Jun Ueda

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Associate Professor, Woodruff Faculty Fellow, GWW School of Mechanical Engineering

Director of the Robotics PhD Program & Associate Director of Academics at IRIM@GT

Room 219, E.J. Love Jr. Manufacturing Building
771 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405
PHONE: 404-385-3900, FAX:404-894-8496
E-mail: jun.ueda-at-me.gatech.edu

Professional Appointment

  • Associate Professor
    George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    2014- present
  • Woodruff Faculty Fellow  2015-2020
  • Director of the Robotics PhD Program & Associate Director of Academics at IRIM@GT 2015-
  • Assistant Professor
    George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    May 2008 – 2014
  • Adjunct Faculty
    School of Applied Physiology
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    March 2010 – Present
  • Lecturer
    2.12 Introduction to Robotics
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    September 2006 – December 2006
  • Visiting Scholar
    d’Arbeloff Laboratory for Information Systems and Technology (Prof. H. Asada’s lab)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    March 2005 – Feb 2008
  • Assistant professor
    Robotics Laboratory (Prof. T. Ogasawara’s lab)
    Graduate School of Information Science
    Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
    April 2002 – April 2008
  • Senior Research Engineer
    Advanced Technology R&D Center
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Hyogo, Japan
    April 1996 – March 2000

Education

  • Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, March 2002
    Kyoto University, Japan
    Advised by Professor Tsuneo Yoshikawa
  • M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, March 1996
    Kyoto University, Japan
    Advised by Professor Tsuneo Yoshikawa
  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, March 1994
    Kyoto University, Japan
    Advised by Professor Tsuneo Yoshikawa

Funding

  • Samsung Electronics, 11/01/2015-01/31/2017
  • GT Neural Engineering Center seed grant, Robotic induction of neuromodulation in human motor system (renewal),  PI: Shinohara, co-PI: Ueda, $5,000, 11/14/2015-06/30/2016
  • GTRI Independent Research and Development (IRAD) 09/21/2015-06/30/2016
  • NITI-ON CO LTD (Phase 2 ) 07/01/2015-02/01/2016.
  • Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at GT (IRIM) Healthcare Cluster Seed Grant, Neuromechanical intervention robot for treating and preventing joint contracture, PIs: Shinohara and Ueda, $20,000, 01/01/2015-06/30/2015
  • GT Neural Engineering Center seed grant, Robotic induction of neuromodulation in human motor system,  PI: Shinohara, co-PI: Ueda, $10,000, 01/13/2015-06/30/2015
  • NITI-ON CO LTD, 08/01/2014-02/01/2015.
  • National Science Foundation Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, Fluid-Powered Surgery & Rehabilitation via Compact, Integrated Systems (renewed) (Y9-Y10), co-PIs: Barth, Vito, Webster, and Ueda, $300,000 (Ueda’s share approx. $100,000), 06/01/2014-05/31/2016 (Link to CCEFP).
  • National Science Foundation, IIS, NRI: Small: Understanding neuromuscular adaptations in human-robot physical interaction for adaptive robot co-workers (#1317718), PI: Ueda, co-PIs: Shinohara and Feigh, $1,199,427.00, 9/15/2013-8/31/2017. (Link to Award #1317718)
  • National Science Foundation, CMMI, Dynamic Systems, Role of Nonuniformly Quantized Actuation in Biological Motion Generation (#1300019), PI: Ueda, $289,417.00, 6/1/2013-5/31/2016. (Link to Award #1300019)
  • National Science Foundation Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, Fluid-Powered Surgery & Rehabilitation via Compact, Integrated Systems (renewed) (Y7-Y8), co-PIs: Barth, Vito, Webster, and Ueda, $344,812 (Ueda’s share $130,802), 06/01/2012-05/31/2014 (Link to CCEFP).
  • National Science Foundation, Division of Information & Intelligent Systems, EAGER: Muscle Adaptation Induced by the Physical Interaction with an Exoskeleton and its Application to Motor-Task Planning for Neurorehabilitation (#1142438), PI: Ueda and co-PI Shinohara, $49,863, 09/01/2011-08/31/2013 (Link to Award #1142438)
  • Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at GT 2011 Seed Grant, $25,000, – Spring 2012
  • National Science Foundation, Division of Computer and Network Systems, II-New: Motion Grammar Laboratory (#1059362), PI: Stilman, co-PIs, Christensen, Egerstedt, Essa, and Ueda, $303,000, 02/18/2011-02/28/2014 (Link to Award #1059362)
  • National Science Foundation, Cyber Physical Systems, CPS: Small: Generation of natural movement for a multiple degrees-of-freedom robot driven by stochastic cellular actuators (#0932208), PI: Ueda, $450,645, 9/1/2009-8/31/2012. (Link to Award #0932208)
  • National Science Foundation Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, 2G: Fluid-Powered Surgery & Rehabilitation via Compact, Integrated Systems (Y5-Y6), co-PIs: Webster, Ueda, $362,270 (Ueda’s share $137,439), 06/01/2010-05/31/2012 (Link to CCEFP).
  • General Motors, 11/01/2010-04/30/2011.
  • Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT), Piezoelectric Tweezers for Robotic Surgery and Intervention in MRI, PI: Ueda, $37,469, 01/01/2011-06/30/2011.
  • National Science Foundation-Japan Science and Technology Agency (NSF-JST) Strategic Cooperative program in Robotics, Joint Research Program for Innovative Rehabilitation Support Technology Based on Fusion of Engineering, Medical, and Physiological Sciences (US side PI: Ueda, Japan side PI: Ogasawara), 04/2010-09/2012 (Link to JST).
  • Georgia Tech/Emory Healthcare system institute Seed grant program, Extracting Impaired Modulation of Muscle Activation Pattern in Neurological Patients Using Pinpointed Muscle Control Robot, PI: Ueda, co-PIs: Shinohara, Krishnamoothy, $50,000, 09/01/2008-06/30/2009 (Link to HSI)

Funding (at NAIST)

  • Grants-in-aid of Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 16300058 (Ueda:co-I), 30304158 (Ueda:co-I), 13450104 (Ueda:co-I), 18300194 (Ueda: International Collaborator)
  • Mitsubishi Foundation, PI:Ogasawara, co-PIs: Ueda and Takemura, Human gait measurement and analysis, 2004-2005
  • Sharp Corporation, Fingerprint Pointing Device, 2004
  • Research subsidy from Suzuki Foundation (Suzuki motor co., Japan), March 2004
  • Research subsidy from Artificial Intelligence Research Promotion Foundation, Japan, Dec., 2003

Awards

  • 2015 Advanced Robotics Best Paper Award
  • Woodruff Faculty Fellow, 2015-2020
  • Semi-Plenary Presentation Finalist,  2012 ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Conference
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
    2009 Early Academic Career Award in Robotics and Automation
  • Best Automation Paper Finalist
    2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
  • Postdoctoral fellowships for research abroad
    JSPS (the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), 2004
    Scholarship from Feb. 2006 to Feb. 2008 at MIT
  • Overseas advanced educational research practice support program
    MEXT (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan), 2004
    Scholarship from March 1, 2005 to Jan. 31, 2006 at MIT
  • Special award of 2004 Original Paper Awards from FANUC FA and Robot Foundation, March 4, 2005
  • Research incentive award from Human Interface Society, March 2, 2004
  • As advisor for the following student awards and recognitions:
    • 2011 Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference Travel Award (Greg Henderson)
    • 2011 ARCS Fellowship (Joshua Schultz)
    • 2012 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship (Ellenor Brown)
    • 2012 Air Products ME Undergraduate Research Award (James Shealy)
    • 2012 ASME DSCD Best Student Paper on Mechatronics (William Gallagher)
    • 2013 Air Products ME Undergraduate Research Award (Ilya Kovalenko)
    • 2013 Georgia Tech President’s Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA) (Ravi Haksar and Rohan Katoch)
    • 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (Ravi Haksar and Cole Simpson)
    • 2014 Fulbright Fellowship (Cole Simpson)
    • 2014 Georgia Space Grant Consortium Fellowship (Ellenor Brown)
    • 2014 Georgia Tech President’s Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA) (Ilya Kovalenko)
    • 2014 2nd Place, Technical Poster Presentation, FPIRC14 (formerly CCEFP annual PI meeting), Nashville (Melih Turkseven)
    • 2015 Georgia Tech Career,  Research, Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC), $1500 Travel Grant (Michael Kim)
    • 2015 IEEE ICRA 2015, Student Travel Grant (Michael Kim)
    • 2016 Georgia Tech Career,  Research, Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC), $1500 Travel Grant (Michael Kim)
    • 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (Ilya Kovalenko)

Service

  • Journal Editorial Board
    • Associate Editor, IEEE RAS Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)
    • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2014-present
    • Associate (Technical) Editor, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2008-2012
    • Editorial board, Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, April 2004 – March 2005
  • Conference organization
    • Organizing Committee, Publication Chair, 2016 IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2016)
    • Organizing Committee, Program Co-Chair, IEEE/SICE SII2016
    • Organizing Committee, Publication Chair, 2014 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO2014)
    • Organizing Committee, Young and student member chair, the 2012 ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2012)
  • Conference Program Committee
    • Associate Editor, ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Associate Editor, American Control Conference (ACC), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
    • Associate Editor, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
    • Associate Editor, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Associate Editor, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 2009, 2013
    • Associate Editor, 2013 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO2013)
    • Executive Program Committee, The third IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) 2010
    • Program Committee, Robotics Science and Systems Conference (RSS), 2010, 2014, 2015
  • Workshop/special session organization
    • Frontier (Special) Session Co-organizer, ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Conference, 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Invited Session Co-organizer on Biosystems and Wearable Devices, ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Conference, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
    • Panel Discussion Session Organizer and Moderator, Panel discussion session on Mechatronics for Biosystems and Healthcare, at the 2010 IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Conference, Montreal, Canada, July 2010
    • Workshop co-organizer, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014)
    • Workshop co-organizer, 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013)
    • Workshop co-organizer, Biologically-inpired Actuation, the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011)
  • Journal Special Issue organization
  • Others
    • Director for the Robotics PhD Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-
    • Associate Director of Academic, the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech, 2015-
    • National Science Foundation Review Panel, 2010, 2013, 2013
    • Technical Committee Member, Biosystems and Healthcare, ASME Dynamics, Measurement & Control Division, October 2009-present
    • Technical Committee Member, Mechatronics, ASME Dynamics, Measurement & Control Division, 2014–present
    • Faculty Advisor, Georgia Institute of Technology RoboJackets
    • Robotics REU Advisor, REU Site: Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) , National Science Foundation #1263049, 5/1/2013-4/30/2016, PI: Ayanna Howard
    • Training Faculty, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Training Movement Scientists: Focus on Prosthetics and Orthotics (1T32 HD055180-01A1) at the School of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Student advisor, NRT: Accessibility, Rehabilitation, and Movement Science (ARMS): An Interdisciplinary Traineeship Program in Human-Centered Robotics, National Science Foundation #1545287, 09/01/2015-8/31/2020, PI: Ayanna Howard

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