Mong-Yah Hsieh

I’m Mong-Yah “Max” Hsieh, currently a graduate student in the Master of Entertainment Technology program at Carnegie Mellon University, where I’m learning the secrets of successful entertainment experiences.

I majored in Computer Science in undergrad, and that is where my primary skill is. Aside from the basics like data structure and algorithm, I took courses in Scientific Computing, Virtual Reality, and finally, Game Programming. I’m most comfortable with C, C++, C#, and JavaScript, but I’ve also worked with PHP, Python, and MATLAB as well.

As early as I was in elementary school, I’ve been getting the feeling that the games that I was playing can be changed to suit me, and I’ve messed around with the text files in Little Fighters 2 and Medieval: Total War before I learned that what I was doing is called “modding”. Nowadays, I spend most of my free time with games made by Paradox Interactive, including Crusader Kings II and Hearts of Iron IV.

Current Project: STEAMineer

Role: Programmer

Internship: CMU CyLab

Game Design

Past Projects

  • Census2020

  • Brute4s

Educational History

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Information Engineering), National Taiwan University, 2016

Work History

CMU CyLab Research Assistant Intern, Summer 2019