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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 Lee Norris & Linda Steen Norris Endowed Professorship.  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 as Accenture Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. 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.  His 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), Texas Department of Transportation, GM, Ford, Honda, Tenneco, Eaton, Denso, Ftech, and others.

Prof. Wang is a recipient of the 2020 ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Best Paper Award, 2019 IEEE Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award, 2018 IEEE Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, 2018 Ohio State University Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award, 2015 Ohio State University Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2012 Ohio State University Lumley Research Award, 2011 SAE International Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award, and 2009 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR-YIP) Award. He is an SAE Fellow (2015), ASME Fellow (2016), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2019), and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Speaker (2019-2025).

Professor Junmin Wang has served as General Chair of 2021 (inaugural) AACC-IFAC Modeling, Estimation and Control Conference, 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, ASME Journal of Autonomous Vehicles and Systems, Vehicle Systems Dynamics, 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, and Vice Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems.

Prof. Wang has supervised 18 Ph.D. students and 2 post-doc researchers to completion with 12 of them being faculty members at various universities and 8 of them as researchers in industry and government. Dr. Wang is the author or co-author of more than 380 peer-reviewed publications including 193 journal articles and 13 U.S. / European patents.  He received six best paper awards from IEEE, ASME, and SAE.  Junmin Wang’s Google Scholar Citations.

Recent Publications

  1. Yao Ma and Junmin Wang, “Personalized Driving Behaviors and Fuel Economy over Realistic Commute Traffic: Modeling, Correlation, and Prediction,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 71, Issue 7, pp. 7084-7094, 2022.
  2. Xingyu Zhou, Zejiang Wang, Heran Shen, and Junmin Wang, “A Mixed L1/H2 Robust Observer with An Application to Driver Steering Torque Estimation for Autopilot-Human Shared Steering,” ASME Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, vol. 144, issue 7, pp. 071007, 2022.
  3. Xingyu Zhou, Zejiang Wang, Heran Shen, and Junmin Wang, “Robust Adaptive Path-Tracking Control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles with Considerations of Steering System Backlash,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, vol. 7, issue 2, pp. 315 – 325, 2022
  4. Heran Shen, Xingyu Zhou, Zejiang Wang, and Junmin Wang, “State of Charge Estimation for Lithium-ion Battery using Transformer with Immersion and Invariance Adaptive Observer,” Journal of Energy Storage, Vol. 45, 103768, 2022.
  5. Chuan Hu and Junmin Wang, “Trust-Based and Individualizable Adaptive Cruise Control Using Control Barrier Function Approach with Prescribed Performance,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 23, issue 7, pp. 6974 – 6984, 2022.
  6. Zejiang Wang, Adrian Cosio, and Junmin Wang, “Implementation Resource Allocation for Collision-Avoidance Assistance Systems Considering Driver Capabilities,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 12822-12832, 2022.
  7. Xingyu Zhou, Zejiang Wang, Heran Shen, and Junmin Wang, “Systematic Synthesis of a Class of Smooth Parameter Projection Operators for Stable Adaptive Systems,” ASME Letters in Dynamic Systems and Control, Vol. 2, 031009, 2022.
  8. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang, “Worst-Case Relative Cost Optimal Control for Dynamic Systems with Finite Admissible Disturbance Sequence Sets,” International Journal of Control, vol. 94, No. 8, pp. 2296-2303, 2021.
  9. Yu She, Zhaoyuan Gu, Siyang Song, Hai-Jun Su, and Junmin Wang, “Design, Modeling, and Manufacturing of a Variable Lateral Stiffness Arm via Shape Morphing Mechanisms,” ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 13, 031020, 2021.
  10. Yimin Chen, Xinjie Zhang, and Junmin Wang, “Robust Vehicle Driver Assistance Control for Handover Scenarios Considering Driving Performances,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 51, Issue 7, pp. 4160 – 4170, 2021.