Research Grants of Prof. Chin-Teng Lin

 

I was or am Principal Investigator of about 196 research projects funded by government and industries from 1992 to 2013. The total amount of gained research funding is up to NT$892,800,000 (US$29,760,000). The representative most recent research projects are listed below. Before the list, I give the description of significance of some major projects.

 

Major Research Projects and International Collaboration

Based on the solid academic foundation of iIT (Intelligent Information Technology),  I also gained and performed several cross-world and cross-industry large-scale research projects to pursue for the innovative real-life applications of iIT. At one end, I explored the interface of cognitive-neuroscience and iIT in the area of Translational Neuroscience; at the other end, I were devoted to the full-span applications of iIT in our daily living environment from house-hold devices to urban planning in the area of Smart Living Technologies.

 

(1) In Translational Neuroscience, I has been devoted to the research of Dynamic Cognitive Engineering with the partnership of UCSD and Max-plank Institute at Berlin of German for more than 8 years, leading the technical development of dynamic brain-machine interface in the top-world ranking. Especially the mobile and wireless brain-machine interface is highly attractive by Neuroscience Research Department of US Army Research Lab (ARL). Therefore, my team at NCTU and UCSD research team have conducted several projects supported by the government of the United States, including US DARPA in 2007, US ARL in 2008 and from 2010 to 2014, Office of Naval Research in 2009-2010, etc. Also, I was awarded a large-scale project by National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan for establishing an International Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioengineering Research from 2010 to 2014. This is the first one of such kind in the funding history of Taiwan, NSC.

(2) In Smart Living Technologies, I prompted the human-centered technology through user need understanding, user innovation, and open innovation. I pioneered the 4Lab-Eco-Cycle mechanism for developing smart living technology: Open Lab, User lab, Living Lab, and Lab Company . I led a team consisting of 30 professors on the project, Eco-City: Health and Sustainability --- Regional Integration Center for Intelligent Mobile Technology, funded by Taiwan, NSC, to realize the potential of humanity, science and technology so as to meet the human needs of living the Life of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS). The kernel value of Eco-City is in smart living technologies integration and innovative service models establishment. This project is also the first one of this kind in the funding history of Taiwan NSC. I also successfully exercised the models and mechanism in Eco-City to a real-life community in Taiwan, Farglory Left-Bank Smart Living Community Project, supported by Farglory Inc., the largest land development company in Taiwan. This project was awarded the first Smart Urban Technology Certification by the Living Labs Global (LLG), a NGO with members from 52 countries.

 

The major projects mentioned in the above are briefly described below:

1.      Establishment of NSC I-RiCE on an International Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioengineering Researchfunded by Taiwan NSC (2011 - 2015) (US$ 6.65 million) I leads the NCTU BRC to work with with UCSD, which ranks number one in Biomedical Engineering in the United States, to establish an international Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioengineering Research. Based on the academic capability and competitive advantage at NCTU BRC and UCSD, the Center is pursuing interdisciplinary research in Neural Engineering, Translation Neuroscience, and Healthcare. The goals are to enhance our understanding of human perception and cognition, to create and apply innovative technology to advance neuroscience research, and to develop novel methods and strategies for improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological diseases and injuries. Under this program, there are seven projects. The first two projects study the fundamental principles of neuroscience. The next three projects develop innovative neural technologies and computational methods to continuous monitor brain dynamics of individuals in real-world environments. The last two projects explore clinical implications of basic neuroscientific knowledge and neural engineering capabilities developed by other projects under this program. As a Co-PI of this I-RiCE center, I not only helped to coordinate the cooperation of the whole teams, but also devoted to the following in-depth researches:

(1)   Computational Neuroscience: In the last decade, the field of neuroscience has come into scientific prominence because of technical developments in non-invasive whole-head neuroimaging modalities (e.g. high-density electromagnetic (EEG/MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)). There are now a real opportunity and an acute need to develop adequate computational methods for deriving information about how the brain works from the massive data sets produced by these new functional imaging technologies. The current availability of noninvasive, whole-head data from humans during cognitive activities presents an unprecedented scientific opportunity to study the role of dynamic interactions between different parts of the brain in supporting human cognition and awareness. I and my team developed new theoretical and concrete mathematical models of brain dynamics, new signal processing techniques based on these models, and new statistical and computational intelligence methods. The results of this research trust enhance our understanding of the strengths and limitations of the human mind, plus possible applications to medicine and to cognitive testing and monitoring.

(2)   Bio-sensing Technology: Recent rapid advancements in bio-sensing technologies have resulted from the explosion of biomedical research over the past several decades. These advancements range from sensor technologies for the real-time measurement of nervous system activity in real world environments to brain-computer interfaces (BCI) and adaptive systems. I and my team designed, developed and test high-density, multimodal, biosensing technologies, and implantable applications of neurological closed-loop systems. By combining new recording and analysis methods developed under Computational Neuroscience project, we can monitor continuous changes in a patient's current health status and needs to health providers, enabling noninvasive, personalized remote healthcare, real-time phenotyping, and longitudinal follow-up.

(3)   Neuroergonomics: Recent rapid advancements in neuroscience and neurotechnology present unprecedented opportunities for us to explore the new practical applications of neuroscience based research and theory in complex real-world environments. I and my team developed and demonstrated basic principles for translation of basic neuroscientific knowledge and theory into neuroergonomic systems to (1) advance basic neuroscience research; and (2) enhance natural human capabilities in situational awareness, perception, attention, decisionmaking, memory, and learning. In particular, a novel imaging modality, which combines simultaneous high-density EEG, electromyographic (EMG), eye tracking, body motion capture, and physiological measures, has been designed and developed. This new imaging modality can be used to record, analyze and model brain activities and body movements of unconstrained, freely moving subjects performing natural cognitive tasks in real-world environments.

(4)   Wireless Healthcare: Wireless healthcare aims to explore and apply wireless technologies to advance human health and well-being. I and my teams focused on how the health of individuals, families, communities, social networks, and populations can be improved through the creative use of wireless and networked technologies and ubiquitous/cloud computing. Advanced smart technology will be developed to empower healthcare patients, provide patient-centered health informatics, and ensure transmission accuracy and privacy. I also studied how to promote health and to prevent disease and disability through systems-level interventions in clinical and community settings.

 

2.      Cognition and Neuroergonomics (CAN) Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) funded by US Army Research Lab (2010 2014) (US$ 2.67 million) Headed by me, the NCTU BRC involves in a five-year, $80 million (TWD) sponsored by Army  Research Lab(ARL) project of the United States. The Collaborative Technology Alliance also includes our long-term research partner UCSD and other institution like DCS. This project is the first time that ARL supports on Taiwans organization for Natural Cognition research, and it is one of the major projects of Neuroscience and Engineering Research in USA. This program was organized into three main research areas:

1) Neurocognitive Performance: Research efforts under this area are designed to ascertain key signatures of how soldier neurocognitive state (i.e., emotional, perceptual-cognitive, physical, and physiological) varies in the face of the sensory, perceptual and cognitive demands of the operational environment.

2) Advanced Computational Approaches: Research within the second area is to provide novel computational, statistical modeling, and data visualization techniques for the extraction of the signatures of soldier neurocognitive performance, including novel analytic/algorithmic approaches to the individualized assessment of soldier neurocognitive state and performance.

3) Neurotechnologies: The third area efforts focus on the research underlying cutting-edge technologies for the real-time recording and analysis of environmental, behavioral, and functional brain dynamics, and on techniques for exploiting natural human neurocognitive function in technological solutions that enhance Soldier-system performance and safety.

I am the PI of the Neurotechnology area, and he is focusing on the following 2 topics:

1) Effects of Vehicle Motion and Cognitive Fatigue: True understanding of human behavioral decision-making under stress and cognitive fatigue in complex operational environments such as car driving with kinesthetic stimuli requires the direct study of the interactions between brain, behavioral, sensory, and performance dynamics based on their simultaneous measurement and joint analysis. The goal of this study is to explore the principles and methods that can be used to design individualized real-time neuroergonomic systems to enhance operator situational awareness and decision making under several forms of stress and cognitive fatigue, and thereby, improve total human-system performance. Several research topics of driving performance including kinesthetic effect, arousal feedback, and the development of drowsiness prediction system has been conducted by me and my team. Regarding to investigate EEG dynamics in response to kinesthetic stimuli during driving, I used Virtual Reality (VR) based driving simulator with a motion platform to produce somatic sensation as in real-world situations. For arousal feedback study, I has investigated the brain dynamics and behavioral changes in response to arousing auditory feedback presented to individuals experiencing momentary cognitive lapses during a sustained-attention task. The results of this study demonstrated the amount of cognitive state information that can be extracted from noninvasively recorded EEG data and the feasibility of online assessment and rectification of brain networks exhibiting characteristic dynamic patterns in response to cognitive challenges. In terms to the drowsiness prediction system, I proposed a brain-computer interface based approach using spectra dynamics to classify drivers alertness level and predict response time.

2) Wearable EEG Development and Testing: The goal of this research thrust is to design, develop and test the wearable and wireless dry-electrode (WWD) EEG human machine interface that can allow assessment of brain activities of participants actively performing ordinary tasks in natural body positions and situations within a real operational environment. Monitoring the neurophysiological activities of soldiers in an operational environment poses a severe measurement challenge using current laboratory-oriented biosensor technology. This research is to address the following scientific barriers: (1) the restriction of experimental designs to highly controlled and impoverished stimulus/response paradigms and environments, (2) the lack of portable, user-acceptable (e.g., comfortably wearable), and robust systems for routinely monitoring brain and body dynamics, (3) the failure to record the whole of physical, mental, and physiological behavior that the brain controls, and the physical and socio-cultural effects of the environment that impact brain function, in sufficient detail and across a sufficient breadth of circumstances. In this project, I and my team had successfully investigated and developed methods for assessing individual cognitive status and performance in military environments using his WWD EEG devices. He also developed and evaluated on-line signal-processing methods for artifact removal of the EEG data acquired by the WWD EEG devices. In addition, motion-induced artifacts will heavily contaminate EEG recordings acquired by either wet or dry sensors in real-world applications. It was found that the amplitudes of motion-induced artifacts could be 10 times larger than those arising from blinks, eye-movements, and muscle activities in conventional EEG laboratories. I and my team incorporated wearable motion (inertial) sensors into the WWD EEG devices by integrating dry EEG sensors, 3D accelerometers, 3D gyros, and 3D compass to track the head/neck potions and postures, making possible to regress out the overwhelming motion-induce artifacts from the EEG recordings. This task truly enabled monitoring of neural activities in unconstrained, freely-moving participants performing ordinary tasks in natural head/body positions and situations, and studying participants involving in active cognition.

 

3.      Worldwide Needs on Wireless/Wearable EEG Devices --- MINDO Series : I had demonstrated the feasibility of using his developed dry form-based EEG sensors and miniaturized supporting hardware/software (called MINDO4) to continuously collect EEG data recorded from four non-hairy forehead sites in a realistic VR-based dynamic driving simulator. I and my team further developed and testing new methods of performing higher-density dry-electrode EEG acquisition and online/onboard signal processing for assessing cognitive performance of participants in operational environments. I also developed a patented dry spring-loaded sensor for measuring the EEG signals on the hairy sites. The performance of this sensor had been verified by comparing the signal quality acquired by the dry EEG sensors with that acquired by wet electrodes. Based on this new sensor, a 16 and 32-channel EEG hat called MINDO16 and MINDO32 had been designed and developed. Most recently, I has developed a new active sensor by integrating the dry sensor with the pre-amplification and analog-to-digital circuits. Based on this novel invention, he had developed a high resolution ASIC-based 64-channel mobile and wireless EEG devices called MINDO64. This MINDO64 is the first wireless EEG device with dry sensors and with such high density in the world nowadays. The series of MINDO devices had received many worldwide needs including academics: (1) an extra task order of 3 MINDO32 and 1 MINDO64 from ARL directly for high-level cognitive experiments, (2) an order of 4 MINDO4, 2 MINDO16, and 3 MINDO80 from UCSD (including Prof. William Mobley (Chairman), Prof. Eduardo Macagno, Prof. Jeanne Townsend, Prof./Dr. Jeff Gertsch (also in Naval Health Research Center) in Department of Neurosciences) for autism and migraine study, (3) an order of 1 MINDO16 from University of Iowa (Drs. Pieter Poolman / Randy Kardon in Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences) for complex cognitive experiments, (4) an order of 1 MINDO4 from Duke-NUS (National University of Singapore) Graduate Medical School (Prof./Dr. Michael Chee) for sleep study, (5)  an order of 1 MINDO4 from Tokyo University (Prof. Shino Motoki小竹元基) for EEG monitoring of outdoor exercisers, (6) an order of 3 MINDO4 from Taiwan Yang-Ming University (Prof./Dr. Shuu-Jiun Wang) for brain-computer-interface, depression, and migraine study, (7) an order of 1 MINDO4 from University of Virginia (Prof./Dr. Timo von Oertzen in Department of Psychology) for brain-computer-interface study, (8) an order of dry sensors and MINDO16 from University of Massachusetts-Boston (Dr. Leon Zurawicki, Professor of Marketing) for decision making and consumer behavior study, (9) a request of 1 MINDO16 from EPFL Switzerland (Dr. Garipelli Gangadhar) for accelerating stroke-rehabilitation study; and  industries: (1) a request of dry spring-loaded sensors from Brain Products GmbH of German (a top EEG devices manufacturer in Europe) (Mr. Pierluigi Castellone, General Manager) for IP licensing and new product development, (2) an order of 1 MINDO4 and 1 MINDO16 from Nissan Advanced Technology Center (NATC, Mr. Mitsu Hagino) for drowsiness degree detection of drivers, (3) a request from KISSEI COMTEC Co. in Japan (Mr. Kazuhisa Hanamura in SI Services/Medical System) for serving as the agent of MINDOs in Japan, (4) an order of 1 MINDO16 from ABB (Dr. Sanjay Tripathi) in India for brain-computer-interface, (5) a request of dry form/spring-loaded sensors and MINDOx devices from NeuroTek, LLC (USA) (Dr. Jonathan D. Cowan, President and CTO) for personnel training, etc.

 

4. Application of Cloud Technology on the Management of Workers Safety and Healthy Statefound by Taiwan NSC (2013-2015) (US$ 518,000) : Populations with long working hours and working in old age are now increasing in Taiwan, a common phenomenon in developed countries worldwide as well. For these people, insufficient amount of time and space has led to declination in physical health and in exercise frequency. As a result, the mental and physical problems of workers occur more often, and the quality of life is negatively affected. In this interdisciplinary project, construction workers/labors, especially those who are in old ageing those have worsened health conditions, are focused. By the well development of the wireless EEG cap, mobile, and cloud technology/community, workers cognitive abilities and physical activity in working environments are assessed. The Neurofeedback system can further offer appropriate biofeedback and cognitive intervention to enhance the working performance of workers. With this management system, it is expected to compensate for the lack of medical resources in workers, and let workers manage their health and safety condition any time anywhere so that the high quality of living and working state could be achieved. Humanity, technology, and bioinformatics are closely integrated. In the field of humanity, the research team in National Yang Ming University and National Central University devote their expertise in psychology/cognitive neuroscience to investigating different cognitive states among populations with different ages. In the field of technology, the Department of Electric Engineering in National Chiao Tung University is dedicated to integrating electronic technology and network platform. In addition, the Department of Civil Engineering participates in exploring how workers mental states and physical safety are monitored. In the bioinformatics domain, the Department of Biotechnology in National Chiao Tung University takes charge of developing the Neurofeedback system that can be applied to the clinical research. The different research fields are combined to construct this project -Application of cloud technology on the management of workers safety and healthy state. The mobile living technology will integrate the whole results of these research groups, and combine the medical devices which are developed by Hsinchu biomedical park to manage users physical and mental state precisely. It is expected to implement a successful healthy living mode through cloud technology in Hsinchu in order to assist the government to promote the project ofIntelligent Taiwan for boosting the development of this new industry

 

5.      Ecology-City --- Network Platform for Lifestyle of Healthy and Sustainability funded by Taiwan NSC (2008 - 2012) (US$ 6.65 million) This project integrates eight national wide cross-cutting fields, major national research programs and other outstanding  teams with research achievements into the construction of Eco-City,  the Network Platform for Lifestyle of Healthy and Sustainability. According to users requests and real-life experiences by testing at living lab, Eco-City applies existing technologies to create innovative proposals and feedbacks in the real lives, furthermore, to make them commercial and put the profits back into the development of technology. To achieve these goals, I pioneered the 4Lab-Eco-Cycle mechanism: Open Lab, User lab, Living Lab, and Lab Company. In this mechanism, I firstly embodied the ideas of co-enrichment of human and "technoscience" for the user-oriented technology to integrate the achievements of interdisciplinary and national projects by facilitating the flow in the chain of knowledge supplies from collaborative teams. Based on this integration, a scenario-oriented interactive demonstration and experience platform, Open Lab, was constructed that demonstrate a whole day living scenario, including home, traffic, office, and the exercise and leisure space, for high-stressed and elderly populations. Secondly, a User Lab was established for users' requirements analysis and interface design. The User Lab provides three functions: (1) Users in Evaluative Sense Making: field definition analysis, users intention analysis, technology usability analysis; (2) Users in Situational Sense Making: multi-sensory behavior analysis, cognitive analysis, usability analysis; (3) Users in Re-configurative Sense Making: experiencing analysis, long-term tracking, trend analysis. Thirdly, I induced user driven open innovation by bringing the smart living devices/services into communities and residents' homes to establish the Living Labs in the real city. Finally, in the Lab Company, I constructed an interactive networking platform to create the interdisciplinary communications among industry, government, capitalists, and research fields for the commercialization of the matured technologies or services models.  This project reached three achievements successfully: promoting Living-Tech aiming at elders/high-stress population, establishing Living Lab for inspiring User/Open Innovation, and promoting new Living-Tech Industries in Taiwan. Most importantly, several Living Labs have been established in Taiwan by Eco-City, including Taipei City (Nangang Urban Regeneration), New Taipei City (Low-Carbon Demonstration City), Taoyuan County (Intelligent Ecological Value-added Services), Hsinchu City (Smart Security Services, Carbon Reduction Planning of Science Park), Hsinchu County (Taiwan Cartoon DreamWorks), Nantou County (Technology Value-added Planning of Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village), Taichung City (Interactive Digital Frame Service for Senior Citizens), Yunlin County (Technology Value-added Policies), Chiayi City (Cultural Integration of Urban Renewal Areas), Kaohsiung City (Chijing Low-Carbon Island).

 

6.      Farglory Hua-Chung Left-Bank Smart Living Community Project funded by Farglory Land Development Company (2010 - 2012) (US$1.33 million) This new developing community is located in Chong-He, New Taipei City, with area 18.8 hectares, 18 buildings, and 3000 residents. This project also assisted the city government to obtain NT$ 228 million of enterprise investment funding for public services systems. A total of 12 intelligent technologies along with their innovative service models were designed in the project: i-Traffic, i-Home, i-Service, i-Sensing, i-Light, i-Care, i-Watch, i-Call, i-Energy, i-Light, i-Center, and i-Net. My team in this project also coordinated 21 companies and 16 bureaus of New Taipei City to realize these 12 i-technology construction. Among these 12 i-technologies, 6 i-technologies were awarded the Living Labs Global (LLG) certification in 2011; the certificated items are i-Home (Smart in-House Energy Conservation System), i-Service (Smart Living Services Platform), i-Sensing (Multiple Environment Monitoring System), i-Care (Smart Autonomous Tele-Health Care Service), i-Traffic (Intelligent Traffic Network Control System), and i-Light (Smart LED Light Management System). The whole project was also awarded the LLG Award 2011 with citation "Innovation and Excellence for the Smart Urban Technologies." The LLG is a NGO started in 2003, connecting 52 countries, 127 cities, and more than160 organizations/companies, with the function as a platform for service innovation (more than 500 showcases). In the evaluation process of LLG certification and award, 5 categories and 35 indices were used: "Innovation""Global Need""Environmental Impact""Community Impact" and "other Impact". Members of the Evaluation Committee invited by LLG included Imperial College London, Kista Science City, The Climate Group, Architectural Association, Danish Industry, etc. Extensions of this project cooperating with Farglory Group includes Planning of the Smart and Ecological Community in Tucheng, Affordable Housing Project of the A7 Station of Airport Subway in Linkou, Social Housing in Shiufeng, Chong-He, and the Social Housing Smart Value-added Planning Case in Fuzhou, Banqion.

 

7. The Innovative System Integration and Service Package Applications for the Next Generation Smart Living Communityfound by Taiwan NSC and Farglory Land Development Company (2011-2015) (US$2.23 million) : In the past few years, Eco-City has established four core operational engines including Open Lab, Users Lab, Living Lab and the Lab Company, successfully transforming various technologies into all kinds of system solutions and service packages of industry value, public value and service value. This project has continued the results of the past few years in cooperation with the Farglory Group to develop various system solutions and service packages based on the themes of smart health care, smart low-carbon technology, and smart convenience security, apply and implement in the diverse application areas including individual areas, housing areas, public facilities, and the overall community, and conduct the analyses of the usage and service feedback. Furthermore, this project will also develop, integrate and implement those necessary systems and interfaces required by the real living community areas, and will conduct various system applications and service tests to build an energy-saving, healthy and convenient smart living community for the next generation, becoming the national chief model of smart living. Eco-City will utilize the research results of this smart living community to replicate, implement, and expand the influence of the successful model. Also, Eco-City will introduce the research results into the national stage and apply the international certification to create the maximum economic and social benefits out of this smart platform of industry, government and university, assisting the Country to be the national leading model in the area of smart living technology.

 

I was or am Principal Investigator of about 196 research projects funded by government and industries from 1992 to 2013. The total amount of gained research funding is up to NT$892,800,000 (US$29,760,000). The representative most recent research projects are listed below.

 

[1]     Principal Investigator, “Realization of a Real-time Dynamical Simulation System,'' Best System Inc. and National Science Council, Taiwan, Grant No. NSC88-2622-E-009-006, August 1, 1998 to July 31, 2001, NT$20,500,000.

[2]     Principal Investigator, “Multipurpose Virtual-Reality-Based Motion Simulator,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, Grant No. NSC88-2213-E-009-114, August 1, 1998 to July 31, 2001, NT$9,329,700.

[3]     Principal Investigator, “Hearing and Human-machine Communication System of a Guidance Robot for Blind Pedestrians,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, Grant No. NSC88-2213-E-009-107, August 1, 1998 to July 31, 2001, NT$9,500,300.

[4]     Principal Investigator, “Core Technology in Intelligent Transportation System --- ITS,'' Chung-Hwa Consulting Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, October 1, 1999 to September 30, 2002, NT$20,000,000.

[5]     Principal Investigator, “Advanced Image Programming Library Design," Dynacolor Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2001, NT$1,000,000.

[6]     Principal Investigator, “Advanced Image Programming Library Design," Dynacolor Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., August 1, 2001 to July 31, 2002, NT$800,000.

[7]     Principal Investigator, “Photoelectronic Application Product," Touchi Inc., Chu-Nan, Taiwan, R.O.C., February 1, 2001 to January 31, 2002, NT$1,190,400.

[8]     Principal Investigator, “Framework Study and Technology Evaluation of Road Information System of ITS," China Engineering Consultants, Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., March 1, 2001 to June 31, 2002, NT$1,360,000.

[9]     Principal Investigator, “Multifunctional Dynamic VR-based Exercise and Rehabilitation Training System (I),'' National Science Council, R.O.C., Grant No. NSC90-2213-E-009-103, August 1, 2001 to July 31, 2002, NT$1,671,800.

[10]  Co-Principal Investigator, “The Design and Development of Integrated Program for Intelligent Transportation Systems (I),'' National Science Council, R.O.C., Grant No. NSC90-2511-S-009-009, October 1, 2001 to September 31, 2002, NT$2,530,606.

[11]  Principal Investigator, “Multifunctional Dynamic VR-based Exercise and Rehabilitation Training System (II),'' National Science Council, R.O.C., Grant No. NSC91-2213-E-009-035, August 1, 2002 to July 31, 2003, NT$1,711,800.

[12]  Principal Investigator, “Multifunctional Dynamic VR-based Exercise and Rehabilitation Training System (III),'' National Science Council, R.O.C., Grant No. NSC92-2213-E-009-015, August 1, 2003 to July 31, 2004, NT$1,507,500.

[13]  Co-Principal Investigator, “The Design and Development of Integrated Program for Intelligent Transportation Systems (II),'' National Science Council, R.O.C., Grant No. NSC91-2511-S-009-005, October 1, 2002 to September 31, 2003, NT$1,818,456.

[14]  Co-Principal Investigator, “The Design and Development of Integrated Program for Intelligent Transportation Systems (III),'' National Science Council, R.O.C., Grant No. NSC92-2511-S-009-005, October 1, 2003 to September 31, 2004, NT$1,941,350.

[15]  Principal Investigator, “Development of Advanced Flight Dynamic Simulator (I),'' Best System Inc. and National Science Council, R.O.C., August 1, 2001 to July 31, 2002, NT$4,550,500.

[16]  Principal Investigator, “Development of Advanced Flight Dynamic Simulator (II),'' Best System Inc. and National Science Council, R.O.C., August 1, 2002 to July 31, 2003, NT$4,178,700.

[17]  Principal Investigator, “Development of Advanced Flight Dynamic Simulator (III),'' Best System Inc. and National Science Council, R.O.C., August 1, 2003 to July 31, 2004, NT$4,147,100.

[18]  Principal Investigator, “Development of Fuzzy Neural Network based Speech Recognition Techniques (I),” Chung-Hwa Telecom Inc., January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2002, NT$1,000,000.

[19]  Principal Investigator, “Development of Fuzzy Neural Network based Speech Recognition Techniques (II),” Chung-Hwa Telecom Inc., January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003, NT$1,000,000.

[20]  Principal Investigator, “Development of Fuzzy Neural Network based Speech Recognition Techniques (III),” Chung-Hwa Telecom Inc., January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004, NT$1,000,000.

[21]  Principal Investigator, “3D sound Synthesis Technique and it WDM Driver,” Microsoft Inc., August 1, 2003 to July 31, 2005, NT$3,000,000.

[22]  Principal Investigator, “Human Technology (HT) --- Intelligent Transportation System (ITS),'' Department of Higher Education Council of Academic Review and Evaluation, Taiwan, January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2008, NT$400,000,000.

[23]  Principal Investigator, “Neuro-Engineering -- Brain Computer Interface,'' Special Funding from MOE (Ministry of Education) of Taiwan for University System of Taiwan (UST), January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2006, NT$300,000,000.

[24]  Principal Investigator, “Neuro-Engineering – Successful Aging,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, October 1, 2006 to November 31, 2009, NT$20,000,000.

[25]  Co-Principal Investigator, “Smart Life-science Technology,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, August 1, 2005 to September 31, 2009, NT$20,000,000.

[26]  Principal Investigator, ”Ecology-City: Network Platform for Lifestyle of Healthy and Sustainability,” National Science Council, Taiwan, August 1, 2005 to September 31, 2009 , NT$20,000,000.

[27]  Principal Investigator, “Advanced Bio-inspired Computer Perception Algorithms/SoC Development and Their Real-life Applications,” National Science Council, Taiwan, August 1, 2005 to September 31, 2008, NT$3,191,000.

[28]  Principal Investigator, “Development of Portable Electroencephalograph Monitoring and Brain Computer Interface System,” National Science Council, R.O.C., Grant No. NSC 96-2218-E-009-001, 2005-2008, NT$20,621,000

[29]  Principal Investigator, “Aiming for the Top University Plan: Center for Biomedical and Biological Engineering,” Ministry of Education, R.O.C., Grant No. 97W806, 2006-2010, NT$40,000,000.

[30]  Principal Investigator, “PSYCH-NICE Environments: Bio-Cultural Co-construction of Adaptive Assistive Technologies and Environments for Successful Aging,” National Science Council, Taiwan, August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2009, NT$20,933,000.

[31]   “High-density, wearable dry-electrode EEG recording system incorporating online artifact rejection and data reduction,” Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USA, Grant No. NBCH1060010, 2006-2007,  NT$2,400,000

[32]  Principal Investigator, “Brain Computer Interface and Biofeedback Study with Moving Vehicle Control Demonstration,” National Science Council, Taiwan, August 1, 2007 to September 31, 2010, NT$6,976,988.

[33]  Principal Investigator, “Development of Biofeedback Training System to Enhance Human Spatial Navigation,” National Science Council, Taiwan, August 1, 2007 to September 31, 2010, NT$2,764,450.

[34]  Principal Investigator, “Development of a Wearable & Wireless EEG System,” Army Research Lab, USA, 2008-2009, US$160,000.

[35]  Principal Investigator, “System Development and SoC Design of A Truely Portable Neuroimaging System Based on EEG/EKG/fNIRS Multisensors,” National Science Council, R.O.C., Grant No. NSC 97-2220-E-009-052, 2008-2011, NT$6,356,000

[36]  Principal Investigator, “u-Holter: Ubiquitous Wireless ECG Sensor Network – Mobile and Wireless ECG system and Intelligent Expert System,” Ministry of Economic, R.O.C., Grant No.97-EC-17-A-03-S1-

005, 2008-2011, NT$9,000,000.

[37]  Principal Investigator, “Monitoring the Brain Dynamics of Motivated Action,” Office of Naval Research (ONR), USA, 2008-2009, US$160,000.

[38]  Principal Investigator, “Smart Life-science Technology,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, February 1, 2008 to January 31, 2011, NT$145,136,000.

[39]  Principal Investigator, “Plan of Environment and Behavior Perception of Intelligent Living,” Ministry of Economic, R.O.C., June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010, NT$16,000,000.

[40]  Principal Investigator, “Vehicle Telematics Safety Systems with Integrated Multiple Sensors,” Ministry of Economic, R.O.C., June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010, NT$1,5000,000.

[41]  Principal Investigator, “Application of Intelligent Wireless and Portable Tele-Cardiopulmonary Exercise System on Rehabilitation Effects Analysis,” Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2006-2010, NT$ 1,500,000.

[42]  Principal Investigator, “Living Service System with Personal Health Record Management,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, February 1, 2010 to January 31, 2011, NT$16,048,000.

[43]  Principal Investigator, “Health Assurance in Home/ Community for Health Monitoring and Healthcare System,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, Auguest 1, 2010 to January 31, 2011, NT$ 1,246,000

[44]  Principal Investigator, “Portable EEG/EKG/fNIRS Brain Imaging Technology Development and SoC Design,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, August 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011, NT$ 898,000

[45]  Principal Investigator, “A Novel LOHAS Living Service System with Personal Health Record Management,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, February 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012, NT$ 12,000,000

[46]  Principal Investigator, “Ecology-CityNetwork Platform for Lifestyle of Healthy and Sustainability'' National Science Council, Taiwan, February 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012, NT$ 51,304,000

[47]  Principal Investigator, “12-Intelligent Technologies in New Taipei City,'' Farglory Land Development Company, Taiwan, January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012, NT$ 23,000,000

[48]  Principal Investigator, “Development of a Multiple Physiological Monitoring System of ICU Patients with Symptom Analysis and Decision Making'' National Science Council, Taiwan, May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012, NT$ 706,000

[49]  Principal Investigator, “Intelligent City Planning,” Tainan City Government, Taiwan, 2012-2013, NT$3,000,000

[50]  Co-Principal Investigator, "Establishment of International NCTU-UCSD Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioengineering Research," National Science Council, I-RiCE Project (International Research-Intensive Centers of Excellence in Taiwan) Taiwan, Dec. 1, 2010 to Nov. 30, 2015, NT$ 200,000,000

[51]  Principal Investigator, “Cognition and Neuroergonomics Collaborative Technology Alliance Program,” Army Research Lab / DCS Corp., USA, 2009-2014, US$3,000,000

[52] Principal Investigator, “The Innovative System Integration and Service Package Applications for the Next Generation Smart Living Community'' National Science Council, Taiwan, August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013, NT$ 14,898,000

[53] Co-Principal Investigator, “International Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioengineering Research'' National Science Council, Taiwan, December 1, 2012 to November 30, 2013, NT$ 40,000,000

[54] Principal Investigator, “Intelligent video technology advocacy alliance'' National Science Council, Taiwan, February 1, 2013 to January 31, 2013, NT$ 14,898,000

[55] Co-Principal Investigator, “International Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioengineering Research,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, December 1, 2013 to November 30, 2014, NT$ 40,000,000

[56] Principal Investigator, “The Innovative System Integration and Service Package Applications for the Next Generation Smart Living Community,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, September 1, 2013 to October 30, 2014, NT$ 15,176,000

[57] Principal Investigator, “Development of a Multiple Physiological Monitoring System of ICU Patients with Symptom Analysis and Decision Making'' National Science Council, Taiwan, May 1, 2012 to April30, 2013, NT$ 686,000

[58] Principal Investigator, “Development of a Multiple Physiological Monitoring System of ICU Patients with Symptom Analysis and Decision Making'' National Science Council, Taiwan, May 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014, NT$ 831,000

[59] Principal Investigator, “The Innovative System Integration and Service Package Applications for the Next Generation Smart Living Community,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2011 to July 31, 2013, NT$ 18,834,000

[60] Principal Investigator, “Create Smart Hsinchu City - U-Bobi intelligence network security system ─ Ministry of Economic Affairs: Smart Living Technology & Service Program (i236),'' Liang Fu Security Corp. Ltd., Taiwan, July 1, 2013 to May 31, 2015, NT$ 4,000,000

[61] Principal Investigator, “The Policy Planning for Hsinchu City Forward Smart City, '' Association of Global Development, Taiwan, May 28, 2013 to April 30, 2014, NT$ 525,000

[62] Principal Investigator, “Intelligent Video Technology Advocacy Alliance (2/3) '' National Science Council, Taiwan, Feb. 1, 2014 to Jan. 31, 2015, NT$ 2,547,000

[63] Co-Principal Investigator, “International Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioengineering Research,'' National Science Council, Taiwan, December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015, NT$ 40,000,000

[64] Principal Investigator, “The Innovative System Integration and Service Package Applications for the Next Generation Smart Living Community (3/3) ,'' Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Nov. 1, 2014 to Oct 31, 2015, NT$ 17,450,000

[65] Principal Investigator, “Intelligent Video Technology Advocacy Alliance (3/3) '' National Science Council, Taiwan, Feb. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016, NT$ 2,538,000

[66] Principal Investigator, “Driver's Brain Dynamics during Driving with Stop-Signal Scenario '' Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015, NT$ 878,000

[67] Principal Investigator, “Application of Cloud Technology on the Management of Workers’ Safety and Healthy State(2/3),” Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015, NT$5,299,000

[68] Principal Investigator, “Aiming for the Top University Plan: Brain Research Center,” Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2011-2015, NT$51,258,440.