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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. He served in the machine vision industry for eleven years before joining Brigham Young University faculty in 2001. Dr. Lee is a teacher, researcher, inventor, and entrepreneur. 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 that develops artificial intelligence-based smart cameras for visual inspection automation. 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
Courses Taught
Professional Activities
  • 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)
  • Smart Vision Works, Inc.
    Cofounder (2012~Present)
  • 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 and President (2006~Present)
  • National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Biomedical Informatics Training Program
    Visiting Faculty (Summer 2002)
  • CS Technologies
    Founder and President (1995~2006)
  • ECEn 631 - Robotic Vision
  • ECEn 522R - Self-Driving Car
  • 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

Editor and Editorial Board

Proposal Reviewer and Panel Member

  • 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)