Taek Kwon's academic research career began in the areas of neural networks, neural processor design, and embedded system designs; over the past decades, his research has focused increasingly on Intelligent Transportation Systems applications—especially in the areas of road/weather information systems, weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems, large scale transportation data archiving and management, and traffic/WIM data processing. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and served as an associate editor of the International Journal on Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing when the journal was active. He was a founding member of the Northland Transportation Systems Research Laboratories (NATSRL), an advanced transportation research program at UMD.
Kwon received MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. His articles and papers have appeared in the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Systems and Cybernetics, Circuits and Systems, and Image Processing, among other publications.