Yingzi Lin, PhD

Yingzi Lin, PhD

Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Institute for Experiential Robotics

Director, Intelligent Human-Machine Systems Laboratory

Program Director, MS in Human Factors Graduate Program

Office: 357 Snell Engineering, Northeastern University

Tel: 617-373-8610 Fax: 617-373-2921

Email: yi.lin@northeastern.edu

Web: lin-yingzi.northeastern.edu

Dr. Yingzi Lin is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and director of the Intelligent Human-Machine Systems (IHMS) Laboratory at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Her area of expertise includes: intelligent human-machine systems, human factors and applications in healthcare and transportation safety, smart structures and systems, sensors and sensing systems, multimodality information fusion, driver-vehicle systems, patient safety, human machine interface design, human-robot interaction, robotics, and human friendly mechatronics. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and major industries such as GM and BOSE. She is a recipient of a few prestigious research awards, including NSF CAREER award and NSERC UFA (University Faculty Award). She has published over two hundred technical papers in referred journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. 


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests

  • Human Factors and Applications
  • Smart Sensors and Intelligent Systems
  • Human Factors in Healthcare and Patient Safety
  • Driver Vehicle Systems and Transportation Safety

Teaching Interests

  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Human Performance
  • Biosensors and Human Behavior Measurement
  • Capstone Design
  • Human Machine Systems in a Global Context

Honors and Awards (Selected)

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • NSERC University Faculty Award, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Professional Affiliations

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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