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Yiming Chen

Professor 
Research Areas: Robot and automation


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
◆ Ph.D. 1994 Mechanical Engineering California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA., U.S.A.
◆ M.Sc. 1989 Mechanical Engineering California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA., U.S.A.
◆ B.Sc. 1986 Mechanical Engineering National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan
CURRENT APPOINTMENTS
◆ Director (04/2013 – present)
Robotics Research Center, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
◆ Director (07/2006 – present)
Intelligent Systems Center, ST Engineering Inc – Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
◆ Professor (09/2014 – present)
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
◆ Associate Professor (01/2002 – 08/2014)
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

RESEARCH AREAS:
◆ Robotics & Automation: Robot design methodology, Precision actuators, Wearable sensors &
interactions. Logistics robotics. Construction & infrastructure robotics.
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:
◆ Robotics Taskforce Member (1/2014 – 9/2014)
National Research Foundation, Singapore
◆ Visiting Scholar (04/2004 – 12/2004)
Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA
◆ Singapore-MIT Alliance Fellow (08/2002 – 07/2007)
Innovation in Manufacturing Science and Technology Program (IMST)
Nanyang Technological Univ./National Univ. of Singapore/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
◆ Adjunct Professor (05/2002 – 05/2007)
Dept. of Mechano-electronics Engineering, Xian Jiao Tong University, Xian, China
◆ JSPS (Japan Society for Promoting Science) Visiting Scholar (11/1999 - 12/1999)
Dept. of Systems Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
◆ Lecturer/Assistant Professor (01/1995 – 12/2001)
School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
◆ Research Fellow (07/1994 - 12/1994)
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.
◆ Consultant (06/1992 - 06/1993)
Boyd, Casey, and Sampson, San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.
◆ Research Associate (02/1991 - 05/1991)
Tele-robotics group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.
◆ Research/Teaching Assistant (09/1989 - 06/1994)
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.