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 Prof. Ta-Te Lin

Prof. Ta-Te Lin


Contact Info

TEL: (02)33665331

FAX: (02)23929416

E-mail: m456@ntu.edu.tw

Homepage: http://ttlin.bime.ntu.edu.tw/

BIME Department Homepage

Address: 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei, Taiwan 10617,
Dept. of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan Univ.



Prof. Ta-Te Lin received the B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 1981, and the MS and Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 1985 and 1989, respectively. He has been on the faculty of National Taiwan University since 1989, and he is currently Distinguished Professor of the Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University. His research interests include agricultural automation, digital image processing and machine vision, mathematical modeling of biological systems, biorobotics, and mechatronics. He is a member of several international societies including the ASABE, the IEEE Computer Society, and the Society for Cryobiology. Domestically, he is members of the Taiwan Institute of Biomechatronics, Chinese Institute of Agricultural Machinery, and Taiwan Agricultural Information Technology Association. Prof. Lin has received numerous recognitions for his outstanding performance in teaching and research. He received twice the distinguished teaching award from National Taiwan University in 1999 and 2007. He was awarded the academic achievement award for the Chinese Institute of Agricultural Machinery (CIAM) in 2005. He received the best annual paper awards from CIAM in 2000, 2003, and 2005, respectively, best poster paper awards from TIBM in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and best annual paper awards from Taiwan Entomological Society in 2007. He was elected as one of the Ten Outstanding Agriculturist by the Kiwanis Internationals, Taiwan District in 2013. He has authored or coauthored more than 300 journal and conference papers, and granted more than 20 patents.


Current Position

Distinguished Professor, Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering

Executive Director of Board, Taiwan Agricultural Information Technology Association

Director of Board, Lin Pen-Yuan Cultural and Educational Foundation

Director of Board, Taiwan Agricultural Mechanization Research and Development Center



1977-1981  National Taiwan University, B.S., Agricultural Engineering

1983-1985  Cornell University, M.S., Agricultural & Biological Engineering

1985-1989  Cornell University, Ph.D., Agricultural & Biological Engineering


Work Experience

Executive Vice President for University Affairs of National Taiwan University (2018-2019)

Secretary General, National Taiwan University Secretariat (2013-2018)

Secretary General, Association of National Universities of Taiwan (2016-2017)

Secretary General, The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of the Republic of China (2013-2015)

Visiting Professor, Tokyo University (2013~2013)

Associate Dean, College of Bioresources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University (2009~2013)

President, Taiwan Institute of Biological Mechatronics (2009~2012)

Chairman, Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University (2006~2009)

Director, Administrative Affairs Division, Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park Preparatory Office, National Taiwan University (2004~2006)

Secretary General, Commission on Faculty and Staff Extracurricular Activities, National Taiwan University (2003~2005)

Director, Student Assistance Division, Office of Student Affairs, National Taiwan University (1999~2001)

Managing Editor, Journal of Chinese Agricultural Machinery (1991~Now)

Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, National Taiwan University (1989~1993)

Computer Programmer, Center for Environmental Research, Cornell University (1985~1986)


Research Interests

Image Processing and Machine Vision

Biological Systems Modeling and Analysis

Agricultural Automation

Agricultural Information Systems




Awards and Honors

ISMAB 2018 International Conference Excellent Paper Award (4 Papers) (2018)

Outstanding Agricultural Professionals Award, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan (2014)

ASABE International Meeting IET Best Paper Award (2013)

The 36th Ten Outstanding Agriculturist (2012)

Excellent Advisor Award, National Taiwan University (2009)

Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University (2008)

Distinguished Teaching Award, National Taiwan University (2007)

Excellent Teaching Award, National Taiwan University (2006)

Distinguished Teaching Award, National Taiwan University (1999)

Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Institute of Agricultural Machinery (2005)

Annual Excellent Paper Award, Chinese Institute of Agricultural Machinery (2000, 2003, 2005, 2014)

Excellent Poster Award, Taiwan Institute of Biomechatronics (2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013)

Annual Excellent Paper Award, Taiwan Entomological Society (2007)

NSC Excellent Research Award, National Science Council (1994, 1995)


Professional Association Memberships

Chinese Institute of Agricultural Machinery

Taiwan Institute of Biomechatronics

Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineers

Chinese Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society

Chinese Automatic Control Society

Taiwan Agricultural Information Technology Association

Robotics Society of Taiwan

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Society for Cryobiology

IEEE Computer Society


Selected Publications

Chen, W.T., Y.H. Yeh, T.Y. Liu, T.T. Lin. 2016. An automated and continuous plant weight measurement system for plant factory. Frontiers of Plant Science 7(392): 1-9.

Tsai, A.C., J.J. Luh, T.T. Lin. 2015. A novel STFT-ranking feature of multi-channel EMG for motion pattern recognition. Expert Systems with Applications. 42: 3327-3341.

Yeh, Y.H.F., T.C. Lai, T.Y. Liu, C.C. Liu, W.C. Chung, T.T. Lin. 2014. An automated growth measurement system for leafy vegetables. Biosystems Engineering 117: 43-50.

Yang, C.Y., Y.H.F. Yeh, P.T. Lee, T.T. Lin. 2013. Effect of cooling rate and cryoprotectant concentration on intracellular ice formation of small abalone (Haliotis diversicolor) eggs. Cryobiology 67:7-16.

Chen, C., E.C. Yang, J.A. Jiang, T.T. Lin. 2012. An imaging system for monitoring the in-and-out activity of honey bees. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 89: 100-109.

Cheng, Y.C., T.T. Wang, J.H. Chen, T.T. Lin. 2011. Spatial-temporal analyses of lycopene and sugar contents in tomatoes during ripening using chemical shift imaging. Postharvest Biology and Technology 62: 17-25.

Chien, C.F., Y.C. Cheng, T.T. Lin. 2011. Robust ellipse detection based on hierarchical image pyramid and Hough transform. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 28: 581-589.

Hsieh, C.L., H.Y. Chang, F.H. Chen, J.H. Liou, S.K. Chang, T.T. Lin. 2011. A simple and effective digital imaging approach for tuna fish length measurement compatible with fishing operations. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 76: 44-51.

Hwang, S.S., Y.C. Cheng, C. Chang, H.S. Lur, and T.T. Lin. 2009. Magnetic resonance imaging and analyses of tempering process in rice kernels. Journal of Cereal Science. 50: 36-42.

Chang, S.K., T.T. Lin, G.H. Lin, H.Y. Chang and C.L. Hsieh. 2009. How to collect verifiable length data on tuna from photographs: an approach for sample vessels. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 66: 907-915.

Lin, T.T., Y.K. Hsiung, G.L. Hong, H.K. Chang, F.M. Lu. 2008. Development of a virtual reality GIS using stereo vision. Computer and Electronics in Agriculture. 63: 38-48.

Jiang, J.A., H.Y. Chang, K.H. Wu, C.S. Ouyang, M.M. Yang, E.C. Yang, and T.T. Lin. 2008. An adaptive image segmentation algorithm for x-ray quarantine inspection of selected fruits. Computer and Electronics in Agriculture 60:190-200.

Chien, C.F. and T.T. Lin. 2005. Non-destructive growth measurement of selected vegetable seedlings using orthogonal images. Trans. of the ASAE. 48(5):1953-1961.

Chi, Y.T., C.F. Chien and T.T. Lin. 2003. Leaf shape modeling and analysis using geometric descriptors derived from Bezier curves. Trans. of the ASAE. 46(1):175-185.

Chien, C.F. and T.T. Lin. 2002. Leaf area measurement of selected vegetable seedlings based on elliptical Hough transform. Trans. of the ASAE. 45(5):1669-1677.

Lin, T.T., Chao, N.H. and Tung, H.T. 1999. Factors affecting survival of cryopreserved oyster (Crassostrea gigas) embryos. Cryobiology. 39:192-196.

Steponkus, P.L., Myers, S.P., Lynch, D.V., Gardner, L., Bronshteyn, V., Leibo, S.P., Pall, W.F., Pitt, R.E., Lin, T.T. and MacIntyre, R.J., 1990, Cryopreservation of Drosophila melanogaster embryos. Nature, Vol.345, No.6271:170-172.

Lin, T.T., Pitt, R. E., Steponkus, P. L., 1989, Osmometric Behavior of Drosophila melanogaster embryos. Cryobiology, 26:453-471.

Lin, T.T., Pitt, R.E., 1986, Rheology of apple and potato tissue as affected by cell turgor pressure. Journal of Texture Studies, 17:291-313.



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