Hsu-Chun Yen received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1980, the M.S. degree in computer engineering from National Chiao-Tung University in 1982, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A., in 1986.
He is presently a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University, where he initially joined in August 1990. He has served as Chief Director of the Computer and Information Networking Center of National Taiwan University since February 2014. He was Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department from August 2010 to July 2013. From August 2007 to July 2010, he took a sabbatical leave of absence to serve as Dean of School of Information Sciences at Kainan University in Taoyuan, Taiwan. From August 1986 to July 1990, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A. He is a recipient of the NSC (National Science Council, Taiwan) Distinguished Research Award for his research work. His current research interests include Information Visualization and Graph Drawing, Theory of Computation, and Design and Analysis of Algorithms.