I'm a 4th year PhD student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA and currently on leave of absence from Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).

I'm working on the development of handheld micromanipulators (Micron) in the Surgical Mechantronics Lab.

My primary research interest lies in developing robotic technologies for biomedical applications.

Contact: swyang at cmu dot edu



Education

  • Ph. D. student at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

  • Aug. 2010 ~ Present

        -. Advisor: Prof. Cameron N. Riviere

  • M.S in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

  • Feb. 2006

         -. Advisor: Prof. Heui Jae Pahk

         -. Thesis: Study on Measurement of Thickness and Chromaticity for Transparent Thin Film

  • B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

  • Feb. 2004

        -. Advisor: Prof. Heui Jae Pahk

        -. Thesis: Micro-Drill Inspection System (Best Presentation Award)



    Employment

  • Research Scientist, Center for Bio-Microsystem, Brain Science Institute

  •     Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea

    2006 ~ Leave of Absence



    Training

  • Center for Neural Communication Technology Summer Workshop, Michigan,USA.

  • May. 11 ~ 16, 2009

        -. Implantable Neuroprosthetics: Technologies and Techniques

        -. Director: Prof. Daryl R. Kipke

  • Korean Physiome Society Workshop, Seoul, Korea.

  • Feb. 16 ~ 18, 2009

        -. Human Physiology for Scientists and Engineers

        -. Director: Prof. Eun Bo Shim

  • Society for Neuroscience Short Course Workshop, Washington D.C., USA.

  • Nov. 14, 2008

        -. Neural Signal Processing: Quantitative Analysis of Neural Activity

        -. Organizer/Moderator: Prof. Partha P. Mitra