Jieh Hsiang is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the National Taiwan University and the director of the Research Center for Digital Humanities of NTU. He has served 6 years as the University Librarian of NTU and 8 years as the Director of NTU Press. Jieh Hsiang initiated the Taiwanese cultural heritage digitization project of NTU in 1996. Through the years, he and his team built over 30 large-scale digital libraries of Chinese/Taiwanese historical archives, all of which utilize a context-discovery retrieval methodology that is designed for the scholarly use of digital archives. His team also developed DocuSky, a personal DH platform for humanities scholars to process, annotate, analyze, and visualize data and build their own searchable text databases without the help of an IT specialist. The NTU Digital Library of Buddhist Studies, a comprehensive bibliographic online database that he has been in charge of since 2005, attracts more than 11,000 users around the world each day and has been accessed more than 40 million times.
In his pre-DH life, he received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked mainly in automated theorem proving, in particular term rewriting systems. Before returning to Taiwan in 1993, he was a full professor in Computer Science at Stony Brook University.