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This is Hsin-Mu (Michael) Tsai's homepage. I am an associate 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 Camera Communications” in the NTU IoX Center.


CELLI, POLI paper accepted by MobiSys 2017

Our recent works “CELLI: Indoor Positioning using Polarized Sweeping Light Beam” and “POLI: Long-Range Visible Light Communications Using Polarized Light Intensity Modulation” are both accepted as full papers in ACM MobiSys 2017! ACM MobiSys is a highly selective international top conference in the computer networking and systems area. This year the acceptance rate is 34/188 = 18%.

LiCompass paper accepted by INFOCOM 2017

Our recent work “LiCompass: Extracting Orientation from Polarized Light” is accepted by INFOCOM 2017 as a full paper (acceptance rate = 292/1395 = 20.93%).

Serving as TPC co-chair of IEEE VNC 2016

I am serving as TPC co-chair of IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2016 [web], which will be held on December 8-10, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Please consider joining us at the conference.

K. T. Li Young Researcher Award

I received the 2015 K. T. Li Young Researcher Award from Institute of Information and Computing Machinery in Taiwan, for contributions in visible light communications, vehicular networking and communications, and vehicle and transportation systems. Chinese

Research Project with Ford North America

Ford North America announced their international collaboration with my research group, putting together a joint effort to mitigate traffic congestion using cars' LED lights. The news can be found on NTU website English Chinese.


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.

Research Interests

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


Select Honors

  • 2015 K. T. Li Young Researcher Award [Web]
  • 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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