Justin Yim

Justin Yim
Justin Yim he/him/his
Assistant Professor
4411 Mechanical Engineering Lab

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  • PhD Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 2020
  • MSE Robotics, University of Pennsylvania 2015
  • BSE Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics/Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania 2015

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, UIUC Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, 2023-present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2020-2022

Research Interests

  • Robot mechanism design
  • Bioinspired robotics
  • Robot locomotion and dynamics
  • Legged robot design and control

Research Areas

  • Security and Defense
  • Transportation

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Research Honors

  • Computing Research Association Computing Innovation Fellow 2020 (2020)
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019 Best Student Paper Award (2019)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2017 Best Paper (2017)

Recent Courses Taught

  • ME 370 - Mechanical Design I
  • SE 422 (ME 446, ECE 489) - Robot Dynamics and Control

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