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.
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.
Jae-Sang received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University in 2015. He joined the XYZT-Lab team in 2015 with experience in robotics, optics, and computer vision systems. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. focusing his research on the challenges of enhanced simultaneous accuracy and fast-speed of 3D shape measurements and geometric reconstruction. Jae-Sang spends his leisure time playing basketball and he pursues his hobby of photography whenever he can.
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.
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 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 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.
Yi Hong received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 2019. He joined the XYTZ lab team in 2019 with experience in control and robotics. He’s currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, focusing on 3D imaging, microrobotics control and optics. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing badminton, watching baseball, and spending time with friends.