Beyond the Display
Room 2465 (2/F Lifts 25/26) Academic Building, HKUST


Various Flat panel displays, such as LCD and OLED, have been developed and used in many of the different applications. The image quality of FPDs is now approaching the limitation of human’s visual ability. The display really make our life become much more convenient, however, it might also damage our eyes. Many eye diseases, such as myopia, presbyopia, glaucoma, and macular degenerations, are having a trend towards the younger age.

In the presentation, several highlight approaches of my prior works in the LCD, AR/VR, and bio-medical field will be first introduced. Followed by a few of the in-progress developments.

Finally, for the next decade, I believe displays will not only displaying the image, but also integrated many sensors, micro-optical components, and circuits in it. By sensing the ambient, user’s visual condition, and operating contents; the display image can be intelligently adjusted to protect the user’s eyes. Additionally, by further integrating wearable sensors, we can have many bio-medical applications to upgrade the value of a display to beyond the display.



Dr. Yi-Pai Huang received his BS degree from National Cheng Kung University in 1999 and earned a Ph.D. degree in Electro-Optical Engineering at the National Chiao Tung University(NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan. In 2004, he was a project leader in the technology center of AU Optronics (AUO), and joined National Chiao Tung University on 2006 as an assistant professor, and was promoted as a full professor on 2013. He had been served as the Associate Vice-president of R&D of NCTU from 2015-2018.

He is currently the director of Display Research Center and director of Smart Healthcare Promotion Office at National Chiao Tung University. His expertise includes Visual and Color Science, AR/VR and 3D Technology, and Display Optics.

In the above-mentioned research, Dr. Yi-Pai Huang has so far published more than 70 International Journal papers with more than 165 international conference papers (including Plenary talk on ADMD 2014 (Sendai, Japan), Keynote address on 3DSA2009 (Seoul, Korea), and 37 Invited presentations). Dr. Huang has also obtained more than 100 issued patents, and contributed 3 book chapters.

In addition, Dr. Huang had awarded the SID Peter Brody Prize and Google Research Award on 2017, and had seven times received the SID's distinguished paper award (2001, 2004, 2009, 2015, 2018x3) and J-SID Best Paper of the Year Award on 2010. Other important awards include 2014 & 2018 Golden Medal of National Invention Award, 2013 Outstanding Chinese Youth Engineering Award, 2012 National Youth Inventor Award of Economic Affair, 2011 Taiwan National Award of Academia Inventor, and 2010 Advantech Young Professor Award. 

Furthermore, Dr. Yi-Pai Huang is also currently the Honorable Director of 3D Interaction & Display Association (3DIDA). Taiwan, the Chairman of Society of Information Display Taipei chapter (SID-Taipei), and Editorial Board Committee of Journal of 3D Research. He was also the SID symposium Program Chair in 2018, and will become the General Chair in 2020. 



2017 – Present Director of Display Research Center, National Chiao-Tung University
2017 – Present Director of Smart Healthcare Promotion Office, National Chiao-Tung University
2013 – Present Professor, National Chiao Tung University
2015 – 2018 Associate Dean of R&D Office, National Chiao Tung University
2009 – 2013 Associate Professor, National Chiao Tung University
2011 – 2012 Visiting Associate Professor, ECE College, Cornell University
2009 – 2011 Vice Director, EECS Undergraduate Honors Program, NCTU
2006 – 2009 Assistant Professor, National Chiao Tung University
2004 – 2006 Project Leader/Deputy Manager, AU-Optronics(AUO) Tech. Center
2001 – 2002 Visit Scholar, CREOL, University of Central Florida(UCF)


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