Dr. Ya Wang

Assistant Professor

Stony Brook University

Dr. Ya Wang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the State University of New York, Stony Brook (2013 - date). Before then, she was a Postdoc research fellow at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. (2007 – 2012) in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on dynamic properties of smart materials, applied to energy harvesting, sensing and control, sponsored by NSF, DOE ARPA-E, DOD ONR, DOT UTRC, and local industrials. Dr. Wang was awarded 2015 Special Congressional Recognition, and 2015 DOE Wave Energy Prize. She is also advisor to Six Semi-finalists of Intel/Regeneron Science Talent Search. She has authored 1 book chapter, 27 journal and 30 conference proceeding papers and filed 1 U.S. utility, and 5 provisional patents.

Presentation: Optically Chopped PIR Sensor for Occupancy Detection and Activity Tracking

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