Yu Laboratory

千葉大学
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Professor: Wenwei Yu

(Professor, Medical System Course, School of Engineering, Chiba University)

Brief Biographical History
1985.9-1989.7
for Bachelor of Science, in Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai JiaoTong University
1989.9-1992.2
for Master of Science, in Robotics Control, Shanghai JiaoTong University
1992.3-1994.3
Assistant Professor, Robotics Research Institute, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China
1995.4-1997.12
for Ph.D., in System Information Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan
1998.1-1999.4
Senior Researcher, Hokkaido University, Japan
1999.6-2004.3
Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan
2003.9
for MD, in Rehabilitation Medical Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
2003.4-2003.11
Visiting Researcher, Center for Neuroscience, University of Alberta, Canada, supported by JSPS exchange program
2004.4-2007.3
Associate Professor, Medical System Engineering Department, University of Chiba
2006.7-2006.10
Visiting Professor, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Zurich University, Swiss, supported by JSPS Advanced Cooperative Research Promotion Program
2007.4-2009.10
Associate Professor, Medical System Course, School of Engineering, Chiba University
2009.9-
Professor, Medical System Course, School of Engineering, Chiba University
2010.4-2011.3
Chair, Department of Medical System Engineering, School of Engineering, Chiba University
2011-
Joint Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Chiba University International Cooperative Research Center (SJTU-CU ICRC), Chiba University
2011-
Joint Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Med-X
2014.4-2015.3
Chair, Department of Medical System Engineering, School of Engineering, Chiba University
2015-
Vice Director of Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University


Degrees
PhD Dissertation:
Studies on Inductive Learning in Real World
MD Dissertation:
Studies on Human-Oriented Intelligent Assistive Device Systems


Awards
2012.7
The 3rd place of The Second EvAAL(Evaluating Ambient Assisted Living) Competition: Evaluating AAL Systems through Competitive Benchmarking
2011.6
Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Poster, International Conference of Auditory Display (ICAD), 2011, AUDITORY DISPLAY AS AN AID FOR PROSTHETIC HAND MANIPULATION: PRELIMINARY RESULTS
2007.8
Good paper award of International Conference of Biological Electromagnetics 2007 (ICBEM2007)
2001.3
Best Presentation Award, 2001 Annual Conference on Japanese Society of Precision Engineering, Paper Title: Exploring Multiple Contexts for Function Learning in Changing Environments
2000.12
Best Novel Design Application Award, Artificial Neural Network in Engineering, Paper Title: Adaptive FES switching system for hemiplegics
Novel Design Application second Runner-up Award, Artificial Neural Network in Engineering, Paper Title: Autonomous Acquisition of Adaptive Behavior for a Distributed Floating Robot Based on the AHC Method
1998.12
Novel Design Application second Runner-up Award, Artificial Neural Network in Engineering, Paper Title: Autonomous Acquisition of Adaptive Behavior for a Distributed Floating Robot Based on the AHC Method
1989.7
Excellent Graduate Student Award of Shanghai JiaoTong University


Awards of students instructed
2016.7
Kouki Shiota, The 14th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Best Student Paper Award
2014.11
Tsuchiya, 3T-in-3A, Best Poster Award
2014.4- 2016.3
Jose David Gomez, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (DC2)
2014.11
Tsuchiya, 3T-in-3A, Best Poster Award
2013.5
Baoping Yuan, Masaki Sekine, Wenwei Yu, Finalist for best student paper award, in the second international conference of rehabilitation Medical Engineering, Variable impedance control based on impedance estimation with EMG signals for a lower limb rehabilitation robotic system.
2010.9
26th Annual Conference of the Society of Life Support Technology, Young Researcher Best Presentation Finalist, (WWLS2010) Baoping Yuan, A Preliminary Study of Subthreshold Stimulation for Motor Function Restoration of Lower Limb with FES
2009.4-2010.3
Yu Ikemoto, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (DC2)
2009.4-2011.3
Jose Gonzalez, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (DC1)
2006.4
Award of Nanohana Student Research Competition, Toshiharu Kishi
2005.3
Masaru Kumagai, one student I instructed, Gained an Encouragement Award from Japanese Society of Life Support, Paper Title: Measurement and Analysis of Reflex Response to Perturbation during Human Walking
2005.3
Daisuke Iijima, one student I instructed, Gained Best Student Paper Competition Finalist Award, Annual
1999.11
Conference of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Paper Title: An Acquisition of Narrow Path Going Through Behavior for Distributed Autonomous Swimming Robot


Projects
Understanding of human motor control based on causality inference (on going)
Dynamical Coupling between assistive devices and their users (on going)
Control and design of shoulder prosthesis (on going)
Functional Electrical Stimulation for in-home rehabilitation and training (on going)
Control and design of EMG prosthetic hand
Development of Functional Electrical Stimulation controller for hemiplegics
Skill Evaluation for Human-Assisting Technology
Development of amoeba like robot and vibration field based cooperation
Reinforcement learning for Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems


Lectures
Control Theory
Robotics
Human Motor Control
Assistive Technology


Research Interests
Rehabilitation Engineering
Rehabilitation Robotics
Medical Robotics
Assistive Technology
Human-Machine Interface
Machine Learning