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Tsai Hong

Tsai Hong received her PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1982. Dr. Hong plays a major leadership role in research activities of perception systems and perception performance evaluation for manufacturing and autonomous vehicle safety applications. She is responsible for algorithm design and software development of several  major  modules for the ARL perception project; perception for advanced intelligent manufacturing; dynamic 6DOF pose measurement methods for manufacturing applications; the DARPA LAGR program, the Indoor Autonomous Vehicle (IAV) project; the Autonomous road Navigation (AutoNav)project, and the Next Generation Inspection System (NGIS) project. Dr. Hong currently is the project leader for the metrology and standards for advanced perception project. She is responsible for development and technical supervision of research projects in developing advanced measurements for real-time perception manufacturing applications. In addition, her research activities include real-time vision; world modeling; multi-sensor fusion; temporal fusion for unmanned vehicles and mobile robots; and multi-sensor integration and control for industrial inspection. The agencies that have sponsored her research include the U.S. Navy; the U.S. Army; DARPA; and NIST internal research. She has served as a doctoral thesis advisor and committee member for various students and has published over 100 articles on the above research areas.


Computer Scientist
Intelligent Systems Division
Knowledge Systems Group

Employment History:

Dec. 1983- Present (full time)
Sept. 1989 – May 1992 (part time)
Computer Scientist, Project leader, Intelligent Systems Division, NIST

Sept. 1989 – May 1992
Assistant Professor
Department of computer science and information systems
The American University

Jan., 1983 – Dec., 1983
Computer Scientist
MITRE Corporation, VA

Aug. 1978 – Jan 1983
Research Assistant
Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland,
College Park, MD


Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Aug. 1982, Computer Science
M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Aug. 1982, Computer Science

Phone: 301-975-3444
Email: tsai.hong@nist.gov
Fax: 301-990-9688