Tzuhao Chen

Tzuhao Chen

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy

What brought you to the CTG UAlbany?

I am a Ph.D. student studying Public Administration and Policy with a concentration in Government Information Strategy and Management (GISM). My research interest is the application of artificial intelligence in the public sector, especially from a comparative perspective. CTG UAlbany perfectly fits my research agenda, for it has been conducting cutting-edge academic and applied works in transforming public services through innovative ICTs in the past twenty-five years.

What did you do prior to coming to CTG UAlbany?

Prior to joining UAlbany, I worked as a full-time research assistant for a research project funded by the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare for one year. The project's primary purpose was to identify the current global trends in social welfare policy and local government's policy needs. It also investigated the potential of using various data analytics (e.g., GIS, data mining, etc.) to assist policymaking.

Before working on the project, I obtained my master's degree in Public Management and bachelor's in Political Science with a minor in Economics from National Taiwan University.

What are your plans/goals for the future?

I plan to complete my dissertation within the following years and share my research findings with the academic society by publishing papers. After receiving my Ph.D., I intend to find an academic position and contribute to academics and practice by conducting both theoretical and applied works.

How can CTG UAlbany help you reach your goal for the future?

CTG Albany is an excellent place for me to learn the theories and practices concerning digital transformation in the public sector. It provides me with the fabulous opportunity to see how ICTs are utilized in the frontline of government, especially the dynamics among various actors' collaboration. The robust research capacity could also equip me with the necessary skills to conduct rigorous theoretical and empirical studies. These experiences and training would be valuable assets for my future career.