People

Director

Dr. Chenhui Shao (Profile Page, Google Scholar)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2016
M.A. in Statistics, University of Michigan, 2013
M.S.E. in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013
B.E. in Automation, University of Science and Technology of China, 2009

Phone: (217) 300-4750
Email: chshao@illinois.edu
Address: 252 CAB, 605 E Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

Graduate Students

Mr. Yuhang Yang (Ph.D., 2016 – present)
Yuhang Yang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. He received his B.S. degree in Physics and Mathematics from The Ohio State University in 2015, and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UIUC in 2017. His research focuses on data-driven algorithm and methodology for modeling, monitoring, control and operation in manufacturing. He is currently working with Dr. Koric’s team at NCSA on a project that aims to establish a new paradigm for multi-level decision-making by leveraging big data analytics and HPC.

Email: yang221@illinois.edu
Address: 1324 MEL, 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

Mr. Siyuan Chen (Ph.D., 2017 – present)
Siyuan Chen is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2017. During his undergraduate studies, Siyuan engaged in the development of a fully-automated 3D printing service, Maker Commons, as an undergraduate researcher. His research focuses on sensor integration and algorithm for monitoring, diagnosis and control of manufacturing processes.

Email: siyuanc2@illinois.edu
Address: 1324 MEL, 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

 

Mr. Yuquan Meng (Ph.D., 2017 – present)
Yuquan Meng is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. He received his B.S. degree in Thermal Science and Energy Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China. He has very broad research interests, including manufacturing, machine learning, control, fluid mechanics, computational complexity, network science. Apart from his broad research interests and ambitions, his biggest dream is to become a good lecturer, so that everyone can learning something useful.

Email: yuquanm2@illinois.edu
Address: 1324 MEL, 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

Mr. Zhiqiao Dong (Ph.D., 2019 – present)

Zhiqiao Dong is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. He received his B.E. in Automation and B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2019. His research interests include modeling, monitoring and control in manufacturing. He is currently working on modeling and interpolation of spatial process.

 

Email: zhiqiao5@illinois.edu
Address: 1324 MEL, 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

Mr. Min-Hsiu Hsu (M.S., 2019 – present)
Min-Hsiu Hsu is an M.S. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2018. His research interests include data science, machine learning, and their applications in manufacturing. He is currently working on the development of a non‐destructive evaluation methodology for the quantification and prognostics of accumulated fatigue damage using multi‐sensor fusion approaches.

Email: mhhsu2@illinois.edu
Address: 1324 MEL, 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

Ms. Shichen Li (Ph.D., 2020 – present)
Shichen Li is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. She received her B.S. Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Beihang University in 2019, and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UIUC in 2021.. Her research interests include data science, machine learning, and their applications in manufacturing. She is currently working on leveraging artificial intelligence techniques to enhance the intelligence of convective air-drying processes.

Email: shichen8@illinois.edu
Address: 1324 MEL, 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

Mr. Kuan-Chieh Lu (Ph.D., 2020 – present)
Kuan-Chieh Lu is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University, where he studied robotic design and dynamic system simulation. His research interest includes control theorem and quality control.  He is currently working on the development of a real-time controller for ultrasonic welding and the application of machine learning in quality control.

Email: kclu3@illinois.edu
Address: 1324 MEL, 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

 

Mr. Manan Mehta (Ph.D., 2020 – Present)
Manan Mehta is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. He received his B.E. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, in 2019. He is broadly interested in applying statistical and machine learning techniques to smart manufacturing applications. He is currently working on adaptive and one-shot sampling designs for multi-task and multi-resolution Gaussian Processes with applications in surface shape prediction.

Email: mananm2@illinois.edu
Address: 1324 MEL, 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

Ms. Sixian Jia (Ph.D., 2020 – Present)
Sixian Jia is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 2020. Her research interests are machine learning and Gaussian Processes Regression in smart manufacturing. She is working on machine learning, data analytic, and modeling with two-photon lithography.

Email: sixianj2@illinois.edu
Address: 1324 MEL, 105 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

Alumni

Mr. Qasim Nazir (MS, now with MathWorks), 2020

Mr. Haotian Chen (MS, now with ECE Department at UIUC), 2019

Mr. Hao Wu (Visiting scholar), 2019

Mr. Kai Xu (Visiting scholar), 2018

Mr. Jiaxin Wu (MS, now with ISE Department at UIUC), 2018

Mr. Di Zhu (MS), 2017

Mr. Xudong Shao (MS), 2017

Mr. Letao Wang (MS, now with SAIC-GM), 2017

Ms. Dayae Frail (MS, now with John Deere), 2017

Mr. Yao Xue (MS, now with Amazon.com, Inc.), 2016

Undergraduate Alumni