Kai-Tai Song received his B.S. degree in power mechanical engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan in 1979 and his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 1989. Since 1989 he has been on the faculty and is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute of Electrical Control Engineering, National Chiao Tung University(NCTU), Taiwan. He served as the Director of Institute of Electrical Control Engineering and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean of the Office of Research & Development at NCTU. He served as the chairman of the Society of IEEE Robotics and Automation, Taipei Chapter in 1999 and the Program Chair of the 8th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2011). He is currently the President of Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS) at Taiwan and serves as VP for publications of Asian Control Association (ACA).
He received the 2011 Engineering Paper Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers, the best paper award of IEEE ICSSE 2016, IEEE ICAL 2012 and best paper award of CACS International Automatic Control Conference in 2013 and 2014.He coached the NCTU Robotics team and won the first place of University Challenge at World Robot Olympiad Qatar2015 and second place of Advanced Robotic Challenge at India2016. He received the Distinguished Automatic Control Engineering Award of Chinese Automatic Control Society(CACS) and was awarded a Fellow of CACS. His areas of research interest include mobile robots, image processing, visual tracking, mobile manipulation, embedded systems, and mechatronics.