I am Kai-Hsiang Chou, also known as Allen Chou. I am an undergraduate student at National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan, majoring in computer science and philosophy.
- B.S. in Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University.
- B.A. in Philosophy (Double-major), National Taiwan University.
Most of my research is in the area of computer security, especially web security and privacy. Recently, my research has partially shifted to cryptography and secure messaging. Currently, I am an undergraduate researcher at Network Security Lab, working under the supervision of Prof. Hsu-Chun Hsiao.
I am not doing research (in the strict sense) in philosophy, but I like to read books and articles about philosophy, especially political philosophy, moral philosophy, philosophy of privacy, and philosophy of information. My bachelor thesis is about the philosophical aspect of privacy and privacy rights.
I am very interested in the intersection of computer science and philosophy. As part of my ongoing projects, I am currently investigating disparities in moral intuitions and moral reasoning regarding computer security issues among security engineers, practitioners, scientists, and the general public. Additionally, I hold a keen interest in topics such as privacy, data ethics, and internet governance.
Here is my academic CV.
- I was born and raised in Taiwan. I currently live in Taipei, which is a wonderful city. Feel free to drop me a line and grab a coffee when you visit Taipei!
- My native language is Mandarin Chinese. I also speak English and am currently learning German.
- It was Existentialism that made me interested in philosophy. I originally wanted to study continental philosophy, but for some reason I don’t understand, I was more influenced by the analytic tradition.
- Ironically, most of my daily reading and writing is in philosophy rather than CS, probably because reading and writing academic papers in CS is stressful enough.
- As of December 2023, my Dijkstra number and Erdős number are both four. (I am not sure if this is something to brag about.)
- This website is the n-th project I’ve done due to procastination to do something much more important.