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Robotic Vision Lab

Director: Dr. D. J. Lee

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
430 Clyde Building
Provo, Utah 84602
Tel: (801) 422-4119

Robotic Vision Lab was established in 2004 by Dr. DJ Lee to research on visual computing for robotic applications. Current research focuses on artificial intelligence, high-performance visual computing, robotic vision, and visual inspection automation. Dr. Lee has advised and graduated 8 Ph.D. and 14 M.S. students and mentored 42 undergraduate students since 2001. He also hosted and collaborated with 3 Ph.D. students and 5 professors from other countries. He is currently advising 3 Ph.D. and 1 M.S. students. Scroll down and click on the tabs below for details.
Funded Projects and Lab Members
Funded Projects
Collaborators
Ph.D. Students
MS Students
Undergraduate Students

23.   Co-PI, “Flare and Control for Ultra High Destruction and Removal Efficiency”, US Department of Energy ARPA-E, Subcontract from Cimarron, Inc, April 2022-April 2023 (DE-AR0001530)
22.   PI, “Artificial Intelligence for Detection of Foreign Materials in Food Products”, Smart Vision Works, Inc, June 2021-August 2022.
21.   PI, “Machine Learning Methods Application for Analyzing Hydro-Acoustic Telemetry Data”, US Geological Survey, July 2018-Dec. 2019 (#G18AC00158)
20.   PI, “Demonstration of Ultra Low Latency Object Tracking for Multi-Focal Length Camera Arrays”, Flight Test Group, Defense Technologies Engineering Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, July 2018-Aug. 2019 (#B629134)
19.   PI, “Evolutionary Learning for Visual Inspection Automation”, Utah Technology Acceleration Grants, May 2017-Dec. 2018 (#172085)
18.   PI, “Automated Archerfish EO / Sonar Detection Techniques for Naval Mines”, DoD Navy, Subcontract from eCortex, Jan. 2017-Dec. 2019 (N00024-17-C-403005)
17.   PI, “Improve Competitiveness of Specialty Crop Production through a New Product Quality Verification Method”, US Department of Agriculture SBIR Phase II, Subcontract from Smart Vision Works International, LLC, Sep. 2015-Aug. 2018 (2015-33610-23786)
16.   PI, “Vision-Based Automobile Pixel Lighting Control”, On Semiconductor, Feb. 2015-Jun. 2015
15.   PI, “Improve Competitiveness of Specialty Crop Production through a New Product Quality Verification Method”, US Department of Agriculture SBIR Phase I, Subcontract from Smart Vision Works International, LLC, May 2014-Jan. 2015
14.   PI, “Enhanced Large Mammal Detection and Real-time Mapping through the use of FLIR and High Definition Camera and Improved Geo-mapping System”, Oil Sands Initiative Leadership, Feb. 2012
13.   PI, “Distributed Medical Image Processing Framework Using a Multi-processor Network Cluster”, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Sep. 2009-2010
12.   PI, “Distributed Medical Image Processing Framework Using Cell Processors”, NIH, NLM, Sep. 2008-2009
11.   PI, “R&D in Query and Retrieval of Multiple Image Components with Spatial and Geometrical Constraints and API Development for Web-deployable CBIR”, NIH, NLM,, Sep. 2007-2008
10.   PI, “Automated EO/IR Detection Techniques For Floating Objects”, DoD Navy, Subcontract from eCortex, Nov. 2006-Sep. 2007
9.     PI, “R&D and API Development for Web-deployable CBIR Techniques with Support for Spatial Geometrical Relationships”, NIH, NLM, Sep. 2006-2007
8.     Co-PI, “FGPA Implementation of Real-time, High-Resolution, RGB Bayer Pattern Conversion for NTSC Video”, Procerus Technologies, Apr.-Sep. 2006
7.      PI, “Feature Indexing and Relevance Feedback Techniques for Improved CBIR of Spine X-ray Images and Medical Validation of Spine X-ray Shapes”, NIH, NLM, Sep. 2005- Feb. 2007
6.     PI, “Evaluation of Efficient Relevance Feedback Methods for Spine X-ray Image Retrieval”, NIH, NLM, Sep.  2004-2005
5.     PI, “An Automated Fish Migration Pattern Monitoring System Using Shape Descriptors for Pattern Recognition”, US Department of Agriculture, Subcontract from Agris-Schoenberger Vision Systems, Inc., Oct. 2004 – Feb. 2007
4.     Co-PI, “Bio-inspired Image Directed Control of Mars Flyers”, Jet Propulsion Lab and NASA Ames Research Center, Apr.-Dec. 2004
3.     PI, “Partial Shape Matching Techniques for Spine X-ray Images”, NIH, NLM, Sep. 2003-2004
2.     PI, “An Automated Fish Migration Pattern Monitoring System Using Shape Descriptors for Pattern Recognition”, US Department of Agriculture, Subcontract from Agris-Schoenberger Vision Systems, Inc., May 2003-Nov. 2003
1.      PI, “Fish Species Classification”, US Bureau of Reclamation, May-Oct. 2002

8.     Dr. Xikui Miao                  01/01/2018 ~ 12/31/2018                                                               
       School of Information Engineering Henan University of Science of Technology, Luoyang, Henan, China
7.     Dr. Yung-Fu Chen          06/01/2017 ~ 08/31/2017                                                               
       Department of Healthcare Administration, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
6.     Dr. Ye Han                        10/01/2015 ~ 08/31/2017                                                               
       National Rail Transit Electrification and Automation Engineering Technique Research Center, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
5.     Dr. Yung-Fa Huang        07/01/2011 ~ 08/31/2011                                                               
       Graduate Institute of Networking and Communication Engineering, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
4.     Dr.  Jiun-Jian Liaw           06/01/2010 ~ 08/31/2010                                                              
       Graduate Institute of Networking and Communication Engineering, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
3.     Dr. Guangming Xiong   10/01/2009 ~ 09/30/2010                                                               
       School of Mechanical and Vehicular Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
2.     Dr. Shenngyan Zhou     10/10/2008 ~ 08/31/2009                                                               
       School of Mechanical and Vehicular Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
1.     Dr. Dong Zhang               01/01/2008 ~ 12/31/2008                                                              
       School of Information Science and Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Zheng (Casey) Sun

January 30, 2021 09:42 AM
Zheng (Casey) Sun
Start Date: September 1, 2018

Andrew W. Sumsion

January 30, 2021 09:44 AM
Andrew W. Sumsion
Start Date : April, 20, 2022

Shad A. Torrie

May 11, 2021 04:28 PM
Shad A. Torrie
Start Date : April 20, 2022

8.      Taylor S. Simons (09/01/2016 ~ 05/25/2021)
       High-Speed Image Classification For Resource-Limited Systems Using Binary Values
7.      Meng Zhang (01/01/2014 ~ 02/14/2018)
       Evolutionary Learning of Boosted Features for Visual Inspection Automation
6.      Alok H. Desai (09/01/2011 ~ 05/01/2015)
       An Efficient Feature Descriptor and Its Real-time Applications
5.      Beau J. Tippetts (05/01/2008 ~ 02/29/2012)
       Stereo Vision for Resource Limited Systems
4.      Spencer G. Fowers (05/01/2008 ~ 04/19/2012)
       Limited-Resource Feature Detection, Description, and Matching
3.      Kirt D. Lillywhite (09/01/2006 ~ 02/28/2012)
       Feature Construction Using Evolution-COnstructed Features For General Object Recognition
2.      Zhaoyi (Roger) Wei (09/01/2005 ~ 04/30/2009)    
       Real-time Optical Flow Sensor Design and Its Application on Obstacle Detection
1.      Xiaoqian (Bridgette) Xu (09/01/2002 ~ 12//31/2006)   
       Shape Matching, Relevance Feedback, and Indexing with Application to Spine X-ray Image Retrieval

Joshua Broekhuijsen

July 05, 2021 09:25 AM
Joshua Broekhuijsen
Start Date : June 15, 2021

14   Jacob D.. Newman (09/01/2021 ~ 06/15/2022)
       Automated Pre-Play Analysis of American Football Formations Using Deep Learning
13   Alex S. McCown (01/01/2018 ~ 06/13/2019)
       Ultra Low Latency Visual Servoing for High Speed Object Tracking Using Multi Focal Length Camera Arrays
12   Samuel G. Fuller (01/01/2018 ~ 06/12/2019)
       Optimization and Hardware Implementation of SYBA - An Efficient Feature Descriptor
11   Matthew R. Heydorn (09/01/2017 ~ 03/28/2019)
       Increased Cyclist Safety Using an Embedded System
10   Lindsey A. Raven (09/01/2015 ~ 10/20/2017)
       A Robust Synthetic Basis Feature Descriptor Implementation and Its Applications Pertaining to Visual Odometry,  Object Detection, and Image Stitching
9     Yunan Liu (09/01/2014 ~ 06/14/2016)
       Intermediary System Using Image Classification for Online Shopping 
8     Yung-Ping Chang (09/01/2011 ~ 06/30/2013)
       Gesture Analysis for Human-Computer Interface Using Profile-matching Stereo Vision
7     Brandon Taylor (09/01/2009 ~ 03/01/2012)
       Smart Phone-based Indoor Guidance System for the Visually Impaired
6     Beau J. Tippetts (05/01/2006 ~ 04/30/2008)
       Real-time implementation of vision algorithms for control, stabilization, and target tracking, for a hovering micro-UAV
5     Spencer G. Fowers (05/01/2006 ~ 04/30/2008)
       Sabilization and Control of a Quad-Rotor Micro-UAV Using Vision Sensors
4     Christopher R. Greco (09/01/2006 ~ 04/30/2008)
       Real-time Forward Urban Environment Perception for an Autonomous Vehicle Using Computer Vision and LIDAR
3     Ammon Christiansen (09/01/2005 ~ 04/30/2007)
       Finding relevant PDF medical journal articles by the content of their figures as well as their text
2     Jonathan D. Anderson (01/04/2005 ~ 04/30/2007)
       Semi Autonomous Vehicle Intelligence: Real Time Target Tracking for Vision Guided Autonomous  Vehicles 
1     Paul C. Merrell ( 09/01/2003 ~ 04/30/2005)
       Structure from Motion Using Optical Flow Probability Distributions

42. Amy Hong 06/20/22 ~ 08/05/22
41. Oscar Gonzalez 05/09/22 ~ 08/05/22
40. Shad Torrie 04/20/21 ~ 04/20/22
39. Lily Prusso 01/01/21 ~ 04/20/22
38. Drew Sumsion 11/01/20 ~ 04/20/22
37. Newman Jacob 05/01/19 ~ 04/30/21
36. Ethan Scott 09/01/20 ~ 04/30/21
35. Lorena Iannicelli 09/02/19 ~ 04/30/20
34. Drew Sumsion 09/02/19 ~ 04/30/20
33. Cameron Schloer 05/01/19 ~ 10/05/19
32. Andrew Eyring 05/01/19 ~ 08/31/19
31. Christine Partington 01/21/19 ~ 04/20/19
30. Lily Prusso 09/01/18 ~ 04/20/19
29. Zachery Mickelson 09/01/18 ~ 01/31/19
28. Terrance Smith 10/01/17 ~ 12/31/18
27. Emma Stoddard 05/01/17 ~ 04/20/19
26. Tyra Draper 11/01/16 ~ 12/31/18
25 Karina Hill 01/01/16 ~ 12/31/17
24 Alex McCown 05/01/17 ~ 12/31/17
23 Samuel Fuller 09/01/16 ~ 12/31/17
22 Simeon Reynolds 08/01/16 ~ 04/30/17
21 Jennifer Gillis 09/01/16 ~ 04/30/17
20 Joseph Quist 09/01/16 ~ 03/31/17
19 Michael Larsen 09/01/15 ~ 12/31/16
18 Taylor Simons 09/01/15 ~ 04/30/16
17 Amy Giullian 09/01/14 ~ 04/30/15
16 Kevin Moon 09/01/09 ~ 12/31/09
15 Caleb Perry 01/01/09 ~ 04/30/09
14 Taylor Waddle 11/01/08 ~ 04/30/09
13 Paul Christensen 10/01/06 ~ 08/31/08
12 Spencer Fowers 06/10/05 ~ 04/30/06
11 Aaron Dennis 06/01/06 ~ 12/31/06
10 Beau Tippetts 01/04/05 ~ 04/30/06
9 Aaron Thomas 01/05/04 ~ 05/31/05
8 Liangche Li 09/01/04 ~ 12/31/04
7 Jared Turpin 03/23/05 ~ 04/30/06
6 Samuel Steed 09/22/03 ~ 12/16/03
5 Seth Wood 09/22/03 ~ 08/31/04
4 Johnny Chen 09/05/03 ~ 12/16/03
3 Martin Woolstenhulme 07/05/03 ~ 08/31/03
2 Daniel Bates 09/01/02 ~ 04/30/03
1 Sharon Redd 09/15/02 ~ 12/16/03