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Dr. D. J. Lee (李大捷 博士)

received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University and MBA degree from Shenandoah University. Dr. Lee is a teacher, researcher, inventor, and entrepreneur. He served in the machine vision industry for eleven years before joining Brigham Young University faculty in 2001. He is currently a professor and the director of the Robotic Vision Laboratory in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at BYU. He co-founded Smart Vision Works, Inc. in 2012 to develop AI-based smart cameras for automatic visual inspection of agricultural products. He founded Authentiface, Inc. in July 2023 to commercialize his Facial Motion Authentication technology developed at BYU. His research focuses on artificial intelligence, high-performance visual computing, robotic vision, and visual inspection automation. Scroll down and click on the tabs below for details.
Work Experiences
Other Experiences
Honors and Awards
Professional Activities
Courses Taught
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    Professor - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2009~)
    Associate Professor - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2001~2009)
    Director – Robotic Vision Laboratory (2004~)
  • Robotics Vision System, Inc. (RVSI) - Electronics, Hauppauge, New York
    Director of Vision Technology  (2000~2001)
  • Agri-Tech, Inc., Woodstock, Virginia
    Vice President of Research and Development (1998~2000)
    Research and Development Manager (1996~1998)
  • Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, Texas
    Senior Systems Engineer (1995~1996)
  • Innovision Corporation, Madison, Wisconsin
    Staff Scientist & Vision Project Manager (1990~1995)
  • Texas Tech University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Lubbock, Texas
    Research Associate, Instructor and Teaching Assistant (1985~1990)
  • Authentiface, Inc.
    Founder (2023~Present)
  • Smart Vision Works, Inc.
    Cofounder (2012~2023): Acquired by KPM Analytics in March 2023.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Adjunct Professor (2017~2021)
  • SYSU-CMU Shunde International Joint Research Institute, Foshan, Guangdong, China
    Senior Research Fellow & Visiting Professor (May~Dec, 2017)
  • Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan
    Adjunct Professor (2008 and 2017)
  • Smart Vision Works AF, LLC.
    Founder (2006~2023)
  • National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Biomedical Informatics Training Program
    Visiting Faculty (Summer 2002)
  • CS Technologies
    Founder (1995~2006)
  • Brigham Young University Technology Transfer Award (2023)
  • Outstanding Alumni, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (2023)
  • Brigham Young University, Inspiring Learning Award (2022)
  • Michigan Invasive Carp Challenge, Fourth Place (out of 353 from 27 countries) (2018)
  • Outstanding Alumni, National Taipei University of Technology (2018)
  • Brigham Young University, ECEn Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (2017)
  • Brigham Young University Student Association Best Faculty Advisor (2005)
  • Texas Tech University Electrical Engineering Academy (2002)

Editor and Editorial Board

Proposal Reviewer and Panel Member

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering, Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (2024)
  • US Army Research Lab (2023)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering, Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (2021)
  • USDA Small Business Innovation Research (2001~2004, 2012, 2015)
  • New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (2013)
  • USDA NIFA Secondary Post-Secondary Panel (2013)
  • New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation (2012)
  • NSF Theoretical Foundation Signal Processing Panel (2005)
  • NSF Information System Sensor Nets Panel (2003)
  • U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) (2003)
  • ECEn 631 - Robotic Vision
  • ECEn 522R - Self-Driving Car
  • ECEn 224 - Introduction to Computer Systems
  • ECEn 220 - Fundamental of Digital System Design
  • China Global Leadership study abroad program director in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2018
  • ECEn 490 - Senior Projects
  • EngT 231 - Foundations of Global Leadership
  • ECEn 124 - Introduction to Computer Systems
  • ECEn 324 - Computer System Architecture
  • ECEn 626 - Data Communications and Networking
  • EngT 480 - Globalization and Engineering