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Yu Zheng

Education:
B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2001
Ph.D. in Mechatronics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2007
M.S. in Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
Ph.D in Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014

Work:
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA, 2014.09-present
Researcher, Disney Research Pittsburgh, 2010.05-2014.08
Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore, 2007.10-2009.07

Office: IAVS 2076, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128
Email: yuuzheng@umich.edu
Phone: +1 (313) 593-5072


Recent Journal Publications

  1. Y. Zheng, “On computing the globally optimal frictionless fixture in a discrete point set,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 32, pp. 1026–1032, 2016.
  2. Y. Zheng and K. Yamane, “Generalized distance between compact convex sets: algorithms and applications,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 988–1003, 2015.
  3. Y. Zheng and K. Yamane, “Ray-shooting algorithms for robotics,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Special Issue: WAFR2012, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 862–874, 2013.
  4. Y. Zheng, “An efficient algorithm for a grasp quality measure,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 579–585, 2013.
  5. Y. Zheng, M. C. Lin, and D. Manocha, “On computing reliable optimal grasping forces,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 619–633, 2012.

Patents

  1. K. Yamane and Y. Zheng, Control method for floating-base robots including generating feasible motions using time warping, US9,481,086 B2.
  2. Y. Zheng and K. Yamane, Human motion tracking control with strict contact force constraints for floating-base humanoid robots, US9,120,227 B2.
  3. J. Hodgins, K. Yamane, and Y. Zheng, Robot cyclic biped locomotion using a dynamic object, US9,156,159 B2.

Research Interests

  1. Vision guided autonomous robot-human collaboration
  2. Locomotion generation and control of humanoid robots
  3. Grasping and manipulation using multifingered robot hands
  4. General geometric algorithms and their applications
  5. Fixture design

Teaching

  1. ECE 273 Digital Systems: Fall 2017, Winter 2016
  2. ECE 347 Applied Dynamics: Fall 2016
  3. ECE 3641 Robotics I: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
  4. ECE 4641 Robotics II: Winter 2017
  5. ECE 5001 Analytical and Computational Mathematics: under development
  6. ECE 542 Introduction to Robotic Systems: under development
  7. ECE 543 Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control of Robots: under development
  8. ECE 643 Humanoid Robotics: under development
  9. VG 100 Introduction to Engineering: Summer 2017 (at UM-SJTU Joint Institute)
  10. VM 467 Introduction to Robotics: Summer 2017 (at UM-SJTU Joint Institute)

Current Students

  1. Shiwen Liao (Ph.D., expected to graduate in 2019)
  2. Zhongjin Xu (M.S.E., expected to graduate in 2019)
  3. Zheng Chen (M.S.E., expected to graduate in 2018)
  4. Xinyi Xie (M.S.E., graduated in 2016)
  5. Rongzichen Song (B.S.E., graduated in 2016)
  6. Xuan Zhao (B.S.E., graduated in 2015)

Last update: September 2017