Yi-Chia Chang
PhD Student. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
yichia3 [at] illinois [dot] edu

I'm a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, co-advised by Professor Ximing Cai and Professor Arindam Banerjee. My research focuses on machine learning, remote sensing, and food security. At UIUC, I worked on the NSF project, Urban Flood Open Knowledge Network (UF-OKN), contributing to the application of text mining for flood control and evacuation. I obtained my B.S. and M.S. at National Taiwan University, where I worked on remote sensing satellite images and machine learning coupled with flood simulation to assess the impacts of extreme events caused by climate change with Professor Ching-Pin Tung (NTU) and Professor Akiyuki Kawasaki (University of Tokyo). Before joining UIUC, I worked at Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction. I was awarded a one-year grant to study at The University of Tokyo. While studying at UTokyo, I visited Myanmar for tidal bore observation and collecting land use data. I wrote a series of blog posts for the field trip. In 2018, I joined PASCO Corporation as a deep learning research intern, where I researched convolutional neural networks and satellite imagery.

Interests: remote sensing, machine learning, food security, flooding, water resources management


SSL4EO-L: Datasets and Foundation Models for Landsat Imagery NeurIPS 2023 Datasets and Benchmarks Track
Adam J Stewart, Nils Lehmann, Isaac A Corley, Yi Wang, Yi-Chia Chang, Nassim Ait Ali Braham, Shradha Sehgal, Caleb Robinson, Arindam Banerjee
Leveraging Novel Agricultural Technologies to Combat Climate-Induced Basin-Wide Water Availability Alterations in the Maipo River Basin. AGU Fall Meeting 2022
Anav Vora, Michael Bianchini, Yi-Chia Chang, Ximing Cai
Risk assessment for COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan. International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Shu-Wan Jian, Chien-Tse Kao, Yi-Chia Chang, Pi-Fang Chen, Ding-Ping Liu
Sentiment analysis for flooding control in Wilmington City, North Carolina. AGU Fall Meeting 2021
Yi-Chia Chang, Qiankun Zhao, Matthew Wang, Ximing Cai
The Achievement of Shihmen Reservoir and its Catchments Management Project. 3rd International Workshop on Sediment Bypass Tunnels
Wei-Che Tsai, Yi-Chia Chang, Shang-Wei Li, Bin-Ru Tsai