Liangjing Yang

Liangjing Yang

Liangjing Yang

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Education

  • Doctor of Engineering (Precision Engineering), The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2014
  • Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2011
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2008

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019- Present
  • Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University, 2018- Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016-2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2015-2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Tokyo, 2014-2015

Documents

Resident Instruction

  • Dynamics of Mechanical Systems: ME340 Undergraduate Course in ZJUI (2019~21 Fall)
  • Signal Processing: ME360 Undergraduate Course in ZJUI (2021 Spring) Co-taught as UIUC course in Spring 2021
  • Control Systems: ECE486 Undergraduate Course in ZJUI (2020~21 Fall)
  • Introduction to Robotics: ECE470/ME445 Undergraduate Course in ZJUI (2020~22 Spring) Co-taught as UIUC course in 2022

Research Areas

  • Health and Bio

Keywords

  • Control Systems

Selected Articles in Journals

  • H-Y. Li*, Y. Ma, N. Muhammad, L. Nguyen, L. Yang, S-H Foong, G-S Soh, E Sivertsen, U-X Tan H. -Y. Li et al., "Detect-Remove-Replace: A Robotic Solution That Enables Unmanned Continuous 3D Printing," in IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 33-45, June 2022, doi: 10.1109/MRA.2021.3103478.
  • Y. Pei*, T. Han, C. Zallek, T. Liu, L. Yang, E. Hsiao-Wecksler., “Design and Clinical Validation of a Robotic Ankle-Foot Simulator with Series Elastic Actuator for Ankle Clonus Assessment Training”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6(2) 3793-3800, Mar 2021
  • Y. Shi, S-K, Singh, L. Yang*, “Classical Control Strategies Used in Recent Surgical Robots”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol 1922, 012010, May 2021 (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1922/1/012010)
  • L. Yang* & E. Kobayashi. Review on vision-based tracking in surgical navigation. IET Cyber-systems and Robotics, 2(3), 107-121, Aug 2020
  • H-Y. Li, L. Yang, & U-X. Tan. A Control Scheme for Smooth Transition in Physical Human-Robot-Environment Between Two Modes: Augmentation and Autonomous. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(4), 5803-5810, Oct 2020
  • H-Y. Li, A-G Dharmawan, I Paranawithana, L. Yang, & U-X. Tan., “A control scheme for physical human-robot interaction coupled with an environment of unknown stiffness” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems v 100 (1), p. 165-182, Oct 2020
  • L. Yang*, I. Paranawithana, et al., “Confidence-Based Hybrid Tracking to Overcome Visual Tracking Failures in Calibration-less Vision-Guided Micromanipulation”, Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions, v 17, pp. 524-536, Jan. 2020
  • K. Hong, Y. Sun, J. He, Y. Lei, L. Yang*, “Preliminary design of a robotic system for kinaesthetic training of surgical tasks”, The Journal of Engineering, vol 2019(14), p. 490 – 494, 2019 (DOI: 10.1049/joe.2018.9405)
  • H-Y. Li, I. Paranawithana, L. Yang, S-K Lim, S. Foong, F-C. Ng, U. Tan., “Stable and Compliant Motion of Physical Human-Robot Interaction Coupled with a Moving Environment using Variable Admittance and Adaptive Control”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, v 3, pp. 2493-2500, July 2018
  • L. Yang*, I. Paranawithana, et al., “Automatic Vision-Guided Micromanipulation for Versatile Deployment and Portable Setup”, Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions, v15 pp.1609-15, 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2017.2754517)
  • L. Yang*, J. Wang, T. Ando, A. Kubota, H. Yamashita, I. Sakuma, T. Chiba, E. Kobayashi. " Towards scene adaptive image correspondence for placental vasculature mosaic in computer assisted fetoscopic," International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, vol 12, pp. 375-386, 2016 (; DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1700)
  • L. Yang*, J. Wang, T. Ando, A. Kubota, et al. "Self-contained image mapping of placental vasculature in 3D ultrasound-guided fetoscopy." Surgical Endoscopy, v 12, pp. 4136-4149, 2015 (DOI: 10.1007/s00464-015-4690-z)
  • L. Yang*, J. Wang, E. Kobayashi, T. Ando, H. Yamashita, I. Sakuma, T. Chiba, "Image mapping of untracked free-hand endoscopic views to an ultrasound image-constructed 3D placenta model," International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, vol 11(2), pp. 223-234, 2015 (DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1592)
  • L. Yang*, J. Wang, T. Ando, H. Yamashita, I. Sakuma, T. Chiba, E. Kobayashi. "Vision-based endoscope tracking in 3D ultrasound image-guided fetoscopic procedures," Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 40, pp. 205-216, 2014. (DOI: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2014.09.003)
  • L. Yang*, R. Wen, J. Qin, C.-K. Chui et. al., "A Robotic System for Overlapping Radiofrequency Ablation in Large Tumor Treatment," Mechatronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on, vol. 15, pp. 887-897, 2010. (DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2010.2078827

Teaching Honors

  • First Prize in ZJU-UIUC Junior Faculty Course Design & Teaching Competition, Zhejiang University - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (2020 )

Research Honors

  • Best Presenter Award: 2021 International Conference on Medical Imaging and Technology (2021 )
  • Best Student Paper Award (PI): 2021 World Robotics Conference, WRC SARA (2021 )
  • Best Presenter Award: 4th Int’l Conf. on Robotics and Machine Vision (2019 )
  • SUTD-MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship: Singapore University of Technology & Design- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016 )
  • ACCAS 2015 Best Paper Award: IEEE-EMBS (Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society) (2015 )
  • ISCAS/ Koh Young Investigator Award: International Society of Computer Aided Surgery (2013 )
  • MEXT Doctorate Scholarship: Mombukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Japan) (2011 )
  • Best Innovation in Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Applications: National Instrument ASEAN Graphical System Design Challenge (2011 )

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