Institute of Computer Science and Engineering


The Institute was founded with the objective of encouraging students enrolled in Master's and Doctorate programs to devote themselves to the research of advanced technologies. The research projects are funded by domestic and foreign organizations through long-term collaborative partnerships. The Institute embodies several joint research centers such as NCTU/CISCO Internet Technology Lab and NCTU/ITRI Joint Research Center and has gained equipment donations from Intel, EMC, and Xilinx. Numerous faculty members have won Outstanding Research Awards from the National Science Council, served as program committee members and editors of international conferences and journals, and participated in various large-scale domestic or international research projects.

Research Groups & Members

The Institute organized its research activities into various research groups under its Information System and System Design Program. The Information System Program focuses on basic theoretical research and the evolution of IT applications, while the System Design Program focuses on hardware architecture and system integration between software and hardware.




Algorithms, Complexity, and Scientific Computing

Algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization, Image processing, Parallel Computing, Computational Theory, Algorithm Analysis, Information Security

Ker-I KoJimmy J.M. TanShi-Chun TsaiYing-Ping ChenRong-Jaye ChenWen-Guey TzengJacky LinWen-Hsiao PengYih-Lang Li

Artificial Intelligence

Human/Computer Interaction, Fuzzy System, Evolutionary Computation, Computer Aided Learning, Parallel Processing, Expert System, Data Mining, Database System, Natural Language Processing, Optimization Techniques, and Applications

I-Chen WuChia-Hoang LeeChuen-Tsai SunYuh-Jyh HuYing-Ping ChenWen-Chih PengJiun-Long HuangShie-Yuan Wang

Databases and Data Mining

Interactive Multimedia Information System, Mobile Information Management, Data Mining, Expert System, Information Retrieval, Internet Mining, Database Theory, and Security

Suh-Yin LeeWen-Chih PengJiun-Long HuangBao-Shuh Paul LinYuh-Jyh Hu

Programming Languages, Compilers and Software Engineering

Compilers, Code Optimization, Semantics, Verification of Programs, Temporal Logic, Modal Logic, Object-Oriented Methodology, Software Engineering

Feng-Jian Wang, Deng-Jyi Chen, Wuu YangYi-Ping You

Operating Systems, Distributed and Real-time Systems

Communication Middleware, Distributed Algorithms, Internet Game Platform, Network Simulator and Emulator, Service-Oriented Computing, Embedded Storage System

Shyan-Ming YuanLi-Pin ChangI-Chen WuYu-Sung Wu

Information security and Cryptology

Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem, Coding Theory, Information Security, Information Hiding, Software Security, Network Attack and Protection

Wen-Guey TzengShi-Chun TsaiWuu YangRong-Jaye ChenShiuhpyng ShiehLing-Hwei ChenYu-Sung Wu

Architecture and Systems

Embedded Processor and SoC, Low-power System, Java Processor, JIT Compilation & VM, DSP Designs and Compilation, Graphic Processor, Asynchronous Circuit

Chung-Ping ChungJean Jyh-Jiun ShannTien-Fu ChenChun-Jen Tsai

SoC and Embedded Systems

Network SoC, Embedded Multimedia System, Embedded Low-power System, Embedded Storage System, Electrical Design Automation

Yih-Lang LiLi-Pin ChangTerng-Yin HsuW. J. TsaiChun-Jen TsaiShiao-Li TsaoYing-Dar LinChung-Ping ChungJean Jyh-Jiun ShannLan-Da VanYi-Ping YouTien-Fu Chen, Kai-Chiang Wu


  • ARM-9 compatible processor with audio-visual processing capability: this device extends the application areas and product types of ARM 9 processors, which are widely used in many embedded systems.
  • On-line cooperative learning system: the system integrates digital interaction and AV technologies to improve learners' self-awareness and academic achievements.
  • Distributed digital certification centers with intrusion prevention capability.
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) detector to prevent drivers from dozing: drivers wearing a hat fitted with an EEG detector will be warned by an alarm when they begin to doze.
  • Best Wise International Computing Co., Ltd. was established by students and has developed 15 software products and systems, including the D&D Media Presentation Creator 2004, which was awarded “The Innovative e-Learning Award” in 2004, and the On-line General English Proficiency Test System, which has been adopted in GEPT for online use.
  • NCTUns 5.0network simulator was downloaded more than 10,000 times by more than 129 countries. It is one of the most widely used network simulators.

Future Plans

  • Strengthening interdisciplinary collaboration with such disciplines as Medical Science, IT and Biological Science, and Digital Content.
  • Facilitating international research collaborations with a good support system for visiting scholars.
  • Designing International Programs to attract international outstanding students.
  • Organizing research groups of special interests to gain international reputations.