Big Data Analytics, Data Mining, Multimedia Information Retrieval, and Healthcare Analytics.
Dr. Lai is an associate professor with GPS. He has taught courses in Data Mining, Multimedia Information Retrieval, Healthcare Analytics, Real-Time Systems, and Software Engineering. He was also a visiting professor of the Informatics Department at Trier University of Applied Science in Germany in 2010. Dr. Lai also taught an Operating System course at the Computer Science Department of Oregon State University.
Research and Publications:
Dr. Lai’s research interests include Data Mining, Multimedia Information Retrieval, Healthcare Informatics. Dr. Lai has published many technical papers on international conferences / journals sponsored by IEEE and ACM. Dr. Lai is the 2004/2011/2014 University Research Grant recipient. Please visit https://www.linkedin.com/pub/chih-lai-ph-d/3/2b6/193 for details.
Before joining University of St. Thomas, Dr. Lai was a principal software engineer, working on a next generation aircraft collision avoidance system (ADS-B) approved by FAA. Dr. Lai received three U.S. patents and three European patents, all related to aircraft collision avoidance algorithms. Dr. Lai also works with Medtronic and has pending patents on monitoring and evaluating Parkinson patients. Other industry experience includes building a network gateway between IBM / Novell networks.
Courses taught at UST:
Software Engineering -- SEIS 610
Data Mining -- SEIS 734
Healthcare Analytics -- SEIS 735
Multimedia Information Retrieval -- SEIS 772
Real-Time Systems and Applications -- SEIS 740
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1999 MSCS, Oregon State University, 1992 B.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University (Taiwan), 1987