WANDERING BETWEEN SIN AND DISCIPLINE,
WHAT I CAN DO IS MERELY TO LOOK AROUND AND LINGER ON IN VANITY FAIR.
— FOREVER AND EVER
Farley Lai was a researcher in the Machine Learning department at the NEC Laboratories America. His current research interest ranges from video understanding, reasoning to blockchains. Previous projects involve unsupervised defect detection for manufacturing, visual entailment tasks for multimodal reasoning between images and text as well as state of the art language grounding. He received his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Octav Chipara in Computer Science at the University of Iowa. High performance stream processing to model the runtime behavior and improve resource efficiency of stream applications through compile-time analysis serves as his research foundation. His M.S. was completed with thesis on distributed mutual exclusion and scheduling fairness at the National Central University in Taiwan. Before pursuing a Ph.D., he had been working in the surveillance industry and led a project of developing video management software.
He is reachable via social networks.
Honors and Awards
- 2022 Spot Recognition Award for $1000 to recognize successful POC demo at Haven for Hope
- 2021 NEC Excellent Invention Award for US17/016260
- 2020 NEC Labs Business Contribution Award for Smart Video Surveillance in Retail
- 2019 Spot Recognition Award for $1500 to recognize key role in NECX/Eigen initiation
- 2015 SIGBED ESWEEK 2015 Student Travel Grant for $500
- 2015 DevDraft September Challenge Top 20 finalists and exclusively invited badge designer
- 2014 DevDraft Number Challenge Top 10 finalists
- 2014 NSF Travel Grant for $1500
- 2013 Best Student Paper Award at CBMS
- Full tuition scholarship in Computer Science at the University of Iowa