Kai-Hsiang (Allen) Chou

About Me


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.
    2018~2024 (Expected)
  • B.A. in Philosophy (Double-major), National Taiwan University.
    2018~2024 (Expected)


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 don’t do research (in the strict sense) in philosophy, but I like to read books and articles about philosophy, especially political philosophy, moral philosophy, 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.


Available upon request. Most of the relevant information should already be on this site.


  • 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.
  • This website is the n-th project I’ve done due to procastination to do something much more important.