Bin-Chou Kao

Bin-Chou Kao

2nd year Ph.D. student

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Bin-Chou Kao (Brian Kao) is a PhD student – since August 2019 – in Computer Science (CS) at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC, IL USA) where he works with Professor Sibin Mohan. His research focuses on Cyber-Physical System, particularly on Smart manufacturing system and distributed container related research.


  • Internet of Things
  • Distributed System


  • PhD in Computer Science, present

    Stanford University

  • MEng in Computer Science, 2013

    National Chiao Tung University

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2011

    National Chiao Tung University



Visiting Scholar

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Oct 2017 – May 2019 Illinois

Highlighted contributions:

  • Build a system level digital twin for generating throughput, quality and cost from sensor data.
  • Use symbolic execution to analyze Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) code and find safety issues from interactive PLC codes.
  • Solve a routing problem with multiple digital twins and a decision maker in the central controller.

Software Engineer

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

Aug 2013 – Dec 2016 Taiwan

Highlighted contributions:

  • Applied a new Microsoft client/server solution in the company, improving stability and efficiency.
  • Redesigned a new printing service, making it more secure and efficient.
  • Designed simple tools to make daily operations more efficient.
  • Added functions to the company website to display monitored and logged data.