Kuan-Hui Lee


Department of Electrical Engineering,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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My research area focuses on computer vision, and machine learning.

I joined Toyota Research Institute as a research scientist since May 2016, focusing on computer vision and machine learning topics in autonomous driving.

I had internship at MERL in summer 2015, and the research topic is about 3-D reconstruction/localization and image retrieval.

I joined Prof. Jenq-Neng Hwang’s research group from 2011, started my Ph.D. career in EE, UW from 2012, and got my Ph.D. in 2015.

Before my journey of Ph.D. career, I was a research assistant in ECE, UMN and EE, NTU, doing the multimedia development with GPGPU / CUDA in 2010.

From 2007 ~ 2009, I was a member of multimedia development department of HTC, developing the YouTube / streaming player on smart phone.


  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) 2015 Finalist: Our work has been selected as one of the QInF finalists (35 out of 146), Dec. 2014. (link)(certificate)
  • Press: my work has been mentioned and reported by many media:
    • IEEE Spectrum: Nov.24, 2014. (link)
    • Daily Mail of UK: Nov.18, 2014. (link)
    • Futurity: Nov.17, 2014. (link)
    • Q13 FOX News: Nov.13, 2014. (link)
    • UW News: Nov.12, 2014. (link)
  • Electrical Engineering Kaleidoscope Writer, University of Washington: annual review of 10 most outstanding students’ research, 2014.