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Yingzi Lin

334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD (2004), Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

Research & Scholarship Interests

Human-machine interactions, interface design and user experiences, system integration and evaluation; smart systems and nonintrusive sensors, human friendly mechatronics, human state detection and information fusion; human factors in transportation and healthcare
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Paper Award (2013), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • Excellence in Research Award (2012), Northeastern University’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE)
  • Early Career Development Award (2011), College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • CAREER Award (2010), National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Best Methodology Award (2005), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society New England Chapter
  • University Faculty Award (2004), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Best Paper Award (1997), International Society of Terrain-Vehicle System (ISTVS)

Teaching Interests

  • Human factors engineering
  • Biosensors and human behavior measurement
  • Human factors and ergonomics in design applications

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Selected Publications

  • M. Yu, Y. Lin, J. Breugelmans, X. Wang, G. Gao, X. Tang, A Spatial-Temporal Trajectory Clustering Algorithm for Eye Fixations Identification, International Journal of Intelligent Data Analysis, 20(2), 2016, 377-393
  • P. Wan, C. Wu, Y. Lin, X. Ma, Z. Huang, A Recognition Model of Driving Anger Based on Belief Rule Base, Transportation Systems Engineering and Information, 15(5), 2015, 1-8
  • M. Yu, Y. Lin, X. Wang, D. Schmidt, Y. Wang, Human-Robot Interaction Based on Gaze Gesture for the Drone Teleoperation, Journal of Eye Movement Research, 7(4), 2014, 1-14
  • S. Radhakrishnan, Y. Lin, A. Zeid, S. Kamarthi, Design, Evaluation and Implementation of Gesture Based Functions for CAD Modeling System Using the Multitouch Interface, International Journal of Human-computer Studies, 71(3), 2013, 261-275
  • H. Cai, Y. Lin, Coordinating Cognitive Assistances with Cognitive Engagement Control Approaches in Human-Machine Interactions, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part A: Humans and Systems, 42(2), 2012, 286-294
  • Y. Lin, A Natural Contact Sensor Paradigm for Non-intrusive and Realtime Sensing of Bio-Signals in Human-Machine Interactions, IEEE Sensors Journal, Special Issue on Cognitive Sensor Networks, 11(3), 2011, 522-529
  • G. Yang, Y. Lin, P. Bhattacharya, A Driver Fatigue Recognition Model Based on Information Fusion and Dynamic Bayesian Network, Information Sciences, 180, 2010, 1942-1954
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Related News

September 7, 2018

Yingzi Lin, MIE associate professor and director of the Intelligent Human-Machine Systems Lab, to lead $1.2M NSF grant to develop a Continuous Objective Multimodal Pain Assessment Sensing System (COMPASS) that improves pain assessment and management, reduces opioid dependency and advances the field of pain management research and patient safety.

May 15, 2018

CEE Assistant Professor Qi "Ryan" Wang (PI) and MIE Associate Professor Yingzi Lin (co-PI) were awarded a $200K NSF grant for "Personalized Systems for Wayfinding for First Responders".

April 26, 2017

IE PhD student Jing Xu won the "Volpe Best Presentation Award" at the 2017 New England Chapter Human Factors and Ergonomics Society student research conference.