Professor Song Zhang

Song Zhang is a professor in mechanical engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree from Stony Brook University in 2005. He was then a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard with Professor Shing-Tung Yau before joining Iowa State University as an assistant professor in 2008 and was promoted to associate professor in 2014. He moved Purdue in 2015 and was promoted to full professor in 2019 (two years earlier). His current research interests include 3-D machine/computer vision, biophotonic imaging, virtual reality, augment vision, human computer interactions, forensic science, and biomedical engineering. He was elected as a Fellow of OSA and SPIE.

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Professor Min Zhong

Min Zhong is a visiting scholar in mechanical engineering. She received her master's and doctor's degrees from Sichuan university in 2015, and she is now an associate professor in Chendu University of Information Technology. Her research interests are optical three-dimensional surface shape measurement based on trigonometric measurement principle and that based on vertical measurement principle.

Yatong An

Yatong joined the lab for his Ph.D. in 2015. Before that, he received his B.S. in Control Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2013. He also received M.Phil. in Computer Science from the University of Hong Kong in 2015. He is interested in computer vision, 3D reconstruction, machine learning, robotics and control. In his leisure time, he likes hiking and badminton.


Jae-Sang Hyun

Jae-Sang received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University in 2015. He is in the course of Ph.D. within our group. He had project experiences in robotics, and computer vision system. His interest area is robotics, and optics. He takes the role of making an application to enhance the accuracy and the speed of 3D reconstruction and an embedded system. Jae-Sang spend his leisure time in playing basketball, making robots, and taking pictures.

Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2017. Now, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has past research experience in metallurgy, corrosion, and heat transfer for HVAC applications, diesel engine fuel efficiency and emissions reduction, and pedagogy for ME 274 (dynamics) especially in studying the role of video examples. He is interested in addressing the sensing technology bottleneck in robotics. In his leisure time, he enjoys basketball, tutoring, and participating in robotics competitions such as NASA RMC.

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Xiaowei Hu

Xiaowei is a visiting scholar in mechanical engineering. He received his B.S. in Control Science and Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2015, and he is currently pursuing his doctorate in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University. His research interests include 3D imaging, computational photography and computer vision. He loves sports and photography, especially road cycling, and occasionally participates in amateur cycling races.


Michael Feller

Michael is a senior in Mechanical Engineering who is currently enrolled in a combined B.S./M.S. program. He joined the lab in 2018 to research in his interest areas including optics, robotics, and controls. Outside the lab, he enjoys playing basketball, watching sports, and spending time with friends from his church.


Brian Acosta

Brian is a Junior in Mechanical Engineering who joined the lab in Fall 2018. His research interests include 3D imaging, robotics, controls, and autonomous vehicles. When he’s not at school, Brian enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and hiking.


Jialei (Jerry) Wang

Jerry is a senior in Mechanical Engineering that joined the lab in Spring 2019. His research interest is 3D imaging, robotics, and controls. During his free time, he likes to go hiking and play badminton.


Saw Yan Naung

Saw is a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering, who is from Myanmar, also known as the “Golden Land”. His current interests include robotics, piezoelectric sensors, virtual reality, automated manufacturing system and mechatronics. Meditating, reading books and cooking are his hobbies.