Taipei Tech AIoT Lab

Artificial Intelligence of Things

Lab Director

Prof. Kuan-Ting (K. T.) Lai 賴冠廷

Dr. Kuan-Ting Lai received bachelor's degree in Electric Engineering and master's degree in Computer Science from National Taiwan University in 2003 and 2005. After graduation, he joined Quanta Computer as a video ASIC engineer for 4 years, and started to pursue Ph.D. in 2009, under supervision of Prof. Ming-Syan Chen. During 2012-2013, Dr. Lai visited Prof. Shih-Fu Chang’s DVMM lab at Columbia University, and co-developed a large-scale video event detection system with IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He received his Ph.D. degree in Feb. 2015 and became the VP of technology at Arkados Group. He also co-founded AnyCharge, a wireless charging service provider in Asia. In 2018, Dr. Lai joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at National Taipei University of Technology as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, deep learning and Internet of Things. His habit is traveling around the world by joining conferences and making new friends.


  • 2018/7/24 - Our paper "VIVID: Virtual Environment for Visual Deep Learning" has been accepted by ACM Multimedia 2018


VIVID - Virtual Environment for Visual Deep Learning

VIVID is a photo-realistic simulator that aims to facilitate deep learning for computer vision, which support different characters: robot, drone, and automobile. The platform can be used for many research fields including deep reinforcement learning, semantic segmentation object recognition and human action recognition. For more details please refer to the project's (github).

Drone Action Recognition

In this project, we develop a large-scale action detector of drone that can recognize numerous complex human actions such as running, eating, smoking, photo shooting, and create a large-scale dataset to evaluate our algorithm.

AnyCharge - IoT-based Wireless Charging Service

AnyCharge is a public wireless charging service. We has deployed around 100 spots in Taiwan, Thailand, and Singapore.


The table is created by Google Scholar on July 25, 2018. (My Profile)

TitleCited byYear
The privileged sensing framework: A principled approach to improved human-autonomy integration
AR Marathe, JS Metcalfe, BJ Lance, JR Lukos, D Jangraw, KT Lai, ...
Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science 19 (3), 283-320, 2018
Mining the Networks of Telecommunication Fraud Groups using Social Network Analysis
YC Chang, KT Lai, SCT Chou, MS Chen
Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2017
Learning sample specific weights for late fusion
KT Lai, D Liu, SF Chang, MS Chen
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 24 (9), 2772-2783, 2015
Recognizing complex events in videos by learning key static-dynamic evidences
KT Lai, D Liu, MS Chen, SF Chang
European Conference on Computer Vision, 675-688, 2014
Video Event Detection by Inferring Temporal Instance Labels
KT Lai, XY Felix, MS Chen, SF Chang
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013 IEEE Conference on, 2014
Sample-specific late fusion for visual category recognition
D Liu, KT Lai, G Ye, MS Chen, SF Chang
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013 IEEE Conference on, 803-810, 2013
Human action recognition using histogram of oriented gradient of motion history image
CP Huang, CH Hsieh, KT Lai, WY Huang
Instrumentation, Measurement, Computer, Communication and Control, 2011 …, 2011
Orientation histogram of SIFT displacement for recognizing actions in broadcast videos
KT Lai, MS Chen, CH Hsieh, MF Lai
Visual Information Processing (EUVIP), 2011 3rd European Workshop on, 286-291, 2011
Human action recognition using key points displacement
KT Lai, CH Hsieh, MF Lai, MS Chen
International Conference on Image and Signal Processing, 439-447, 2010
Player detection and tracking in broadcast tennis video
YC Jiang, KT Lai, CH Hsieh, MF Lai
Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology, 759-770, 2009

Contact Us

Office Address

Complex Building (綜科館), Room 406-1. No. 1, Sec. 3, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei City, 10643, Taiwan

Phone Number

(+886-2) 2771-2171 Ext. 2275