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Yue “Sophie” Wang serves as National Science Foundation program director


Yue “Sophie” Wang of Clemson University is helping the National Science Foundation decide which research projects get funded as the new program director for CMMI Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics.

Wang’s new role puts her in a position to influence the direction of research and education nationwide and underscores her leadership in the field. She remains the Warren H. Owen-Duke Energy Professor at Clemson and is on a rotation at least for a year to begin with at the National Science Foundation.

At Clemson, Wang serves as director of the Intelligent and Interdisciplinary Research (I2R) laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Her research interests are in: the modeling, control and learning approaches for human-robot collaboration systems; autonomy and multi-robot systems; and symbolic verification and robot motion planning, with applications in advanced manufacturing and autonomous driving.

Her work has resulted in over 90 journal publications, peer-reviewed conference papers and books, and her work has been cited 2,443 times.

Wang has received support for her research from a wide range of federal agencies as well as industry. She is also a senior member of IEEE and member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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