CEE Graduate Seminar Series Guest Speaker: Yingzi Lin, Northeastern University

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Floor/Room #: 
1st Floor - #116

Topic:  Modeling of Human State and Behavior towards Intelligent Human-Machine Systems

Speaker:  Yingzi Lin, Ph.D.

                  Director, Intelligent Human-Machine Systems Laboratory

                  Assoc. Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

                  Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering Department

                  Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115


Despite its great technical and social significance, the modeling of human states and behaviors remains one of the greatest challenges in science and technology development. It is known that human states and behaviors are highly nonlinear, uncertain, and random, which challenges many scientific disciplines. In this seminar, the speaker will give an overview of her research projects in this emerging research area, in particular nonintrusive biosensing, cognitive human state detection, multimodal fusion, as well as sciences and technologies towards future intelligent human-machine interactions. The work has been partially supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Dr. Yingzi Lin is the founding director of the Intelligent Human-Machine Systems Laboratory, and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Her research has been funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and major industries including GM and BOSE. She is a recipient of a number of prestigeous research awards, including a NSF CAREER award and a NSERC UFA (University Faculty Award). She has published over 100 technical papers in referred journals and conferences. Her area of expertise includes: human-machine systems, driver-vehicle systems, sensors and smart structures, multimodality information fusion for inferring human state and emotion, human machine interface design, and human friendly mechatronics. Dr. Lin was the Chair of the Virtual Environments Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), and was appointed to committes of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academy of Sciences. She has served on various panels of NSF, NIH and other federal funding agencies. She served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans. She has also been served in the organizing committee and program committee of a number of international conferences, including ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference (DSCC), IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic System, and American Control Conference (ACC), etc.

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