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TAOS telescopes
Wen, Chih-Yi
Senior Research Engineer
photo of Wen, Chih-Yi
Office: ASMAB 1012
TEL: +886-2-2366-5339
FAX: +886-2-2367-7849
Email: wency_replace2@_asiaa.sinica.edu.tw

Education and Positions

  • Senior Research Engineer, ASIAA (2018~present)
  • Associate Research Engineer, ASIAA (2004~2018)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, ASIAA (1997~2004)
  • Ph.D., Physics, National Taiwan University (1997)
  • M.S., Physics, National Taiwan University (1992)
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University (1988)

Research Interests

  • Instrument Software Engineering
  • Automation system
  • Digital signal processing
  • High Energy Physics

My jobs are mainly related to instrument control software. I am interested in both computer programming and circuit design since I became a freshman in the department of electrical engineer. After I got bachelor’s degree, I became a student of Physic department and tried to study the law of the universe. My Ph.D. thesis is related to quantum field theory.

I joined TAOS project immediately after I graduated. In the first few years, I worked on scientific simulation and theoretical prediction for this project, for example, the diffraction pattern of occultation events. At this period, I also learned programming skills for controlling robotic telescopes and implemented the automatic scheduler for TAOS observation. It took a lot of effort to make this system operate automatically with minimum human intervention. Our project has started to collect data from 2005. At this, my responsibility for TAOS is to maintain daily observation and improve the observation system.

Starting from 2013, I joined Subaru PFS project. My job is to implement the control software for metrology camera, six AG cameras, fiber viewing camera and field center camera. I also lead a team in IAA for developing fiber positioning software for accurate positioning of ~2400 fibers which locate in the prime focus of Subaru telescope.

Journal Papers affiliated with ASIAA

  1. Lin H-T; Chen W-P; Liu J; Zhang X; Zhang Y; Wang A; Wang S-Y; Lehner MJ; Wen CY; Guo JK; Chang YH; Chang MH; Tsai A; Lin C-L; Hsu CY; Ip W, "Simultaneous Detection of Optical Flares of the Magnetically Active M-dwarf Wolf359" , AJ: 163(4), id.164 (12pp), April, 2022 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  2. Kimura M; Isogai K; Kato T; ...; Chen Y-T; King S-K; Wen C-Y; Wang SY; Lehner MJ; Schwamb ME; Wang J-H; Zhang Z-W; ...;Cook KH; Kim D-W; Lee T;et al. (the TAOS collaboration), "Repetitive Patterns in Rapid Optical Variations in the Nearby Black-hole Binary V404 Cygni" , Nature: 529(7584), 54-58, Jan, 2016 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  3. Sugai H; Tamura N; Karoji H; ...; Ohyama Y; ...; Chang Y-C; Chen H-Y; Chou RCY; ...; Ho PTP; ....; Hsu S-F; Hu Y-S; Huang PJ; ...; Karr JE; ...; Ling H-H; ...; Wang S-Y; Wen C-Y; et al., "Prime Focus Spectrograph for the Subaru telescope: massively multiplexed optical and near-infrared fiber spectrograph" , JATIS: 1(3), 035001, July, 2015 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  4. Ishioka R; Wang S-Y; Zhang Z-W; Lehner MJ; Alcock C; Axelrod T; Bianco FB; Byun Y-I; Chen WP; Cook KH; Kim D-W; King S-K; Lee T; Marshall SL; Protopapas P; Rice JA; Schwamb ME; Wang J-H; Wen C-Y; Ngeow C-C, "The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey Project Stellar Variability. III. Detection of 58 New Variable Stars" , AJ: 147(4), 70, April, 2014 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  5. Zhang Z-W; Lehner MJ; Wang J-H; Wen C-Y; Wang S-Y; King S-K; ...; Cook KH; ...; Lee T; ...; Schwamb ME, "The TAOS Project: Results from Seven Years of Survey Data" , AJ: 146(1), 14, July, 2013 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  6. Huang KY; Urata Y; Tung YH; Lin HM; ...; Wang SY; ...; Lehner MJ; ...; Wang J-H; Wen CY; ...; Zhang ZW; et al., "The GRB 071112C: A Case Study of Different Mechanisms in X-ray and Optical Temporal Evolution" , ApJ: 748(1), 44-50, Mar, 2012 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  7. Bianco FB; Zhang ZW; Lehner MJ; ...; Wang J-H; ...; King SK; ...; Lee T; ...; Wang SY; Wen CY, "The TAOS Project: Upper Bounds on the Population of Small KBOs and Tests of Models of Formation and Evolution of the Outer Solar System" , AJ: 139(4), 1499-1514, April, 2010 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  8. Kim D-W; ...; King S-K; Lee T; Lehner MJ; ...; Wang J-H; Wang SY; Wen C-Y; Zhang Z-W, "The Taiwan-American Occultation Survey Project Stellar Variability. I. Detection of Low-Amplitude δ Scuti Stars" , AJ: 139(2), 757-764, Feb, 2010 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  9. Lehner MJ; Coehlo NK; Zhang Z-W;...; Wang J-H; ...; King SK; Lee T; ...; Wang SY; Wen CY, "The TAOS Project: Statistical Analysis of Multi-Telescope Time Series Data" , PASP: 122(894), 959-975, Aug, 2010 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  10. Mondal S; ...; Zhang ZW;...; King S-K; Lee T; Lehner MJ; ...; Wang J-H; Wang SY; Wen C-Y, "The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey Project Stellar Variability. II. Detection of 15 Variable Stars" , AJ: 139(5), 2026-2033, May, 2010 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  11. Lehner MJ; Wen C-Y; Wang J-H; ...; King S-K; et al., "The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey: The Multi-Telescope Robotic Observatory" , PASP: 121(876), 138-152, Feb 2009, 2009 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  12. Lin CL; ...; King SK; ...; Wang J-H;...; Lehner MJ; ...; Lee T; ...; Wang SY; Wen CY; et al., "A Close Binary Star Resolved from Occultation by 87 Sylvia" , PASP: 121(878), 359-364, April 2009, 2009 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  13. Wang J-H; Lehner MJ; Zhang Z-W; ...; King S-K; Lee T; ...; Wang SY; Wen C-Y; et al., "Upper Limits on the Number of Small Bodies in Sedna-Like Orbits by the TAOS Project" , AJ: 138(6), 1893-1901, Dec, 2009 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  14. Zhang ZW; Kim DW; Wang J-H; Lehner MJ; Chen WP; Byun YI; Alcock C; Axelrod T; Bianco FB; Coehlo NK; Cook KH; Dave R; de Pater I; Giammarco J; King SK; Lee T; Lin HC; Marshall SL; Porrata R; Protopapas P; Rice JA; Schwamb ME; Wang SY; Wen CY, "The TAOS Project: High-Speed Crowded Field Aperture Photometry" , PASP: 121(886), 1429-1439, Dec, 2009 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  15. Wang J-H; Schwamb ME; Huang KY; Wen CY; ...; Wang SY; ...; Lehner MJ; ...; King SK; Lee T; Urata Y, "The Early Optical Brightening in the GRB071010B" , ApJ: 679(1), L5-L8, May 20, 2008 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  16. Zhang ZW; ...; Lehner MJ; ...; Wang J-H; ...; King SK; Lee T; ...; Wang SY; Wen CY, "First Results from the Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS)" , ApJ: 685(1), L157-L160, Oct 1, 2008 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  17. King S-K; Alcock C; Axelrod T; Bianco FB; Byun Y-I; Chen W-P; Cook KH; Chang Y-H; Dave R; Giammarco J; Lee T; Lehner M; Lissauer J; Marshall S; Mondal S; De Pater I; Porrata R; Rice J; Schwamb ME; Wang A; Wang S-Y; Wen C-Y; Zhang Z-W, "Status of the TAOS Project and a Simulator for TNO Occultation" , Advances in Geosciences: 3, 345-358, May, 2006 ( ADS | Fulltext )
  18. Lehner MJ; ...;King SK; Lee T; ...;Wang A; Wang SY; Wen CY; et al., "TAOS - The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey" , AN: 327(8), 814-817, Aug 17, 2006 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  19. Alcock C; Dave R; ...; King SK; Lee T; Wang A; Wang SY; Wen CY; et al, "TAOS: The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey" , Earth Moon Planet: 92(1-4), 459-464, Jun, 2003 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  20. Chen WP; Zhang ZW; King SK; ...; Lee T;...; Wang A; Wang SY; Wen CY, "Fast CCD Photometry in the Taiwan-America Occultation Survey" , Balt Astron: 12(4), 568-573, 2003 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
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