I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Computer Science and the AI Institute for Food Systems (AIFS) at University of California, Davis (UCD). I work with Dr. Xin Liu to develop practical AI and robotics solutions to improve agri-food systems by addressing unique domain-specific challenges in applying the methods assumed to be performing well. Prior to joining UCD, I was also a postdoc at the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology of University of Lincoln, UK, where I was supervised by Dr. Grzegorz Cielniak.

My research interests lie in the development of novel deep-learning methods for creating precise environmental models, even in scenarios with the limited resources for data gathering. To be specific, I design algorithms to synthesize useful data that could complement an available, imperfect dataset so as to better model the world of interest. Additionally, I build embodied agents capable of optimizing their motions and paths to collect the most informative observations. These studies leverage cutting-edge research in computer vision, reinforcement learning, and robotics.

Exciting News! Starting in the Fall semester of 2023, I will be starting a new role as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Technology at Kennesaw State University (KSU). I look forward to continuing to extend my research activities through active collaborations with new students and colleagues. If you are interested in working with me, don’t hesitate to reach out at taechoi@ucdavis.edu.


PhD in Computer Science, 2020

  • Arizona State University, USA

MS in Computer Science, 2019

  • Arizona State University, USA

BSE in Computer Science and Engineering, 2015

  • Soongsil University, South Korea