Achievements and Awards

Welcome to our Achievements and Awards section. To accelerate innovation in automotive industry and translate research outcomes into practical and viable urban mobility solutions, Continental-NTU Corporate Lab has been working on trailblazing projects, venturing off the beaten path, and striving to shape the future of mobility with diverse ideas, talents, backgrounds and experiences.

We are pleased to share the achievements that Continental-NTU Corporate Lab has made until now.




Technology Disclosure


Patent Applications


Patent Awards


  1. Xiaoshi Zhong, Erik Cambria, Amir Hussain, "Does Semantics Always Aid Syntax? An Empirical Study on Named Entity Recognition and Classification", Neural Computing and Applications
  2. Yang Song, Qiyu Kang, and Wee Peng Tay, "Error-Correcting Output Codes with Ensemble Diversity for Robust Learning in Neural Networks", AAAI - Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
  3. Yuekang Li, Hongxu Chen, Cen Zhang, Siyang Xiong, Chaoyi Liu, and Yi Wang, "Ori: A Greybox Fuzzer for SOME/IP Protocols in Automotive Ethernet", APSEC 2020 : Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference
  4. Guohao Peng, Jun Zhang, Heshan Li, Danwei Wang, "Attentional Pyramid Pooling of Salient Visual Residuals for Place Recognition", ICCV2021
  5. Mingyue Cui, Christian Wiraja, Mengjia Zheng, Ken Tye Yong, Chenjie Xu, "Advancement of skin-on-the-chip platforms", Advanced Therapeutics
  6. Ruikang Luo, Yicheng Zhang, Yao Zhou, Hailin Chen, Le Yang, Jianfei Yang and Rong Su, "Deep Learning Approach for Long-Term Prediction of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Availability", ITSC 2021
  7. Y. Cao, Y. Zheng, S. Lin, Y. Liu, Y. Teo, Y. Toh, V. Adiga, "Automatic HMI Structure Exploration Via Curiosity-Based Reinforcement Learning", ASE’21 Industry
  8. Yujie Liu, Yong Liang Guan, David González G., "Near-Optimal BEM OTFS Receiver with Low Pilot Overhead for High-Mobility Communications", IEEE Transactions on Communications
  9. Ge MengShi, Erik Cambria, "Explainable Metaphor Identification Inspired by Conceptual Metaphor Theory", AAAI - Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2022
  10. Kang QiYu, Yang Song, Tay Wee Peng, Ding QinXu, "Stable Neural ODE with Lyapunov-Stable Equilibrium Points for Defending Against Adversarial Attacks", Neural Information Processing Systems, 2021
  11. Ruicheng Liu, Rui Mao, Anh Tuan Luu and Erik Cambria, "A Brief Survey on Recent Advances in Coreference Resolution", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Review
  12. Dr. Yujie Liu, Prof. Yong Liang Guan, Dr. David González G., "BEM OTFS Receiver with Superimposed Pilots over Channels with Doppler and Delay Spread", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2022
  13. Joash Lee En Jie, "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Time Allocation and Directional Transmission in Joint Radar-Communication", 2022 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
  14. Rui Mao, Qian Liu, Kai He, Wei Li, and Erik Cambria, "The Biases of Pre-trained Language Models: An Empirical Study on Prompt-based Sentiment Analysis and Emotion Detection", IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
  15. Li Zheng Yu, Guo Heng, Chau Lap Pui, Tan Cheen Hau, Yap Kim Hui, "Object-Augmented Skeleton-Based Action Recognition", 2023 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS 2023)
  16. Liping Huang, Sida Zhao, Ruikang Luo, Rong Su, Mohit Sindhwani, Siew Kiat Chan, "An Incremental Map Matching Approach with Speed Constraints for High Sampling Rate Vehicle Trajectories", ICCA 2022
  17. Avalpreet Singh Brar, Prafull Kasture, Su Rong, "Supply Demand Balancing for EV rental fleet", IEEE ITSC 2022 Conference
  18. Liping Huang, Zhenghuan Li, Ruikang Luo, Rong Su, "Missing Traffic Data Imputation with A Linear Model Based onProbabilistic Principal Component Analysis ", Sensors
  19. Ruikang Luo, Yaofeng Song, Han Zhao, Liping Huang, Yi Zhang, Sheng Zhang and Rong Su, "AST-GIN: Attribute-Augmented Spatial-Temporal Graph Informer Network for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Availability Forecasting", Sensors
  20. Yushi Cao, Yon Shin Teo, Yan Zheng, Yuxuan Toh, Shang-Wei Lin, "A Holistic DRL-Powered HMI Software Exploration Framework for Testing", SOMET 2022
  21. Zhai LiMing, "A3GAN: Attribute-Aware Anonymization Networks for Face De-identification", ACM Multimedia 2022
  22. "Jose Peeterson Emerson Raja and Arvind Easwaran, "Event-Driven Real-Time Multi-Objective Charging Schedule Optimization For Electric Vehicle Fleets", ITSC conference
  23. LiPing, ZhengHuan Li, SiDa Zhao, RuiKang Luo, Rong Su, "Coupling urban road travel time and traffic status from vehicle trajetories by Gaussian Distribution ", IEEE ITSC 2022 Conference
  24. Yaowen Zheng, Yuekang Li*, Cen Zhang, Hongsong Zhu, Yang Liu, Limin Sun*, "Efficient Greybox Fuzzing of Applications in Linux-based IoT Devices via Enhanced User-mode Emulation", The ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) 2022
  25. Joash Lee En Jie, "Intelligent Resource Allocation in Joint Radar-Communication with Graph Neural Networks", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  26.  Yangfeng Zhang, Xu Zhu*, Yujie Liu, Yufei Jiang, Yong Liang Guan, Vincent K. N. Lau, "Hierarchical BEM based Channel Estimation with Very Low Pilot Overhead for High Mobility MIMO-OFDM Systems", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  27. Zhang Cen, "Automata Guided Control Flow Sensitive Fuzz Driver Generation", USENIX Security 2023
  28. Xuehao Yang, Di Wang, Shengfei Lyu, Ying Shu, and Chunyan Miao, "Effects of sampling frequency and window size on identifying risky driving maneuvers", ICCSE 2023
  29. She Rui, Kang QiYu, Wang SiJie, Tay Wee Peng, Guan Yong Liang, Diego Navarro, Andreas Hartmannsgruber, "Location Learning for AVs: LiDAR and Image Landmarks Fusion Localization with Graph Neural Networks", The 25th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2022), Macau, China
  30. Wang SiJie, Kang QiYu, Rui She, Wee Peng Tay, Andreas, Deigo, "RobustLoc: Robust Camera Pose Regression in Challenging Driving Environments", AAAI2023
  31. GeYao, Guan Yong Liang, David Gonzalez, "OTFS Signaling for SCMA with Coordinated Multi-Point Vehicle Communications", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  32. MingXing Wen, Jun Zhang, Tairan Chen, GuoHao Peng, Timothy Chia, Ying Chong Ma, "Vision based sidewalk navigation for last mile delivery robot", 2022 17th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV)
  33. Timothy Chia∗, Jun Zhang∗, Heshan Li, Guohao Peng, Mingxing Wen, and Da Wei Kee, P.G.C.N. Senarathne, "CorriereTM: Topo-metric Mapping and Localization based on Place Categorization and Place Recognition for a Delivery Robot on Footpath", 2022 17th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV)
  34. Guohao Peng, Heshan Li, Yifeng Huang, Jun Zhang, Mingxing Wen, Singh Rahul, and Danwei Wang, "CAHIR: Co-Attentive Hierarchical Image Representations for Visual Place Recognition", ICRA2023
  35. Jingquan Ge, Yuekang Li*, Yaowen Zheng, Yang Liu, Sheikh Mahbub Habib, "More Secure Collaborative APIs resistant to Flush-Based Cache Attacks on Cortex-A9 Based Automotive System ( New title: Side-Channel Cache attacks & protection for such attacks)", 6th ACM COMPUTER SCIENCE IN CARS SYMPOSIUM – (CSCS 2022)
  36. "Zhongxu Hu, Member, IEEE, Runjia Tan, Yanxin Zhou, Junyang Woon, and Chen Lv, Senior Member, IEEE, "Template based category agnostic instand detection for adaptive robotic manipulation", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
  37. Liu YuJie, Guan Yong Liang, David Gonzalez, "A novel dual-rate OTFS system resilient to OFO and doppler spread", IEEE ICC 2023
  38. Yanfeng Zhang, Xu Zhu, Yujie Liu, Yufei Jiang, Ruibin Yin and Yong Liang Guan, David Gonzalez G., "Basis Expansion Extrapolation based DL Channel Prediction with UL Channel Estimates for TDD MIMO-OTFS Systems", IEEE ICC 2023
  39. Yang Li, Amirmohammad Kazemeini, Yash Mehta, Erik Cambria, "Multitask learning for emotion and personality traits detection", Neurocomputing
  40. Jinjie Ni, Tom Young, Vlad Pandelea, Fuzhao Xue, Erik Cambria, "Recent advances in deep learning based dialogue systems: a systematic survey ", Artificial Intelligence Review
  41. Elisa Rasoulia*, Wan Jefrey Basirunb,c , Mohd Rafie Johanb, Majid Rezayid, MR Mahmoudiane, Daniel Puiu Poenara, "Electrochemical DNA-nano biosensor for the detection of cervical cancer-causing HPV-16 using ultrasmall Fe3O4-Au core-shell nanoparticles",  Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
  42. Jinyuan Liu*, Yong Liang Guan, Yao Ge, Longfei Yin, and Bruno Clerckx, "Energy Efficiency of Rate-Splitting Multiple Access for Multibeam Satellite Communications", The 2023 IEEE 97th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2023-Spring
  43. GeYao, Guan Yong Liang, David Gonzalez, "Low-Complexity Memory AMP Detector for High-Mobility MIMO-OTFS SCMA Systems", ICC workshop 2023
  44. ZhanFeng Mo, HaoSen Si, SInno JiaLin Pan, "Pruning via Sparsity-indexed ODE: A Continuous Sparsity Viewpoint", International conference on Machine Learning ICML 2023
  1. A Novel Method for Radar Sensing Using Communication Signals with Single Carrier Preamble and Multi-carrier data, Application No: 21 159 355.3
  2. Method and apparatus for determining symbols transmitted via OFDM signals, Application No: 10 2021 116 549.0
  3. Transmitter and receiver for and method of transmitting and receiving symbols over an orthogonal time frequency space communication channel subject to Doppler spread and multipath, Application No: 10 2021 126 321.2
  4. Curiosity-based HMI Software Path Finder, Application No: 10 2021 115 031.0
  5. Method For Automatically Exploring States And Transitions Of A Human Machine Interface (HMI) Device, Application No: 10 2021 131 992.7
  6. Method For Determining An Image Descriptor, Encoding Pipeline, And Visual Places Recognition, Application No: 10 2021 114 555.4
  7. Training of a machine learning model for predictive maintenance tasks, Application No: 2210261
  8. Systems And Methods For Deep Multi-Task Learning For Embedded Machine Vision Applications, Application No: 17/534,845
  9. Position determination of a vehicle using image segmentations, Application No: 10202205185R
  10. Receiver for, and Method of Transmitting and Receiving Symbols over, Time Varying Channels with Doppler Spread, Application No: 102022106490.3
  11. Method For Generating A Fuzzing Harness, Application No: 10 2022 116 237.0
  12. Face anonymization using a generative adversarial network, Application No: 22166968.2
  13. Computer-Implemented Methods For Forecasting Availability Of An Infrastructure Component And Route Planning Based On The Forecast, Application No: 10 2022 119 607.0
  14. A Computer-Implemented Method For Forecasting Traffic Indicators In A Road Network, Application No: 10 2022 124 613.2 
  15. A computer-implemented method for traffic data imputation and applications thereof, Application No: 10 2022 121 820.1
  16. Driver profiling based on fine-grained segmentations of Driving Trajectories, Application No: 10 2022 134 426.6
  17. A Computer-Implemented Method For Action Recognition And Application For Vehicle Occupant Or Outside Vehicle Agent Monitoring, Application No: 10 2022 133 342.6
  18. A method of processing wireless communication signals for use in radar, Application No: 10 2021 132 772.5
  19. High Temperature resilient black electrode for smart display application, Application No: 2217775.2
  21. Method Of Transmitting Binary Data Sequences In An OTFS-Based SCMA Communication System With Coordinated Multipoint, And Transmitter And Receiver Implementing The Method, Application No: 10 2022 117 815.3
  22. Transmitter and receiver for, and method, of transmitting and receiving symbols over time varying channels with Doppler, Application No: 10 2022 125 445.3
  23. Senders And Receivers For, And Methods Of Sending And Receiving Symbols Over Time-Varying Channels With Doppler Spread, Application No: 10 2022 127 946.4
  25. A Device For Receiving A Tactile Input From A User, Application No: 2211930.9
  27. A computer-implemented method for camera pose regression in a challenging traffic environment, Application No: 2216510.4
  28. A Computer-Implemented Method For Generating An Automata-Guided Fuzz Driver And Fuzzing Method Using The Fuzz Driver, Application No: 2216175.6
  29. A Computer Implemented Building Facade Parsing Method And Related Methods, Application No: 10 2022 112 442.8
  30. Method For Image Segmentation Matching, Application No: 10202205141P
  31. Broadcast-Assisted Co-Channel Co-existence for C-V2X, Application No: 10202250680W
  32. AGC Saturation Mitigation For LTE And NR Sidelink Co-Existence Scenarios With Different Numerologies, Application No: 10202251181E
  33. ON-OFF switching of LTE-SCI decoding in NR-SL Rel. 18 devices, Application No: 10202251182K
  34. A computer-implemented method for training an untrained policy network of an autonomous agent, Application No: 2304559.4
  35. Driver Monitoring Camera, Application No: 2308332.2
  36. A Coalition Game Method for Multi-robot Task Allocation with Battery and Time Window Constraints, Application No: 102023111099.3
  37. Multi-Source Breadth-First Search Graph Traversal-based Coalition Formation for Distributed Multi-robot Task Allocation, Application No: 102023111100
  38. Dynamics-Conditioned Policies For Non-Stationary Environments, Application No: 2302833.5
  40. AdaptSeqVPR: An Adaptive Sequence-based Visual Place Recognition Pipeline, Application No: 2306281.3
  41. Method of transmitting symbols over an orthogonal time frequency space communication channel subject to Doppler spread, and transmitter and receiver implementing the method, Application No: 10 2023 103 728.5
  42. Low-complexity memory AMP detector for high-mobility MIMO-OTFS SCMA systems, , Application No: 102023200370.8
  43. A Computer-Implemented Method For Action Recognition Employing Modality And Temporal Feature Shifting, Application No: 10 2023 121 998.7
  45. A computer-implemented method for controlling a multi-agent system including N autonomous agents, N≥2, Application No: 10 2023 122 912.5
  46. A System and Method for Determining A Charging Schedule for A Plurality of Vehicles, Application No: 10202302453P
  1. Systems and Methods for Deep Multi-task Learning for Embedded Machine Vision Applications, Patent Number: US11527074 B1
Best Paper Award at ERA Track
  1. Yuekang Li, Hongxu Chen, Cen Zhang, Siyang Xiong, Chaoyi Liu and Yi Wang, "Ori: A Greybox Fuzzer for SOME/IP Protocols in Automotive Ethernet", APSEC 2020 : Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference