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Yan Jin

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Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Education

  • 1988, PhD, Naval Engineering, University of Tokyo



Biography


Dr. Yan Jin is Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at University of Southern California and Director of USC IMPACT Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in Naval Engineering from The University of Tokyo and did his PosDoc research at Stanford University. Dr. Jin has done research on design theory & methodology, knowledge-based systems, distributed and multiagent systems, organization modeling, project management, and collaborative engineering. Prior to joining USC faculty in the Fall of 1996, Dr. Jin worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University. His current research interests include design cognition and methods, collaborative engineering, enterprise modeling, complex systems & complexity. Dr. Jin is a recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1998), TRW Excellence in Teaching Award (2001), Best Paper in Human Information Systems (5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 2001), and Xerox Best Paper Award (ASME International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM), 2002). He served as Program Chair (2004) and Conference Chair (2005) of DTM Conference and is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of AIEDAM Journal, Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanical Design, Editorial Board Member of AEI and Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Jin was a UPS Foundation Visiting Professor at Stanford University from 2004 to 2006. He served as a Senior Engineer (adjunct) at RAND Corporation, and is currently a Guest Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Dr. Jin is a Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Research Summary


Collaborative engineering, design theory and methods, knowledge-based design and manufacturing systems, organization & enterprise modeling, self-organizing and complex systems

Awards


  • 1982 Dalian Marine University Best Graduating Student Award
  • 1988 Education Ministry of Japan Monbusho Scholarship Award
  • 1989 Shanghai Academy of Science Youth Best Paper Award
  • 1998 National Science Foundation NSF CAREER Award
  • 2001 5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics Best Paper in Human-Information Systems
  • 2001 University of Southern California TRW Excellent Teaching Award
  • 2002 Marquis Who’s Who in America Selected for Inclusion
  • 2002 Marquis Who’s Who in the World Selected for Inclusion
  • 2002 ASME 14th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology Xerox Best Paper Award
  • 2002 Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics Member of Editorial Board
  • 2003 Journal of AI in Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing Member of Editorial Board
  • 2004 ASME Service Award - Program Chair of 16th ASME International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology
  • 2004 Stanford University UPS Foundation Visiting Professorship
  • 2005 Journal of Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory Most Viewed Paper
  • 2005 ASME Service Award - Conference Chair of 17th ASME International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology
  • 2005 ASME Transactions - Journal of Mechanical Design Associate Editor
  • 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow
  • 2010 Design Society Co-Chair, First International Conference on Design Creativity
  • 2011 Division of Engineering Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Executive Committee Member & Chair of Honors and Awards
  • 2012 Journal of AI in Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, Cambridge University Press Editor in Chief
Appointments
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Office
  • OHE 400D
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1453

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-9574
  • yjin@usc.edu

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