Speaker: Yong Wang

When: 12:00pm, Mar 20, 2024

Where: ECE Conference Room ELEN 315D or Zoom

Recording: [watch]


Autonomous systems are systems that can accomplish a task, achieve a goal, or interact with their surroundings with minimal to no human involvement. Autonomous systems have quickly grown in popularity. Today, different facets of artificial intelligence are seamlessly integrated using a systems approach to ensure the effective functioning of autonomous systems. Such systems serve as excellent examples of leading-edge artificial intelligence-based applications. This talk introduces autonomous systems with a focus on smart sensors for environment perception, navigation and obstacle avoidance, mission and path planning, and autonomous systems motion control. Applications in healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, energy, public service, security, and transportation will also be discussed.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Yong Wang is an accomplished researcher with a dual Ph.D. background in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2015) and Energy & Power Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (2010). His academic journey includes a significant stage as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2007-2009). Presently, Dr. Wang serves as Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Department within the Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University, USA.

His research endeavors at Binghamton University are dedicated to the design, modeling, and management of various industrial systems, spanning energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation sectors. Dr. Wang has published 42 peer-reviewed journal papers and 44 peer-reviewed conference papers in industrial and systems engineering. He has also contributed as an invited panelist for funding agencies and served as a reviewer for numerous prestigious journals and international conferences. At Binghamton University, Dr. Wang offers a diverse range of courses in industrial and systems engineering, computer programming, and engineering management, reflecting his multidisciplinary expertise and commitment to education.