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(Cartus) Bo-Xiang You

Master Student at Dept. Geography, NTU
Previous BISP student at UC Berkeley
Bachelor of Science from Dept. Geography, NTU
New Taipei City, Taiwan | +886-930-357-520 |
Digital Geography | GIScience | Smart Urbanism

I am now a master student at National Taiwan University, where I obtained my bachelor degree in Geography. Currently, I work with Dr. Chiao-Ling Kuo at SGIS (Semantic Geographic Information Science) Lab from Academia Sinica. I was previously a BISP student at UC Berkeley, where I completed one-year virtual visiting on my senior year. My research interests lie in the intersection of human geography, information studies and science and technology studies, especially how data has connected the desire for regional development and fears for “violation”.

I spend most of my time exploring the possibility of multidisciplinary approaches in my future research area. I enjoy investigating the operation and configuration of human lives through quantitative methods (spatial analysis, statistics, machine learning), while I'm still passionate about capturing people's personal values, subtle affect, and ideologies through qualitative methods (interviews, ethnography, content analysis). I truly deem that novel technologies could help us better understand our living conditions, but I firmly believe that it will only happen if we conduct rigorous empirical work to analyze its consequences.

Outside of my student life, I’m an amateur graphic designer (without actual drawing skills though) and a screenwriter. Most of my relaxing moments are spent listening music with my friends, playing volleyball with my teammates, and cooking with my family.


National Taiwan University

Master Student
Geography Major

GPA: not applicable

September 2021 - Present

University of California, Berkeley

Visiting Student
Berkeley Internation Study Program (BISP)

GPA: 3.84/4

August 2020 - May 2021

National Taiwan University

Bachelor of Science
Geography Major

GPA: 3.69/4.3

August 2017 - June 2021

Academic Experiences

Research Assistant

Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS), Academia Sinica

Developing a graph-base semantic query algorithm for public opinion analysis on social media to understand citizen's response to COVID-19 circumstances.

April 2020 - Present

College Student Researcher

Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS), Academia Sinica

Explored how open-source mapping community(OSM) in Taiwan reclaiming local knowledge through digital mapping in a smart city's data ecology.

July 2019 - Febuary 2020

Other Experiences

Director of News and Media Department

Student Association, National Taiwan University

Leading members in student association to write in-depth reports following contemporary issues and to publish them on multiple online platforms.

Febuary 2020 - Jyly 2020

Online Marketing Graphic Designer

Industry Liaison Office, National Taiwan University

Designed monthly newsletters for members, infographic for office website, manual of membership, poster for activities, and other printed matters.

January 2018 - August 2019


Natural Languages
  • Chinese (Native)
  • Taiwanese (Native)
  • English (Fluent, IELTS Overall 7.0)
  • French (Intermediate, DELF Niveau B1)
  • Japanese (Basic)
Programming Languages
  • Python (Advanced)
  • R (Advanced)
  • C# (Basic)
  • HTML 5 (Intermediate)
  • CSS 3 (Intermediate)
  • Bootstrap (Intermediate)
  • PHP (Intermediate)
  • JavaScript (Intermediate)
  • jquery (Basic)
  • MySQL (Intermediate)
  • MariaDB (Intermediate)
  • PostgreSQL (Basic)
  • GitLab (Intermediate)
  • Github (Intermediate)
  • Git (Basic)
  • Adobe Illustrator (Advanced)
  • Adobe Photoshop (Advanced)
  • Adobe InDesign (Advanced)
  • QGIS (Advanced)
  • ESRI ArcGIS (Advanced)
  • ESRI ArcGIS Pro (Basic)

Publications & Works

Conference Papers
  1. You, Bo-Xiang*, Kuo, Chiao-Ling (2020). Volunteered Geographic Information and Citizen Perspective in Smart City: A Case Study of OpenStreetMap Community in Taiwan. Presented at Taiwan Geographic Information Society Conference 2020, Tainan, Taiwan: Taiwan Geographic Information Society (TGIS), 2020-12-10~2020-12-11.

  2. Kuo, Chiao-Ling, You, Bo-Xiang*, Jhong, Chen-Wei (2020). Analysis of the effects of COVID-19 with a semantic graph model using social media. Presented at The 24th Geographical Conference of Taiwan & 2020 Annual Meeting of The Geography Society of China located in Taipei (IGCT-GSCT Joint Conference 2020), Taipei, Taiwan: National Taiwan Normal University, Geography Society of China Located in Taipei (GSCT), 2020-11-14~2020-11-15.
Professional Report
  1. You, Bo-Xiang*, Wang, Pao-Yuan (2021). Platform Manufacture: A Data-Driven Business Model for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Industries. IEK Net. Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center (ISTI), ITRI:Taiwan. (in Chinese)
Public Writing
  1. You, Bo-Xiang* (May 11, 2021). One Belt, One Road, One Ethnicity: Exploring Racialized Economic Geography in Xinjiang, China. ArcGIS Storymap.

  2. You, Bo-Xiang*, Wang, Chuhan (May 6, 2021). Big Data for Animal Welfare: Tracking Illegal Elephant Killing. ArcGIS Map Journal.

  3. You, Bo-Xiang* (Dec. 18, 2020). From Occupy to Flow: Digital Reconfiguration of Spaces in Hong Kong’s Social Movements. ArcGIS Storymap.

Funding & Awards

  • Dean's Award for Bachelor Thesis, National Taiwan University Bachelor These Awards (2021)

  • Outstanding Student Paper Presentation, TGIS Conference (2020)

  • Study Abroad Programme for Future Scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (2020-2021)

  • College Student Research Creativity Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (2020)

  • College Student Research Scholarship, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (2019-2020)

  • Honorable Mention on "Social Workers on Mission!" Microfilm Award, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan (2018)