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Principal Investigator

Yang Xu

Assistant Professor
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Email: yxu195@hku.hk

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Education

2016 - 2021    Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California

2019 - 2021    M.S. in Computer Science, University of Southern California

2013 - 2016    M.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University

2009 - 2013    B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University

Professional Experience

01/2024 - present     Assistant Professor

                                 Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

                                 University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

01/2023 - 12/2023    Postdoctoral Research Associate

                                 Department of Materials Science and Engineering

                                 University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

09/2021 - 12/2022    Postdoctoral Research Associate

                                 Center for Advanced Manufacturing

                                 Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

                                 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

08/2017 - 08/2021    Doctoral Research Assistant

                                 Center for Advanced Manufacturing

                                 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

                                 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

08/2017 - 08/2021    Teaching Assistant

                                 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

                                 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

09/2013 - 07/2016    Graduate Research Assistant

                                 School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation

                                 Beihang University, Beijing, China

Bio

Prof. Yang Xu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, as well as an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to joining HKU, Prof. Xu gained valuable experience as a postdoctoral research associate at USC and UC Berkeley.

Prof. Xu's research is dedicated to advancing manufacturing technologies with the potential to transform future product design and production. His current focus areas include next-generation additive manufacturing (AM) processes, intelligent manufacturing systems, and innovative designs empowered by AM.

 

Awards and Honors

05/2022    William F. Ballhaus Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research, 
                 
Viterbi School of Engineering Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award (runner-up), USC


04/2022    Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award,
                 USC’s Epstein Department of Ind
ustrial and Systems Engineering


06/2021    Selected Doctoral Symposium Speaker,
                 ASME 2021 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2021)


04/2021    Student Support Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)

06/2020    Best Paper Award (2nd Place),
                 ASME 2020 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2020)


08/2017    Plenary Speaker,
                 2017 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF Symp 2017)


08/2016    Viterbi Graduate School Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Southern California

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