Bio

Traveling in the past, creating the future. -- Anonymous

Yang Shen holds a Ph.D. degree in Robotics from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

His research interests include medical robotics, human movement analysis, and physical human-robot interaction (pHRI). Collaborators include Jacob Rosen, Ph.D., Ji Ma, Ph.D., Bruce Dobkin, M.D., Clarisa Martinez, D.P.T., etc.

Yang spent his 2018 summer at Menlo Park, CA as a Robotic Software Engineering Intern with a wearable robotics company Seismic, which was known as SuperFlex, a spinoff from SRI International. His previous research experience includes: analytical microfluidics and innovative fuel cells with Jin Xuan, Ph.D. and Dennis Leung, Ph.D.; heat and mass transfer with Y. Sungtaek Ju, Ph.D.

Yang teaches extensively in Robotics, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, and MEMS. He actively serves as a reviewer for 20+ journals and conferences (~100 times), and an associate editor for one conference. He was a feature editor for ACM XRDS Magazine from 10/2015 to 10/2018.

Yang holds his dual bachelor degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU, B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering & Automation, 2009-2011) and the University of Hong Kong (HKU, B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, 2011-2013). He has been living in Los Angeles, CA since then.

Yang reads, writes, drives, and swims daily.