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Computer Science and Information Systems Group
The Computer Science and Information Systems Group focuses on computer, information and network systems, and has as its goal that of cultivating outstanding individuals in the information and communication field capable of making a significant contribution to their chosen professional fields. The Computer Science and Information Systems Group undertakes research in a diverse range of fields, including computer architecture and systems; IoT(Internet of Things), embedded systems and soft wares; Internet technology and applications; wireless networking and communications; cloud computing; network security; software engineering; data science; data mining; databases; big data analytics; SoC(System on a Chip) design; image processing; computer animation; multimedia applications; and future network technology.
Communication and Network Group
The research activities of the Communication and Network Group revolve mainly around communications, signal processing, information security, optical fiber transmissions, computer networks and electric wave modeling. The main research initiatives include multimedia compression and processing techniques; image processing and pattern recognition; information security; digital communications and optical fiber transmissions; microwave engineering and high-speed fiber transmissions; EMI/EMC modeling and measurement; bio-electromagnetics; radio wave propagation; medical engineering; mobile communication systems and protocol design; radio resource management for wireless networks; channel estimation and signal detection in wireless communications and computer networks. The Communication and Network Group cooperates extensively with local companies and organizations and is renowned throughout Taiwan for the quality of its R&D activities and the standard of education and training which it provides.
Tele-communication
Mobile Communication
Internet Technology
Network Security
Cloud Computing
Multi-media Application
Computer Engineering
Szu-Lin Su
Huey-Ru Chuang
Stanley Liu
Wen-Kuang Kuo
Wenson Chang
Kuang-Wei Cheng
Kuei-Chiang Lai
Chih-Ming Tsai
Ming-Xian Chang
Kuo-Feng Ssu
Sok-Ian Sou
Chu-Sing Yang
Hui-Tang Lin
Jung-Shian Li
Jen-Fa Huang
Jung-Shian Li
Hui-Tang Lin
Jen-Wei Huang
Jar-Ferr Yang
Chin-Hsing Chen
Lih-Shyang Chen
Shen-Chuan Tai
Lih-Shyang Chen
Pau-Choo Chung
Chung-Ho Chen
Jing Chen
Ce-Kuen Shieh
Hewi-Jin Jiau
Computer Science and Information Systems Group
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Data compression and multimedia communication Lab

Advisor
Shen-Chuan Tai professor
    Data Compression & Multimedia Communication Laboratory has been committed to developing video/image processing algorithms and publishing international journal papers. In terms of data compression, our research includes enhancement of video/image coding technologies such as the latest video compression standard, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). In terms of video/image processing, we have researched contrast enhancement, image denoise, vehicle flow detection, license plate recognition, image dehazing, super resolution, supermode, and dynamic range compression etc. Moreover, we apply image processing to biomedical images and satellite images in recent years, such as mammograms mass detection and satellite image error concealment etc.
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Internet Multimedia Application Lab

Advisor
Lih-Shyang Chen professor
Lab
Smile Lab

Advisor
Pau-Choo Chung professor
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High Performance Parallel and Distributed System Laboratory

Advisor
Ce-Kuen Shieh professor
    In recent years, due to the vigorous development of Internet, embedded sensors, cloud data centers and other technologies, creating a "Big Data era (Big Data Era) ," In the face of such a huge, high-speed, real-time information generated by the amount of, you can not use the traditional way to overcome storage and operation. So, how to make the various organizations can more effectively grasp the knowledge of the value of information and data behind for future production in all areas of academic research. The laboratory is committed to using cloud computing and network technology in response to a variety of analytical needs a huge amount of information on the Internet era, the present study extends to cloud computing technology (Cloud Computing), data-intensive computing clusters (Data-Intensive Processing Clusters) and the technology used in transportation systems, network security and other applications.

    The laboratory was founded in 1994, ahead of the main field of study for the design of distributed parallel processing system, implementation and application. Early studies mainly focused on distributed shared memory (Distributed Shared Memory). Cohesion and has completed two Teamster distributed shared memory system, so users can use shared variables in a decentralized environment to write parallel applications
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Internet Technology Lab

Advisor
Chu-Sing Yang professor
    Internet Technology Lab (ITLab) is led by Professor Chun-Sing, Yang, aiming in the research of internet developments and hoping to increase the internet speed, reliability and suitability. The main research includes: Software-defined networking, Network Security, MOOCs, Internet of Things, Machine-to Machine Community, etc. ITLab is also the Network Operation Center of NCKU EE, providing the open and non-blocking internet structure development with unlimited network traffic as well as unconstrained kinds of application in order to build the environment that is suitable for future internet using and provide high reliable internet services. ITLab locates separately in room 92633, 92637 in Electronic Engineering Building and room 95704 in Chimei Building. Extension numbers are 1730; 1750; and 2620 respectively.
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Computer Architecture and System Lab

Advisor
Chung-Ho Chen professor
    In Computer Architecture and System Laboratory (CASLab), we focus on the research and development of computing systems, specifically, in the area of computer architecture, OpenCL and OpenGL graphic processor system, and IOT applications. Our lab members need to study processor cores, Linux OS, performance/power modelling, and processor micro-architectures. The prospective graduates from the CASLab are expected to have good command in system modelling with SystemC/C++/C, Verilog design, and FPGA use. The thesis usually involves team work with the lab members for system development. CASLab graduates work with IC design house, system makers, or study abroad.
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Distributed Multimedia Database system & Software Engineering Lab

Advisor
Hewijin Christine Jiau professor
    The Database and Software Engineering Laboratory (DBSE Lab) at NCKU undertakes world-class research on knowledge and software engineering to understand cutting edge technology and predict future trend in producing needed software. Our research group concentrates on multidisciplinary approach to define problems and derive software solutions based on knowledge of various engineering methodologies which include process assessment and improvement, requirement acquisition and analysis, object-oriented design and implementation, software reuse, software testing, software maintenance, and software education. We are also interested in data accumulation and knowledge discovery techniques accompanied with extensive software applications.

    Data and knowledge methodologies provide evidence in our group to improve practice of software professionals and produce quality software. Our recent achievements cover specific topics of open source community assessment, test-driven and automated refactoring, framework design and documentation, agile process improvement, service-oriented architectures, game-based programming learning, and crowd-centric requirement engineering.

    At present, we are working on establishing a revolutionary intelligent environment which encompasses all our previous achievements and pioneering studies in the future. The DBSE research group looks forward to contributing well-trained, innovative software engineers to both academy and industry in collaborative software development for a better world.
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Dependable Computing Lab

Advisor
Kuo-Feng Ssu professor
    In today’s highly complex computing and communication systems, dependability is a critical concern. Developing schemes for robust execution, efficient failure detection, accurate fault diagnosis, and rapid recovery has become a major research topic in the field of computer engineering. The aim of the Dependable Computing Laboratory (DCL) is to build reliable, high-performance mechanisms for mobile computing, distributed systems, and network applications.
DCL is devoted to developing fault-tolerant schemes for both fundamental theory and practical applications, to enable quality-based computing. DCL also works on advanced technology for mobile computing environments, including mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, vehicular networks, and self-driving car networks.
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Network Systems Design and Analysis Laboratory

Advisor
Hui-Tang Lin professor
Lab
Mobile Communication Service Lab

Advisor
Sok-Ian (Ines) Sou professor
    Mobile Communication and Service (MCS) Lab is founded in 2008. The main research interest of the lab is in telecommunications and networking. Our research team has been carried out several challenging research project. The results of our research has been published in several key journals and conferences. Three major areas that we are currently active in are IoT application development (APP, communication protocol, wireless transmission), 3GPP specifications study (core networks, M2M communication, proximity services), and 802.11 technology. Welcome to join us!
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Real-Time and Embedded System Lab

Advisor
Jing Chen professor
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Knowledge and Information Discovery Lab

Advisor
Jen-Wei Huang professor
    KID (Knowledge and Information Discovery) LAB research are focused on data mining and social network analysis. Our current research are especially on social network analysis, time series mining and multimedia information retrieval. Moreover, other research like mobile application, cloud computing, digital learning and bioinformatics application are also our goal. The related techniques to our research can be applied in the real life such as marketing, decision making, information retrieval, disasters prevention. Our lab also promotes the students for the training on foreign language, presentation, communication, planning and execution. We hope students can gain expertise in data mining and also have ability to lead a team.
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Urban Science and Computing Lab

Advisor
Hsun-Ping Hsieh professor
Communication and Network Group
Lab
Image Lab

Advisor
Chin-Hsing Chen professor
Lab
Media Collaboration Research (MediaCore) LAB

Advisor
Jar-Ferr Yang professor
    Media Collaboration Research Lab (MediaCore Lab) are guided by Professor Yang Jar-Ferr, the Republic of China was founded in 77 years. The current members are six doctoral students and 10 master's degree; has nurtured 26 doctoral and 91 master's degree.

    The laboratory research covers a wide range, research can be roughly divided into several parts of video compression technology, 3D stereoscopic display processing technology and intelligence of multimedia, application layer throughout the 3D TV core processing systems, intelligence systems and high efficiency appliances video codec system. In addition to this laboratory is committed to academic research, but also with vendors (Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation, HannStar, Industrial Technology Research Institute, AverMedia, Linkedln, DM-China-Digital Magic etc) continuing the close cooperation, and have been number of technological achievements technology transfer to industry.

I. Wisdom Multimedia:
 OST-HMD
 Face Recognition, Object Recognition
 Three-Dimensional Reconstruction
 Wearable Development
 Super Resolution
II. 3D Stereoscopic Display Processing Technology:
 Texture and Depth Packaging (CTDP Format)
 Depth Enhancement and Hole Filling Algorithm Development
 Up-Sampling and Refinement for Depth Map
 Comfort Display Technology
 Depth Image based Rendering (DIBR)
 Stereo Matching Technology
III. Digital Video Compression Technology:
 H.264 / AVC
 High Efficiency Video Coding
 Frame Prediction Mode
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Digital Communication Lab

Advisor
Szu-Lin Su professor
    This laboratory focuses on the research of communication systems and related techniques, covering the areas from physical layer, MAC layer, to network layer. The research study includes system design, theoretical analysis, performance simulation/verification, and the realization of DSP/FPGA firmware.
Currently, the researching topics are:

1. Technology and resource allocation schemes for B4G (5G) mobile communication system, including massive MIMO, dense small cell, and NOMA technique.
2. QoS routing protocols with cross layer deign for ad hoc networks. 3. System design and the FPGA/DSP realization of power line communication (PLC) and visible light communication (VLC).
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Wireless RFIC/ RoC Lab

Advisor
Huey-Ru Chuang professor
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Fiber-optic Communication Lab

Advisor
Jen-Fa Huang professor
    Fiber Lab focus on fiber optic communication system research. The lab research projects include multi-carrier communications, all-optical data networks, network security and confidentiality, and visual light positioning application. The lab members possess electro-optical background, familiar with optoelectronic devices, good at Matlab programming and Opti-System simulations. The graduates should acquaint with Optical Code-Division Multiple-Access (OCDMA) techniques, Optical Multi-Protocol Label Switching (OMPLS) networks, the characteristics of the photovoltaic element, and the capability of system effectiveness analysis. Most graduates are employed in high-tech companies, such as TSMC, Asus, Foxconn Technology Group, etc.
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Electromagnetics Lab

Advisor
Eric Chihming Tsai professor
Lab
HSNET lab

Advisor
Jung-Shian Li professor
    Cloud and Network Security Laboratory, CANS Lab, is formerly known as High-speed Network Laboratory, HSNET Lab. The Lab focuses on the cloud network management and security-related research and practice. The main research covers network security, network communications, network traffic management, cloud computing, digital forensics, IoT, botnet, VANETs and other fields as well. The Lab published numerical papers on IEEE Transactions and other well-known journals and completed implementation of prototypes of several cloud security systems, and achieved several invention patents. Most graduate members serve in telecommunication companies, netcom manufacturers or related institutions and universities. Basically, M.S. student before graduation in the Lab should publish a conference paper at least.
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Communication Signal Processing Lab

Advisor
Ming-Xian Chang professor
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Wireless Communication System LAB

Advisor
Wen-Kuang Kuo professor
Lab
Wireless Communication and Network Lab

Advisor
Wenson Chang professor
    Wireless communication and network laboratory (WCN) was founded by Dr. Chih-Wen (Wenson) Chang in Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University in August 2006. The current research interests of the WCN Lab include radio resource management (RRM) and cross-layer optimization for the wireless communication systems. Recently, we have investigated several critical RRM issues for the 3.5G, 4G and more advanced wireless communication systems, e.g. WCDMA, HSPA, MC-CDMA, OFDM-based and CR systems.
Now, we are interested in the following and related issues:

1. Radio resource management for the 4G, 5G, femto-cell systems and CR network.
2. Performance analysis and optimization for cooperative communication system.
3. Application of Game theory to the wireless communication systems.
4. Adaptive cellular architecture design, including adaptive frequency planning and sectoring with aids of distributed antenna system and relays.
5. Cross-layer design and optimization for advan.
Lab
Processing Lab

Advisor
Kuei-Chiang Lai professor
    Research in our lab focuses on signal processing techniques for digital communications systems, including the transceiver algorithms suitable for baseband ICs (such as MIMO detection, equalization, channel estimation, synchronization algorithms for multi-carrier systems, single-carrier systems, and next-generation systems), as well as distributed detection for cognitive radio systems.
Lab
Advanced Wireless Access Technology Lab

Advisor
(Stanley) Liu professor
Lab
Wireless Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab

Advisor
Kuang-Wei Cheng professor
    WICS Lab was established in 2012, led by Prof. Kuang-Wei Cheng. One of our passions is exploring the techniques to enhance the energy efficiency of RF/analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. The research direction focuses on the development of energy-efficient RF front-end and wireless sensor interface circuit and systems, including (I) Energy self-sufficient ultra-low power transceiver, (II) RF front-end circuit, (II) RF energy harvester, and (IV) Low power analog-to-digital converter.

    Any members who join us should gain background knowledge about circuit design and communication principles, and also be familiar with the use of tools such as Cadence, ADS, MATLAB, etc. You would be able to do researches independently and accomplish the chip design, tape-out, and measurement before graduation. After graduation, most of the members join famous IC companies and serve as RF/analog IC design engineers.