Andrew Chen

Educational Background

2012 to 2015 Ph.D. in Psychology (July 2015)

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Psychology, China

2008 to 2010 Master in Computer Science (December 2010)

Jilin University, Department of Computer Science and Technologies, China

2003 to 2007 Bachelor in Computer Science (June 2007)

National Chi-Nan University, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Taiwan


It is a great pleasure to be your instructor for this course! I am Chen Yu-Hsin, please call me Andrew. Long story short, I was born in Taipei, raised in Thailand, went to an American international school, starting from Pre-K all the way to High School. I majored in Computer Science throughout my college and graduate years. I was interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence, figuring out how to write programs and design algorithms that “one day” possess an intelligence level equivalent to a human. In order to do so, I began reading articles on human intelligence. One thing led to another, I found myself in love with psychology research. Hence, I went and applied for doctorate studies at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Psychology in Beijing. Nowadays, my research interests revolve around human sensation, perception, and experiences in an immersive virtual reality environment. If you have watched Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” before, you might have noticed how characters lived in a “virtual world”. I am interested in how a person’s time perception, sensation, and experiences/knowledge is altered, changed, improved, or affected by the immersive virtual world environment.

Research interests

My research interests and publications span across numerous fields of studies and disciplines. I am first and foremost a psychologist and computer scientist, incorporating Virtual Reality and Computer Vision/Machine Learning into the quantification, recognition, and identification of behavioral cues which then serves as objective measures for subsequent psychology or social science research. Beyond psychology and computer technology related, I have collaborations and publications

Selected Publications/scholarly and creative work

Lin, R. M., Xie, S. S., Yan, Y. W., Chen, Y. H., & Yan, W. J. (2019). Perfectionism and adolescent sleep quality: The mediating role of repetitive negative thinking. Journal of health psychology24(12), 1626-1636.


Liu, Z., & Chen, Y. H. (2019). The effect of masked peripheral vision on visually-induced motion sickness in immersive virtual environment. In China Vision Science Conference (CVSC2019).


Liang, J., Chen, Y. H., Yan, W. J., Qu, F., & Fu, X. (2017). Effects of task-irrelevant emotional information on deception. Cognition and Emotion, 1(10).


Zhang, M., Chen, Y. H., & Fu, X. (2016, November). Suppression of Alpha Oscillation During Micro-expression Recognition. In Asian Conference on Computer Vision (pp. 544-551). Springer, Cham.


Zhao, K., Gu, R., Wang, L., Xiao, P., Chen, Y. H., Liang, J., Li, H., & Fu, X. (2014). Voluntary Pressing and Releasing Actions Induce Different Senses of Time: Evidence from Event-Related Brain Responses. Scientific reports4.


Liang, J., Li, K., Qu, F., Chen, Y.H., Yan, W.J., Fu, X. (2014). The Nonverbal Visual Cues to Deception. Advances in Psychological Science, 22(6), 995-1005.


Wang, S. J., Zhou, C. G., Zhang, N., Peng, X. J., Chen, Y. H., & Liu, X. (2011). Face recognition using second-order discriminant tensor subspace analysis. Neurocomputing74(12), 2142-2156.


PSY1000 General Psychology

PSY2000 Professional Psychology

PSY3110 Lifespan Development Psychology

PSY3200 Psychological Statistics

PSY4200 Test and Measurements

PSY4230 Experimental Psychology

PSY4400 Principles of Behavior Analyses

PSY4940 Senior Seminar

PSY4960 Special Topics in Psychology: Educational Product Research and Design

PSY4960 Special Topics in Psychology: Personnel Assessment