This is Hsin-Mu (Michael) Tsai's homepage. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering and Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia at National Taiwan University. I lead the Mobile and Vehicular Network Laboratory in my department. I am also the Principal-Investigator of the project “Next-Generation Collaborative Vehicle Safety System” in the Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center.

My CV can be downloaded here - [pdf].


MobiSys'15 paper accepted

Our MobiSys'15 submission “RollingLight: Enabling Line-of-Sight Light-to-Camera Communications” is conditionally accepted. (Acceptance Rate: 29/219=13.2%)

IEEE Spectrum article on our V2LC research

My research partner at Intel Labs, Dr. Richard D. Robert, and I were interviewed by IEEE Spectrum for an article about our latest research efforts on vehicular visible light communications (V2LC) in July, and the article just went online on the IEEE spectrum website. The article can be found here. The article will also appear in the September 2014 printed issue. - August 23, 2014

Wa-People Interview Article

Wa-people, an Internet news media that focuses on the latest industrial trends in Taiwan, had an article on our latest vehicular visible light communications research development. The article (in Mandarin Chinese) can be found here. - August 13, 2014

CTI TV coverage

CTI TV in Taiwan had a short coverage on the use of our traffic congestion detection algorithm in an iOS app - DrivingCurve. The video is here. They also had a coverage on our VLC scooter taillight prototype here.

ACM Visible Light Communication System (VLCS) Workshop

I am co-organizing ACM VLCS Workshop with Prof. Edward Knightly and Prof. Harald Haas. The workshop website (and the call-for-paper) is here. Please consider submitting to the workshop.

IJVAS Special Issue on Vehicular Networks

I am co-editing the special issue on vehicular networks for IJVAS with Dr. Mate Boban and Dr. Andreas Festag. The call-for-paper can be found here. Please consider submitting your work there and feel free to contact me for questions. The submission deadline is now extended to May 1, 2014.


I am currently looking for brilliant students (all levels: undergraduate, master, and phd students) who would like to work on interesting research problems and to have hands-on experience on useful experimental research tools such as wireless channel measurement equipments, software defined radios, wireless sensor nodes (similar to embedded systems), and software network simulators, to join my lab. The main research direction of the lab is to understand the general principles of the communication patterns and underlying channels, to engineer towards a feasible communication infrastructure for the future ubiquitous mobile and vehicular networks, and to discover new applications for these networks. There are lots of interesting problems which we can work on. The potential students are encouraged to schedule a meeting with me via e-mail. I can explain these topics in details when we meet.

You can take a look at the introduction of our lab [pptx].

Research Interests

  • Vehicular networking and communications
  • Wireless channel and link measurements
  • Vehicle and transportation systems
  • Visible light communications


Selected Honors

  • 2014 Intel Labs Distinguished Collaborative Research Award [Related NTU News|Full Text (in Mandarin Chinese)]
  • 2013 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Awardee, the first to receive the honor outside of Europe and North America. [Related news article]
  • 2013 National Taiwan University's Distinguished Teaching Award (awarded to 1% of the university faculty)

Contact Information

  • E-mail:
  • Office: CSIE Building Room 316 (map)
  • Phone: +886-2-33664888 ext 316 (landline)
  • The best way to reach me is through e-mail.
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