Title :

Digital Human Modeling and Simulation

Speaker :

Prof. James Yang

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University, USA

Venue :

Room 215, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK

Date :

Nov 13, 2012, Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Abstract :

Digital human modeling and simulation plays an important role in product design, prototyping, manufacturing, sports biomechanics, and other areas. It reduces the number of design iterations and increases the safety and design quality of products. In this talk, I will first briefly review the state of art of digital human models, then I will summarize research projects carried out in my research lab. The first area is human-centric engineering by investigating the optimization-based digital human models to assist design and engineering. The second area is healthcare engineering by developing novel predictive models to assess personal protective equipment.

Biography :

Dr. James Yang is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of Human-Centric Design Research Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA. He received his BS and MS degrees in Automotive Engineering from Jilin University, and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa. Dr. Yang was a faculty member at the Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing and a Research Engineer at the Center for Computer Aided Design, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the University of Iowa. Dr. Yang is the recipient of the 2001Arch T. Colwell Merit Award from SAE, the 2004 Outstanding Paper Award from ASME, the 2007 Prometheus Award "Top Government Technology of the Year", the 2011 Whitacre Excellence in Research Award, the 2011 Texas Tech University Alumni Association New Faculty Award, the 2012 Air Force Summer faculty Fellowship, and the 2012 SAE Ralph. R. Teetor Educational Award. Dr. Yang’s research interests include physics-based human modeling and simulation, bio-inspired systems, ergonomics, biomechanics, healthcare engineering, and robotic and mechanical systems.

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