research Assistant, NCCU-CS
  12. Wang, Chun-Hsiang (王俊翔), Research Assistant, NCCU-CS

Advisor: Dr. Chuan-Ju Wang


  1. Du, Chi-Han(杜契漢), Research Assistant, AS-CITI
  2. Fan, Kang-Chun (范綱峻), Research Assistant, AS-CITI
  3. Lai, Kwei-Herng (賴奎亨), Research Assistant, AS-CITI
  4. Lin, Zhe-Li (林哲立), Research Assistant, AS-CITI
  5. Yang, Hsiu-Wei (楊修維), Research Assistant, AS-CITI
  6. Yang, Jheng-Hong (楊政紘), Research Assistant, AS-CITI
  7. Wang, Ting-Hsiang (王鼎翔), Research Assistant, AS-CITI
  Alumni & Theses

Advisor: Dr. Ming-Feng Tsai


  1. Chen, Chih-Ming (陳志明) (100753018, NCCU-CS, 2013)
    Master thesis: Exploring Diverse Music Recommendation based on Machine Learning Approaches (基於機器學習探討音樂多樣性推薦之研究)
  2. Liu, Tse (劉澤) (101753020, NCCU-CS, 2015)
    Master thesis: Exploring Financial Risk via Text Mining Approaches (以文字探勘為基礎之財務風險分析方法研究)
  3. Lin, Zhe-Li (林哲立) (101753022, NCCU-CS, 2016)
    Master thesis: Discovering Community Leaders from Coauthor Network via Factorization Machines (以分解機器為基礎之社群領袖偵測方法研究)
  4. Chen, Ti-Tou (陳禔多) (101753006, NCCU-CS, 2016)
    Master thesis: Exploring Music Emotion Recognition via Textual Analysis on Song Lyrics (基於歌詞文本分析技術探討音樂情緒辨識之方法研究)
  5. Lin, Chin-Yung (林金永) (101971019, NCCU-CS, 2016) [on-the-job master's program]
    Master thesis: Exploiting User Opinions for Improving Individual Recommendations (以使用者意見提升推薦系統效能之研究)
  6. Chen, Yi-An (陳奕安) (102753031, NCCU-CS, 2016)
    Master thesis: An Enhanced Topic Model Based on Labeled LDA for Chinese Historical Corpora (適用於中文史料文本之標記式主題模型分析方法研究)
  7. Chen, Yi-An (曾子芸) (103462010, NCCU-DCT, 2017) [Co-advise with Prof. Tao, Ya-Lun]
    Master thesis: A study of Data Visualization Based on Labeled Topic Model and Its Implementation (基於標記式主題模型之資料視覺化研究與實現)
  8. Liang, Shao-Zhong (梁韶中) (103753014, NCCU-CS, 2017)
    Master thesis: An Enhanced Writer Language Model for Chinese Historical Corpora (適用於中文史料文本之作者語言模型分析方法研究)
  9. Chang, Chih-Wei (張至偉) (104753039, NCCU-CS, 2017)
    Master thesis: Social Influence Analysis based on Factorization Machines: Using GitHub as an Example (基於分解機器之社群影響力分析研究-以 GitHub 為例)
  10. Chang, Chih-Wei (張至偉) (104753039, NCCU-CS, 2017) [Co-advise with Prof. Wang, Chuan-Ju]
    Master thesis: Social Influence Analysis based on Factorization Machines: Using GitHub as an Example (基於分解機器之社群影響力分析研究-以 GitHub 為例)
  11. Hsia, Chih-Chun (夏致群) (104753001, NCCU-CS, 2017)
    Master thesis: A Study of Image-based Music Information Retrieval (基於圖像資訊之音樂資訊檢索研究)
  12. Liu, Yu-Wen (柳育彣) (104753035, NCCU-CS, 2017) [Co-advise with Prof. Wang, Chuan-Ju]
    Master thesis: Risk-related Sentence Detection in Financial Reports (財報文字分析之句子風險程度偵測研究)
  13. Tsui, Chia-Yu (崔嘉祐) (104753034, NCCU-CS, 2017) [Co-advise with Prof. Wang, Chuan-Ju]
    Master thesis: A Study of Recommendations on Social Collaboration Platforms: Using GitHub as an Example (社群協同合作平台之推薦問題研究-以GitHub為例)

Advisor: Dr. Chuan-Ju Wang


  1. Chang, Chin-Ting (張津挺) (g10116006, UT-CS, 2015)
    Masther thesis: On the Construction and Analysis of Chinese Financial Sentiment Lexicon for Financial News (中文財務情緒字典建構與其在財務新聞分析之應用) [ 中文財務情緒字典]
  2. Chen, Jiun-Hong (陳俊宏) (m10016001, UT-CS, 2016) [on-the-job master's program]
    Masther thesis: On the Prediction of Financial Time Series via Online Machine Learning Algorithms — An Example of S&P 500 Index Component Stocks (應用線上機器學習演算法於財務時間序列預測問題 — 以美國S&P500成分股為例)
  3. Yeh, Shu-Hao (葉書豪) (g10116008, UT-CS, 2016)
    Masther thesis: Corporate Delisting Prediction via Deep Learning Algorithms (利用深度學習演算法預測企業下市模式)
  4. Lai, Cheng-Yi (賴承毅) (g10216005, UT-CS, 2016)
    Masther thesis: On the Construction and Analysis of Time-Series-Oriented Lexicons (時間序列導向財經字典的建構與分析)
  5. Chao, Chih-Yu (趙之宇) (g10416003, UT-CS, 2017)
    Masther thesis: On the Construction of a Domain-specific Sentiment Lexicon from User Generated Content (基於使用者產生之內容建構特定領域之情緒字典)
  6. Chu, Yi-Fan (曲奕凡) (g10416015, UT-CS, 2017)
    Masther thesis: A Network Embedding Framework for Entity Ranking from User Reviews (基於網路表示式學習法探討使用者評論之物品排序問題)
  7. Wang, Hai-Ching (王海晴) (g10216001, UT-CS, 2017)
    Masther thesis: On the Company Delisting Prediction and Analysis of Textual Information in Financial Reports (基於財務報告中之文字資訊於公司下市的預測及分析)

  1. Chiang, Chao-Ching(蔣兆青) (Research Assistant, September 2016 - May 2017)
    Going to attend the master program of Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in Fall 2017.

Dr. Ming-Feng Tsai

Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University

No. 64, Sec. 2, Zhinan Rd., Taipei 116, Taiwan

  mftsai@nccu.edu.tw

  +886-2-8237-7448

Dr. Chuan-Ju Wang

Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica

No. 128 Academia Road, Sec. 2, Taipei 115, Taiwan

  cjwang@citi.sinica.edu.tw

  +886-2-2787-2351


Recruitment

We are currently seeking passionate researchers/students to join our labs. To apply for the positions of Research Assistant and Postdoctoral Fellow, please send your C.V. to cjwang@citi.sinica.edu.tw.