Yingzi Lin, Ph.D.


Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

College of Engineering

Northeastern University


Office:        357 Snell Engineering

Tel:             617-373-8610

Fax:            617-373-2921

Email:         yi.lin@northeastern.edu

Website:     www.coe.neu.edu/~yilin

As the director of Intelligent Human-Machine System (IHMS) Laboratory, Dr. Lin’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and major industries. She is a recipient of a number of research awards, including a NSF CAREER award and a NSERC UFA (University Faculty Award). She has published over 100 technical articles in refereed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.


  • PhD (2004), Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests

  • Human-machine interactions, interface design and user experiences, system integration and evaluation
  • Smart systems and nonintrusive sensors, human friendly mechatronics, human state detection and information fusion
  • Human factors in transportation and healthcare

Teaching Interests

  • Human factors engineering
  • Biosensors and human behavior measurement
  • Human factors and ergonomics in design applications

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Paper Award (2013), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • Excellence in Research Award (2012), Northeastern University’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE)
  • Early Career Development Award (2011), College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • CAREER Award (2010), National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Best Methodology Award (2005), Human sFactors and Ergonomics Society New England Chapter
  • University Faculty Award (2004), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Best Paper Award (1997), International Society of Terrain-Vehicle System (ISTVS)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)



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