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DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE



DEPARTMENTAL COMMiTTEES: U. of Washington
Undergraduate Education Committee, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, Member (2000-01). The committee is involved in undergraduate educational issues in Mechanical Engineering Department. Helped to handle the issue of a joint program between Construction Management and Mechanical Engineering.

Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, May 2001-May 2002. This involved coordinating department activities in Graduate Student Recruiting, Admissions, Qualifying Exams, Graduate Seminars and Academic Guidance for Graduate Students.

Graduate Education Committee (Ex-Officio Member from May 2001- June 2002).
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, May 2001. The committee is involved in graduate educational issues in Mechanical Engineering Department.

Graduate Admission Committee (Member), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, November 2001 to June 2002. The committee was involved in admission of Graduate Students.

Energy & Fluids Faculty Search Committee (Member), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2002-03. Search resulted in the hiring of a Professor in Heat Transfer, Fluids, and Bio-applications.

ME Department Faculty Council (Member), 2004-2007 Representative of the Systems and Dynamics Group to the Department’s faculty council, which advises the Department Chairperson. Areas of counsel include: faculty needs and recruitment, special needs related to areas of curriculum and teaching, and allocation of Department resources.

ME Staff Search Committee (Member), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2004-05. Search resulted in the hiring of a Fiscal Specialist 1.

ME Faculty Search Committee (Member), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2004-05. Search resulted in hiring two Tenure-Track Assistant Professors.

Ad hoc Awards Subcommittee (Member) under the Faculty Affairs Committee, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2005-07. Goal is to identify awards and facilitate the nomination of ME faculty members for these awards.

ME Faculty Merit Advisory Committee (Member), UW, 2005-06. Committee recommends salary increases for ME full Professors.

ME Faculty Search Committee (Chair), UW, 2006-07
General search resulted in the hiring of one Tenure-Track Assistant Professor.

ME Faculty Affairs Committee (Member), UW, 2008-2011, This standing committee considers and recommends policy regarding faculty development.

Ad hoc ME Committee on Emerging Research Trends (Chair), UW, 2009
Goal is to identify emerging trends in research and funding in areas related to the ME discipline, in order to drive future UW ME growth and hiring. The report generated was presented to the ME faculty (Nov 5th 2009), as well as to the ME External Advisory Board (Nov 10th 2009)

ME Faculty Promotions Advisory Committee (Member), UW, 2010


This standing committee considers and recommends faculty promotions.

ME Associate Chair for Research and Infrastructure, UW, 2010-2013


Activities include: promotion of collaborative research, provide input on hiring and strategic trends, develop a high-impact seminar series, manage departmental space and infrastructure, and supervise associated personnel.

Health and Energy Faculty Search Committee (Member), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2010-11. Search resulted in the hiring of one Associate Professor.

ME Research and Resources Committee (Member), UW, 2011. This standing committee considers and recommends policy regarding faculty and departmental resources.

Health and Energy Faculty Search Committee (Member), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2011-12. Search resulted in the hiring of two Assistant Professors.

Ad hoc Awards Subcommittee (Chair) under the Faculty Affairs Committee, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2011-12. Goal is to identify awards and facilitate the nomination of ME faculty members for these awards.

ME Staff Search Committee (Member), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2012.


Hired a Senior Computer Specialist.

Ad hoc Committee for UW ME Dept. Website Design (Chair), 2012.


Goal is to improve the content on UW ME website.

Ad hoc Committee for UW ME National Rankings 2012.


Consider issues in enhancing national visibility of the department.

Ad hoc Committee for Review of Design Projects for ABET, UW ME 2012.


Review student reports and make recommendations to department.

ME Staff Search Committee (Member), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2013.


Hire an Engineering Technician.

ME Staff Search Committee (Member), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW, 2013.


Hire a Program Operation Specialist.

OTHER DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES: U. of Washington
 Organized the Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series (ME520), Autumn 2001

 Ad hoc committee to review and Establish Accounting System Guidelines for RSA and Departmental Gifts, Dept. of Mech. Engineering, UW, Member (one month, March 2001). Reviewed the format of reporting such accounts for John Piety.

Systems and Dynamics Group Co-Ordinator (2004-2007), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UW. Coordinated monthly group meeting to discuss and review teaching-related activities within the group.

Current Mechatronics Research and Opportunities, September 20th 2006, Presentation to ME faculty during annual ME Advance

Department Strategic Plan, September 19th 2008, Helped to lead the discussion on the Department’s Strategic Plan during the annual ME Advance

DEPARTMENTAL COMMiTTEES: U. of Utah
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, U. of Utah, Member (1996-2000).

A key issue in the committee for the 96-97 year was to develop the curriculum for semester system and to develop a plan for the transition from quarters to semesters. Monitored and developed evaluation criterion to satisfy the ABET 2000 requirements.

Faculty Search Committee, U. of Utah, Member (1997).

The search was successful and was aimed at hiring a person in any of the sub-fields


in Mechanical Engineering, who would also be the SWE director.

Thermo-fluid Sciences Faculty Search Committee, U. of Utah, Member, (1995-96).

The search was successful and involved reviewing around 250 applications.

Committee to Hire a Part time Technician for the ME Department, U. of Utah,


(Efforts started in 1996). Member with Dr. William Van Moorhem and Dr. Larry DeVries. Candidate was selected and hired in August 1999.

 Committee to check whether students have completed requirements for the Mechatronics


Certificate,
U. of Utah, (with Dr. Sanford Meek, 1998-2000).

OTHER DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE AT UTAH
Graduate Seminar Organizer for two years, U. of Utah. This involved inviting speakers
for these weekly seminars, which are attended by faculty and graduate students (1994-1996).

 Monitoring (with Dr. Sanford Meek) the Mechanical Engineering, U. of Utah, Part of the NSF Traineeship in Human/Computer Interface and Intelligent Control. Traineeship amounts up to $22,500 are offered to recruit new, exceptional, graduate students to the Mechanical Engineering Department. This involved canvassing and evaluation of new graduate-applications to offer the Traineeship to attract the best students (96-99).

 Played a significant role in creating a new Undergraduate Mechatronics Certificate Program,
in the Mechanical Engineering Department, U. of Utah.
COLLEGE SERVICE

 Interim Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies,


College of Engineering, U. of Washington (UW) (2013-14)

 Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies,


College of Engineering, U. of Washington (UW) (2014)

 Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Affairs,


College of Engineering, U. of Washington (UW) (2014-2017)
UW COLLEGE COMMiTTEES
EE Dept Chair Search Committee: (2003-2005: Two Years) College committee member with eight others to search for a new Chairperson, Electrical Engineering Department, U. of Washington.

EE Dept Chair Search Committee: (2007) College committee member with eight others to search for a new Chairperson, Electrical Engineering Department, U. of Washington.

College Council, (2009-2010) College of Engineering, UW: This council considers and recommends policies and procedures to the Dean of the College of Engineering.

AA Faculty Search Committee (Member), UW, 2011-12. General search aimed hiring one Tenure-Track Associate/Full Professor in the Controls area.

 Review Committee for Faculty “The Community of Innovators Award,” College of Engineering (COE), UW (Member) 2012: This council recommends faculty for the award to the Dean.

 COE Center Review Committee (Chair), 2104. Review vision, mission, impact and funding for four COE Centers: ADVANCE, the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT), the Center for Workforce Development (CWD), and Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT).

 Search Committee for COE Associate Dean (AD) for Academic Affairs (Chair), 2104.

 Search Committee for the COE Director of Research (Chair), 2106.

 Search Committee for the COE Director of Finance and Administration (Chair), 2106.


  • COE Promotion & Tenure Committee to recommend strategies for managing substantial increase in Mandatory and non-mandatory cases in the COE, 2016.



OTHER COLLEGE SERVICE (U. of Washington)
 Helped present research project on Prosthesis Testing (with Paul Labossiere) to visiting high-school students during the College Open House, U. of Washington, 2002.

 Visited Lockheed Martin (San Jose, CA) with Lorena McLaren (the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the College of Engineering, U. of Washington) to explore potential research collaborations with UW, April 4th 2003.

Community Outreach: Guided the summer research (2003) of Axum Aragawit; she is an African American student who is a senior at Ballard High. This summer research was conducted as part of the Genomics Outreach for Minorities: (The UW GenOM Project) that is funded by NIH (supplement to the UW Center of Excellence in Genomic Studies, http://www.life-on-a-chip.org). Her results were published in the following

“A. Aragawit, Science of Cell Migration, U. of Washington’s Journal of Pre-College and Undergraduate Research in Genomics, Vol (1) No (1), Fall 2003, pp. 16-19.”

Cross Department Cultural Change Program (CDCCP): (2004-05) Member in the College of Engineering group under the NSF funded ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change. The meetings were organized by Joyce W. Yen from the College of Engineering, ADVANCE Program, U. of Washington.

College of Engineering NIH Workshop June 2, 2004, Guest Speaker (along with Prof. Blake Hannaford, EE Faculty Member) to discuss NIH submittal and panel review process. The main speaker was Associate Dean Mary Lidstrom (who organized the workshop).

College of Engineering Workshop by the UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change, June 21, 2005, Speaker (along with Prof. Susan Eggers, CSE Faculty Member and Prof. Eve Riskin, EE department) to talk about “the promotion to full professor process.”

Workshop by the UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change, May 22, 2006, Speaker (along with Prof. Steve Buck, Chair, Psychology) to talk about “the promotion to full professor process”

Dean’s Boot Camp, August 16th, 2006, Speaker. Presented ME Research Efforts in the Mechatronics Area to the new dean of the College of Engineering, Dean Matthew O’Donnell

Met with Visitor from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, October 26th, 2006. Organized by Lorena McLaren, Development and External Relations, College of Engineering

Community Outreach: Guided the summer research (2007) of two high-school juniors (seniors in the 2007-08 academic year). The two students, Ian Cairns and Alex Lee, designed and built a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) based positioners for manipulating fingers on a “robotic arm.”

Met with Eric Hill, Visitor from Proctor & Gamble Company (P&G), October7th, 2008. Organized by Lorena McLaren, Development and External Relations, College of Engineering

Met with Visitors from Johnson Controls, December 2nd, 2010. Organized by Lorena McLaren, Development and External Relations, College of Engineering

Led UW Delegation to Global Grand Challenges Summit, March 12-13, 2013, London, UK organized by the National Academies of Engineering in the UK, US, and China

 UW Lead for the Charles M Vest, NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering International Scholarships, http://vestscholars.org, launched in March 2013. This scholarship program provides a new opportunity for graduate students at selected international universities to pursue research addressing a global Grand Challenge at a leading United States university

 Organized the NASA-Industry-UW Workshop on Manufacturing Innovation,


October 2nd, 2014. The workshop identified needs and gaps for a potential industry-focused center.


OTHER COLLEGE SERVICE (U. of Utah)
 Helped the 1996 Engineering Career Fair, U. of Utah, by demonstrating the Mechatronics Laboratories on Saturday, November 2nd 1996.

 Served as a mentor for the 1997 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), U. of Utah, co-sponsored by the Graduate School. SROP aims to increase the number of under-represented minority and low-income undergraduate students to enter graduate school, and complete it. It is also co-sponsored by the NSF sponsored Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities, which is based at Arizona State University.




UNIVERSITY SERVICE


  • University Graduate Council, U. of Utah, Member (2000) The graduate council is responsible for approval of new graduate degree and certificate programs; evaluation of new and existing centers, institutes and bureaus; and subject to approval by the academic senate, the establishment of policies and procedures for the Graduate School.

  • U. of Washington (UW), Faculty Council on Instructional Quality (Member), October 2001-2004. The committee is involved in university-wide instructional quality issues.

  • UW, Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services (Member), September 2002-2005. The committee is involved in issues related to university-wide facilities.

  • UW Program Review Committee (Member), 2006-07. Review of the Department of Construction Management, UW, under the auspices of the Graduate School, the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the Office of the Provost at UW.

  • UW Research Advisory Board (Member), 2013-17. Review of the university-wide research issues such as Master agreements, and issues with national funding agencies.

  • UW Academic Advisory Group (Member), 2013-17. This group serves under the UW Vice-Provost for research.

  • UW Postdoc Affairs Committee (Member) 2013-14. This committee developed recommendations on common issues to consider in the hiring and mentoring of Postdoctoral researchers, and the development of dispute resolution procedures.

  • UW Provost’s Limited Submissions Committee (Member) 2013-. This committee helps to select proposals that are to be submitted to funding agencies when the number of submissions from UW is limited.

  • UW Industry Relations Review Committee (Member) 2013-14. This committee reviewed the current Industry Relations Program at UW and make recommendations to the Provost about its future operational and financial structure.

  • UW Advisory Council to the Office of Postdoc Affairs (Member) 2014-17. This committee advises on how to support Postdoc experience at UW.

  • UW College of the Environment, Associate Dean for Research Search Advisory Committee (Member) 2015. This committee down-selects the pool of applications and advises the Dean, College of the Environment to hire a new Associate Dean.

  • UW Open Access Initiative Advisory Group (Member) 2015-2016. This committee provides advice and guidance on the development of a UW Open Access policy.

  • UW Advisory Review Committee on the Dean of the College of the Environment (2016).

This committee evaluates the performance of the Dean as part of a periodic 5-year review.

  • UW College of the Environment, Associate Dean for Research Search Advisory Committee (Member) 2017. This committee down-selects the pool of applications and advises the Dean, College of the Environment to hire a new Associate Dean.



PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY SERVICE

Journal Editorial and Management Positions

  • Journal Associate Editor, Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control
    by the ASME, 2003-2009.

  • Journal Associate Editor, Transactions on Control Systems Technology by the
    IEEE, 2003-2009.

  • Journal Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Dynamics and Control of Micro- and
    Nano-scale Systems.” Transactions on Control Systems Technology by the IEEE,
    Volume 15, Issue 5, September 2007.

  • Journal Management Committee, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2014-16, representative from ASME to the joint IEEE/ASME committee (Secretary in 2015).

  • Journal Guest Editor, Focused Section on “Human-centered Robotics” International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications, for 2018.


Conference Editorial Positions / Organizing / Committees

1 Technical Session Organizer, Organized an invited Session on "Control of Nonminimum Phase Systems" American Control Conference, Chicago, June 2000.

2 Member, Technical Program Committee, 2001 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Sept. 2001, Mexico City, Mexico. Helped to get papers reviewed.

3 Associate Editor for the 2004 American Control Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. Helped to manage reviews of contributed papers submitted through ASME.

4 Associate Editor for the 2005 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon.
Helped to manage reviews of contributed papers submitted through ASME.

5 Session Organizer for ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) Orlando, Florida, Nov 5-11, 2005. Oversee the technical content; and monitor the review/acceptance of papers for the Session on “Control and Dynamics Issues in Emerging Bio-Medical Applications.”

6 Associate Editor for the 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Helped to manage reviews of contributed papers submitted through ASME.

7 Member, Technical Program Committee for the 2007 American Control Conference, New York City, New York. Tasks include managing reviews of invited sessions, theme sessions, session chair and co-chair nominations, selection of best student papers, and finalize the technical program.

8 Associate Editor for the 2007 American Control Conference, New York City, New York. Helped to manage reviews of contributed papers submitted through ASME

9 Publications Chair, Conference Operating Committee for the 2010 American Control Conference Baltimore, June-July 2010.

10 Mechatronics Journal, Paper Awards Committee, Selection of awards for the 2011 IFAC World Congress

11 Publicity Chair, Conference Operating Committee for the 2013 American Control Conference to be held in Washington DC, June-July 2013.

12 Publicity Chair, Conference Operating Committee for the 2014 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), San Antonio, TX, 2014.

13 Finance Chair, Conference Operating Committee for the 2016 American Control Conference to be held in Boston, MA, 2016.

14 Member, Best Paper Committee for the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2017), Munich, Germany, July 2017.

15 General Chair, Conference Operating Committee for the 2020 American Control Conference, to be held in Denver, CO, 2020.
Society Technical Panels / Committees

1 Technical Panel on Systems Theory (Member) in the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division, 2002-04

2 Technical Panel on Biomechanical Systems (Chair) in the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division, 2004-05.

3 Technical Committee on Mechatronics (Member) in the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD), 2006-15.

4 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division DSCD Honors and Awards Committee
2015-18. Member (2015); Vice-Chair (2016)

5 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) Executive Committee. July 2017--



Hosting Visiting International Researchers


  1. Dr. Atul Bhaskar Visiting Faculty at U. of Utah, June-July 1998.
    Currently, Senior Lecturer at School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, UK http://www.soton.ac.uk/ses/people/staff/BhaskarA.html

  2. Dr. Martin Kozek Visiting Scholar at U. of Utah, July 1997 to June 1998.
    Currently, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Mechanics and Mechatronics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria. http://www.mechanik.tuwien.ac.at/

  3. Dr. Hunmo Kim Visiting Scholar at U. of Washington, July 2002 to June 2003. Currently, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. http://control.skku.ac.kr/

  4. Dr. Ming-Shaung Ju Visiting Scholar at U. of Washington, Aug 2009 to October 2009. Currently, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. http://www.me.ncku.edu.tw/

  5. Cheng-Tao Chang Visiting Scholar at U. of Washington, Aug 2009 to October 2009. Visiting from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

  6. Dr. SangJoo Kwon Visiting Scholar at U. of Washington, Aug 2010 to July 2011. Visiting from Korea Aerospace University, Korea. http://mercury.kau.ac.kr/sjkwon

  7. Dr. Takehiko Ogawa Visiting Scholar at U. of Washington, Aug 2014 to July 2015. Visiting from Dept. of Electronics and Computer Systems, Takushoku University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan.

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