The Graduate Institute of Automation and Control (GIAC) was founded to cultivate high-level professionals for the development of automated manufacturing systems in Taiwan’s industry. Our master’s and doctoral programs were launched in 2003 and 2007, respectively. By combining our strengths in the fields of automation and control, we can offer interdisciplinary curricula and a wide range of research opportunities. Currently, seven full-time faculty members and more than twenty joint-appointments from the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering are involved in the teaching and research at our institute. Main areas of research include modern control theory, intelligent control, sensing, robotics, machine vision, image processing, automated optical inspection, opto-mechatronics, and green energy. GIAC runs 9 research labs, which offer state-of-the art facilities for innovative research projects and teaching.