Dr. Winncy Y. Du
Professor, Ph.D., P.E., ASME Fellow 

Director of Robotics & Manufacturing Lab
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
San José State University
San José, California 95192-0087

Office: Engineering 310F 
Telephone: (408) 924-3866
Fax: (408) 924-3995
E-mail: winncy.du@sjsu.edu

 

Biography

Courses & Office Hours

Research

Students

Grants/Awards

Activities

Publications



Biography

  PhD   Georgia Institute of Technology
  MS   Georgia Institute of Technology
  MSME   West Virginia University
  BS   Jilin University

Professor Du joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at San Jose State University in Fall 2000. Her areas of interest for research and teaching include: Sensors, Robotics, Mechatronics, Dynamics and Control Systems, Machine Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Digital Signal/Image Processing. 

Courses Taught and Office Hours

 Fall 2011
    
ME 192 Robotics
     ME284 Sensor Technology and Principles
     ME195A Senior Design Project I


Course Taught:

      ME101 Dynamics (S2011, F2000, F2003, S2005, F2005, S2008, F2009)

      ME106/EE106 Mechatronics (S2001, F2001, S2002, S2003, F2004, F2005, F2006, S2010)

      ME187 Automatic Control Systems Design (S2011, S2004)

      ME192 Robotics (F2000, F2001, F2002, S2005, S2006, S2007, F2010, F2011)
      ME195A Senior Design (F2006, F2008, F2009, F2010, F2011)

      ME195B Senior Design (S2007, S2009, S2010, S2011)

      ME 280 Automatic Control Engineering (F2002, F2003)

      ME 284/297 (Section 1) Sensor Technology & Principles (S2007, F2008, F2011)

      ME285 Mechatronic Systems Engineering (S2003, F2004, S2006, F2010)

 

  

Office Hours (Fall 2011):

     TBA    

       


Advising Hours (Fall 2011):

     TBA   

Research Interests 

Areas of interest include: Mechatronics, Robotics, Control, Biorobots & Biomechatronics, Machine Vision, Sensors, and Signal/Image Processing.

Graduate Students 

Students Thesis/ Project Title     Graduation Date
Matthew Kihlthau

Low Power Ultrasonic Mixing Device for Microfluidic Channels

MSME, May 2012
Hien Dang

Rotating Indoor Garden with Sensor Feedback Control

MSME, Dec. 2011
Emily Ann Ramos

Signal Processing of EEG Waves Using Discrete Wavelet Transform

MSME, Dec. 2011
John M Valdez Automation of Reticle and Pellicle Mounter MSME, May 2011
Jeff Gibboney Design of a Power-line Climbing Robot for Ice Removal MSME, May 2010
Sumit Nair Development of an Automatic TCM Pulse Meter MSME, May 2010
Lokesh Chourasia Design of a Signal Conditioning Circuit for TCM Signals MSME, May 2010
James Ngugen Design of a Force-sensitive Gripper for Robotic Surgery MSME, Dec. 2009
Thang Bui Design of Pro Fu, the Robotic Martial Arts Trainer MSME, Dec. 2009
Benson Sit A Skull Abnormalities Diagnosing System for Children Under 3 MSME, May 2009
Gary Kwok Post-Earthquake Pipeline Damage Detection using Sensor Technologies MSME, Dec. 2008
Winston Jose Development of Electrocariogram Pulsometer MSME, May. 2007
Huy Le Design of Fiber Optics Structure for Intravascular Inspection MSME, May. 2007
Ray Chen A High Speed Wafer Carrier MSME, Dec. 2006
Angel Porras

Real-time Alignment & Trajectory Generation of a 6-axis Articulated Robot

MSME, May 2005
David Yu

Machine Vision & Object Recognition Database Implementation for a 6-axes Articulated Robot

MSME, May 2005
Hugo Ramirez

Wireless Control of a Shape Memory Alloy Nano-actuator

MSME, May 2005
Kerem Girgin

A Robotic System for Bio-engineering Application (DNA Testing)

MSE, Dec. 2004
K. C. Jones Control of a Massage Robot for Medical Therapy MSME, May 2004
Bernard Hwang

Image Processing for Machine Vision Based Auto-Calibration of Wafer-Handling Robots 

MSME, May 2004
Kevin Zhang  Development of a Delta Parallel Robot MSME, May 2003
H. Phan &
Duc Nguyen
Robot Control through Satellite with Light-Weight Distributed Computing SOAP on Mobile Network MSE,  May 2003
Michael  Gonzales Two-Dimensional Real-time Vehicle Attitude and Control Using An   External Vision System MSAE, Dec.  2002
Preeti Iyer Coding Strategies for Object Recognition and Motion Tracking of Parts on a VF MSME, Dec.  2002
Ed.  Kong Nursing Robots for the Elderly and Physically Disabled MSME, Dec.  2001

 

Grants & Awards

2011
    SJSU Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity (RSCA) Grant
    ASME District D Student Section Advisor Award

2010
    ASME Fellow

2008
    SJSU-Vision 2010 Grant

2007
    Student Section Advisor Award (ASME District D)

2006 
    National Science Foundation Research Award
  
 California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB)
   
California State University Research Fund, Mini-Grant
   
SJSU-COE Faculty Development Grant

2005
 
    Richard A. Fitz Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award (ASME Region IX)
  
 Industry Initiatives for Science & Math Education Summer Fellowship

2004    
     ASME Diversity & Outreach Award (National Award)
     SJSU  Development Program Grant
     SJSU Learning Productivity Program Planning Grant 
     SJSU Learning Productivity Program Implementation Grant
     SJSU-COE Teaching Development Grant 
     SJSU Professional Development Grant

2003    
     SJSU Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award 
     SJSU-COE Research Development Grant
     Junior Faculty Career Development Grant 

2002    
     California State University Research Fund, Mini-Grant
     San Jose State University Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award
     San Jose State University Learning Productivity Program Planning Grant
     College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Summer Fellowship 
     College of Engineering Professional Development Grant

2001
     California State University Research Fund, Mini-Grant
     College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Summer Fellowship
     College of Engineering Professional Development Grant
     Research Grant from "Professional Publications, Inc.
 

Synergistic Activities

  • SJSU Senator (2008-2012)

  • ASME Nomination Committee (20010-2012)

  • ASME Johnson-Johnson Medal Award Committee (2004-2011)

  • 2005 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Committee

  • Ambassador, FIRST Robotics Competition (2005)

  • Faculty Advisor, International Mission on Engineering (2005)

  • Trainer, Region IX, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2003-2005)

  • Session Chairs and Industry Tour Chair, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (2005)

  • Chair, Santa Clara Valley Section of ASME International (2003-2004)

    plan, manage, and organize all activities for the year 2003-2004
  • Co-director, Robotics & Machine Intelligence Lab, San José State University (2001-present)

    Directing innovative research, equipping the lab with state-of-the-art technologies for research and education, providing student research opportunities.
  • Chair, ME/EE/CE Forum, Santa Clara Valley Section of ASME International (2001-2002)

    Organizing ME/EE/CE related seminars and training courses for professional development of senior engineers.
  • Vice Chair, Santa Clara Valley Section of ASME International (2002-2003)

    Helping the Chair to plan, manage, and organize all activities
  • Secretary, Silicon Valley Engineering Council – SVEC (2002-2003)

    Making SVEC meeting minutes, preparing the SVEC Newsletter, and helping the annual banquet.
  • Faculty Advisor, ASME Student Chapter at SJSU (2000-present)

      Advising students on various activities and ASME competitions, etc.

Books

  • Du, Winncy, Resistive, Capacitive and Inductive Based Sensing Technologies, Taylor & Francis Group, to be published in 2011.

  • Du, Winncy and Yelich, Scott, “Post-Earthquake Pipeline Leak Detection Technologies,” Part IX, Chapter 1, Smart Sensors and Sensing Technology, Springer-Verlag, 2008, pp. 265-283.

Selected Publications

  • Du, Winncy, Jose, Winston “Design of a Modular Signal Conditioning Circuit for Biopotential Sensors,” Sensor & Transducers Journal, Vol. 120, Issue 9, September 2010, pp. 1-12.

  • Du, Winncy, Nguyen, Hai; Scallion, Kevin; and Dutt, Amitesh, “Design of a GMR Sensor Array System for Robotic Pipe Inspection.” Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sensor Conference, Nov. 1-4, 2010, Kona, Hawaii, pp. 2551-2554.

  • Du, Winncy and Kwok, Gary, “Experimental Comparison of Three Sensor Technologies in Pipe Leak Detection,” Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, June 22-25, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, Paper Indexed by Grant #0619157.

  • Kwok, Gary and Du, Winncy, “Buildings’ Utility Pipes & Their Post-Earthquake Damage Detection,” Proceedings of NEES 6th Annual Meeting, June 18-20, 2008, Portland, Oregon, pp. 1-6.

  • Du, Winncy, Yelich, Scott “Resistive and Capacitive Based Sensing Technologies”, Sensors & Transducers Journal, Vol. 90, Special Issue, April 2008, pp. 100-116.

  • Du, Winncy, Yelich, Scott “Resistive Sensors: Principles, Design, and Applications”, Proceedings of the 2rd International Conference on Sensing Technology, Nov. 26-28, 2007, pp. 326-331.

  • Du, Winncy, Yelich, Scott “Capacitive Sensors: Principles, Design, and Applications”, Proceedings of the 2rd International Conference on Sensing Technology, Nov. 26-28, 2007, pp. 332-337.

  • Du, Winncy, Yelich, Scott “Biomechatronics: Emerging Technologies, Applications, and Challengies”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents (ICARA), Dec. 12-14, 2006, pp. 129-134.

  • Du, Winncy, “Modeling and Control of a Universal Part Feeder (UPF)”, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2005, pp. 317-320.

  • Du, Winncy, and Gonzales, M., “Kalman Filter Design and Implementation for the 2D Real-time Testbed Control Using EVS,” Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 24-28, 2005, Monterey, CA, pp. 1453-1458.

  • Gonzales, M., and Du, Winncy, “Integration of an External Vision System into a 2D Spacecraft Testbed for Feedback Control,” Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 24-28, 2005, Monterey, CA, pp. 213-218.

  • Du, Winncy, “On Improvement of Graduate Mechatronics Course”, Proceedings of 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Orlando, Florida, Nov. 5-11, 2005, CD Proceeding: IMECE2005-82968).

  • Du, W. Furman B., and Mourtos, N., “On the Ability to Design Engineering Experiments”, The 8th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education, Feb. 7-11, 2005, Kingston, Jamaica, pp.331-336.

  • Ramirez, H., Du, Winncy, “Modeling and Control of A TiNi Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Actuator”, Proceedings of International Federation of Automatic Control (Mechatronics 2004), September 6-8, 2004, Sydney, Australia, pp. 457-462.

  • Du, Winncy, “A Mixed Learning Approach in Mechatronics Engineering,” Journal of World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2003, pp. 69-72.

  • Du, Winncy, “Development of a Modular Robot Assembly Kit for Robotics Education,” accepted by the 11th World Congress In Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM 2003), August 18-21, 2003, Tianjin, China.

  • Jones, Kenny C., Du, Winncy, “Development a Massage Robot for Medical Therapy,” Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM’03), July 23-26, 2003, Kobe, Japan, pp. 1096-1101.  

  • Du, Winncy, “Design of Proper Course Projects For Effective Student Learning,”  Proceedings of International Federation of Automation Control (IFAC 2002), U C. Berkeley, California, Dec. 9-11, 2002, pp. 685-690.

  • Du, Winncy, “Achieving Quality Teaching and Learning through Integrating Proper Research Activities in Mechatronics Education,” 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, New Orleans, Nov. 17-22, 2002.

  • Du, Winncy, “Overview of Nondestructive Defect Detection Techniques,” Proceedings of the US-Korea Workshop on Smart Infra-Structural Systems, Pusan, South Korea, Aug. 23-24, 2002, pp. 291-299.

  • Kong, Edmund C., Du, Winncy, "Development of a Nursing Robot for the Elderly and Physically Disabled," Proceedings of the 8th Mechatronics Forum International Conference (Mechatronics 2002), June 24-26, 2002, Enschede, Netherlands, pp. 794-800. 

  • Du, Winncy, "Motion Tracking of a Part on a Vibratory Feeder," Proceedings of 2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM’01), July 8-11, 2001, Como, Italy, pp. 75-80.

  • Du, Winncy, and Dickerson, Stephen L., “The 3D Part's Motion Control on a Horizontal-Vibrating Plate," Proceedings of the 7th Mechatronics Forum International Conference, September 6-8, 2000, Atlanta, Georgia. (CD Proceeding: Author Index – Du)

  • Du, Winncy, and Dickerson, Stephen L., “Modelling and Control of a Novel Vibratory Feeder,” Proceedings of IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, September 19-23, 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 496-501.

  • Du, Winncy, and Dickerson, Stephen L., “1-D Vibratory Feeder Control Using Modified PWM Signals," The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, June 24-26, 1999, Denver, Colorado, pp. 82-87.  

  •  Du, Winncy, and Dickerson, Stephen L., "Passive Component Inspection Using Machine Vision,” Proceedings of International Conference and Exhibition on Multichip Modules and High Density Packaging, April 15-17, 1998, Denver, Colorado, pp. 74-79.  

  • Dickerson, Stephen L., Du, Winncy, and Volcy, Jerry, “Integrated Vision Units for Process Monitoring and Feedback in Electronic Assembly,” The Sensors in Electronic Packaging-Symposium, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November, 1995, San Francisco, CA, Vol. 14, pp. 73-78.

  Updated on August 15, 2011