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

Dr. Yang Shen is currently a Research Engineer working on multiple interesting projects at UBTECH North America Research and Development Center (Pasadena, California). With a Ph.D. in Robotics from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Yang’s research interests include medical robotics, human movement analysis, and physical human-robot interaction (pHRI).

Dr. Shen is the author of 4 book chapters, 14 journal/conference papers, and 12 patents. He actively serves as a reviewer for 60 journals and conferences (300+ 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. As an HKU alumnus, he serves as a Treasurer of Hong Kong University Alumni Association of Southern California (HKUAASC) since 12/2020.

Yang reads, writes, drives, and swims daily. Due to COVID-19, he no longer swims regularly like before thus gained some weight, which is very unfortunate. He swims daily now (2km/day since 08/2021).