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Junmin Wang


Lee Norris & Linda Steen Norris Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

Department Research Areas:
Robotics and Intelligent Mechanical Systems

Mobility Systems Laboratory

Dr. Junmin Wang is a professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the Accenture Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering.  He received the B.E. degree (with honors) in Automotive Engineering and his first M.S. degree in Power Machinery and Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing China in 1997 and 2000, respectively; his second and third M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 2007.  Prof. Wang started his academic career at Ohio State University as assistant professor in 2008 and was early promoted to associate professor in September 2013 and then very early promoted to full professor in June 2016.  In 2018, he left Ohio State University and joined University of Texas at Austin. Prof. Wang has a wide range of research interests covering control, modeling, estimation, optimization, and diagnosis of dynamical systems, especially for automotive, vehicle, transportation, smart, automated, and sustainable mobility applications.  Prof. Wang’s research contributions include the development of control and estimation methods that advance efficiency, cleanliness, and driving safety of conventional, electrified, connected and automated vehicles. He has five years of full-time industrial research experience (2003-2008) at Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, Texas) where he was a Senior Research Engineer and led research projects sponsored by more than 50 industrial companies and governmental agencies worldwide.  Prof. Wang’s research programs have been funded by federal agencies and industrial companies such as National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Energy (DOE), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM, Ford, Honda, Tenneco, Eaton, Ftech, and others. Dr. Wang is the author or co-author of more than 280 peer-reviewed publications including 140 journal articles and 12 U.S. patents.

Professor Wang received Ohio State University Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award in 2018, the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award in 2016, Ohio State University Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education in 2015, National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Ohio State University Lumley Research Award in 2012, SAE International Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award in 2011, as well as Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR-YIP) Award and ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2009. He is an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer (2015), SAE Fellow (2015), and ASME Fellow (2016).

Professor Junmin Wang serves as an Senior Editor, Editor, Technical Editor, or Associate Editor for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IFAC Control Engineering Practice, IFAC Mechatronics, ASME Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Journal of the Franklin Institute, and SAE International Journal of Engines. He has served as Chair of the ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee, Chair of the SAE International Control and Calibration Committee, member (Liaison for IEEE Control Systems Society) of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Steering Committee, and Vice Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems.

Selected Publications

  1. Scott Schnelle, Junmin Wang, Haijun Su, and Richard Jagacinski, “A Personalizable Driver Steering Model Capable of Predicting Driver Behaviors in Vehicle Collision Avoidance Maneuvers,” IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Vol. 47, Issue 5, pp. 625 – 635, 2017.
  2. Guoguang Zhang, Hui Zhang, Xiaoyu Huang, Junmin Wang, Hai Yu, and Roger Graaf, “Active Fault-Tolerant Control for Electric Vehicles with Independently Driven Rear In-Wheel Motors against Certain Actuator Faults,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 1557-1572, 2016.
  3. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang, “A Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management Strategy Using Stochastic Model Predictive Control with Road Grade Preview,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 2416 – 2423, 2015.
  4. Yan Chen and Junmin Wang, “Adaptive Energy-Efficient Control Allocation for Planar Motion Control of Over-Actuated Electric Ground Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 1362 – 1373, 2014.
  5. Rongrong Wang and Junmin Wang, “Actuator-Redundancy-Based Fault Diagnosis for Four Wheel Independently Actuated Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 239 – 249, 2014.

Most Recent Publications

  1. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang, “Globally Energy-optimal Speed Planning for Road Vehicles on a Given Route,” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 93C, pp. 148-160, 2018.
  2. Scott Schnelle, Junmin Wang, Richard Jagacinski, and Hai-jun Su, “A Feedforward and Feedback Integrated Lateral and Longitudinal Driver Model for Personalized Advanced Driver Assistance Systems,” Mechatronics, Vol. 50, pp. 177-188, 2018.
  3. Hui Zhang, Yang Shi, Junmin Wang, and Hong Chen, “A New Delay-compensation Scheme for Networked Control Systems in Controller Area Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 65, Issue 9, pp. 7239 – 7247, 2018.
  4. Yu She, Hai-Jun Su, Deshan Meng, Siyang Song, and Junmin Wang, “Design and Modeling of a Compliant Link for Inherently Safe Corobots,” ASME Transactions Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 10, pp. 011001-1-10, 2018.
  5. Yao Ma and Junmin Wang, “Integrated Power Management and Aftertreatment System Control for Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Road Grade Preview,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 66, Issue 12, pp. 10935-10945, 2017.
  6. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang, “A Stochastic Driver Pedal Behavior Model Incorporating Road Information,” IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Vol. 47, Issue 5, pp. 614 – 624, 2017.
  7. Zitian Yu and Junmin Wang, “Simultaneous Estimation of Vehicle Center of Gravity and Inertial Parameters Based on Ackermann’s Steering Geometry,” ASME Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 139, Issue 3, 031006 (13 pages), 2017.
  8. Jinxiang Wang, Guoguang Zhang, Rongrong Wang, Scott C. Schnelle, and Junmin Wang, “A Gain-Scheduling Driver Assistance Trajectory-Following Algorithm Considering Different Driver Steering Characteristics,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 1097 – 1108, 2017.
  9. Hui Zhang, Pingen Chen, Junmin Wang, and Yue-Yun Wang, “Integrated Study of Inland-Vessel Diesel Engine Two-Cell SCR Systems with Dynamic References,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 1195-1206, 2017.
  10. Guoguang Zhang, Zitian Yu, and Junmin Wang, “Correction of Contaminated Yaw Rate Signal and Estimation of Sensor Bias for an Electric Vehicle under Normal Driving Conditions,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 87, pp. 64 – 80, 2017.