Lab Director

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Chin-Hsing KUO

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)
43, Sec. 4, Keelung Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan

Tel: +886-2-27376486
chkuo717@me.ntust.edu.tw


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中文簡介-Chinese version

Biography

Dr Chin-Hsing Kuo received his BEng and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tamkang University and National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and the PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London, UK in 2011. He joined National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) in February 2011, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr Kuo’s research interests are focused on the interactive mechanisms and robots, by which the motion and force of a mechanical or robot system are jointly synthesized based on their interaction with the user and environment. He is the General Chair of the 6th IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics (ISRM 2019) to be held in Taipei, Taiwan. He has been in the organization teams for the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conferences for several years, and he was the Program Chair of the 4th IEEE/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics (ReMAR 2018), the Local Organiser and Master of Ceremonies of The 14th IFToMM World Congress in 2015, the Associate Editors of IEEE ICRA, IROS, and CASE conferences, and the General Chair of 2015 National Conference on Mechanism and Machine Theory in Taiwan. He received several prestigious national and international awards including the ASME Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award, being this award’s only Asian recipient thus far in its 22-year history, and the Ta-You Wu Memorial Award from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology, the most distinguished national honour for young scholars in all disciplines for excellence in scientific and technological research. He has also received the Best Paper Awards of the 3rd IFToMM Asian MMS Conference and Best Paper Award of the First ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR) Conference. Dr Kuo is currently the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics and the Topic Editor of Mechanical Sciences.

Dr Kuo was a Specially Appointed Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan from June 2017 to September 2017. He has held several visiting positions at the University of Minnesota (USA), Johns Hopkins University (USA), University of Genoa (Italy), and Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). From 2012 to 2014, Dr Kuo was the Section Leader of Learning Resources Section in Teaching and Learning Center of Taiwan Tech. He is currently the CEO of Executive Master of Research and Development (EMRD) Program at Taiwan Tech.

Education

Duration Degree Major Institution
09/2007-01/2011 PhD Mechanical Engineering King's College London, UK
09/2002-06/2004 MSc Mechanical Engineering National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
09/1998-06/2002 BEng Mechanical Engineering Tamkang University, Taiwan

Professional Employments

Duration Title Department Institution
02/2016-present Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
02/2011-01/2016 Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
01/2006-07/2007 Research Assistant Department of Mechanical Engineering National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Administrative Appointments

Duration Title Department Institution
2017/08-present CEO Executive Master of Research and Development Program (EMRD) Taiwan Tech
02/2012-07/2014 Section Leader Learning Resources Section, Teaching and Learning Center Taiwan Tech
02/2013-07/2013 Assistant to the Dean College of Engineering Taiwan Tech

Academic Experiences

Duration Position Held Department Institution
06/2017–09/2017 Specially Appointed Associate Professor School of Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
07/2014–08/2014 Visiting Scholar Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
(Host: Prof. Just Herder)
07/2012-08/2012 Visiting Research Professor Medical Devices Center University of Minnesota, USA
(Host: Prof. Arthur Erdman)
09/2008-06/2009 Visiting Research Student NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology The Johns Hopkins University, USA
(Host: Prof. Russell H. Taylor)
08/2008-08/2008 Visiting Research Student Department of Mechanics and Machine Design University of Genova, Italy
(Host: Prof. Rezia Molfino)
10/2009-09/2010 President King’s College London Taiwanese Society, UK

Professional Activities

Society & Committee Service

Duration Position Society & Committee
2014-2020 Elected General Member ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee
2013-present
2018-2019
Member
Deputy Chair
IFToMM Technical Committee for Linkages and Mechanical Controls
2014-present Member IFToMM Technical Committee for Computational Kinematics
2016-present Executive Council Member Chinese Society of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Taiwan

Conference Organization

Year Role Conference name
2019 General Chair The 6th IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics (ISRM 2019)
2018 Workshop and Tutorial Chair ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2018)
2016 International Participation Co-Chair ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2016)
2015 Promotion Committee Vice Chair The 14th IFToMM World Congress, Taiwan
2012- Symposium Co-Organizer ASME IDETC Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
2014- Associate Editor IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)
2012 Symposium Chair 2nd ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR)

Editorship

Duration Position Publication Name
09/2018-09/2021 Associate Editor ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics
09/2016-now Topical Editor Mechanical Sciences
01/2012-12/2013 Editorial Board Member International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems

Honors & Awards

Year Award Title Awarder
2018 Ta-You Wu Memorial Award
(The award is generally recognized as the most distinguished national honour in Taiwan for young scholars in all disciplines for excellence in scientific and technological research.)
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
2018 Young Engineering Professor Award Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineering, Taiwan
2014 Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award The 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference in ASME IDETC 2014
2014 Best Paper Award The 3rd IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science (Asian MMS)
2014 Best Paper Award
Professor Ching-Huan Tseng Memorial Award
The 17th National Conference on Mechanism and Machine Theory, Taiwan
2014 Excellent Young Investigator Research Grant Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
2013 Young Investigator Award National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
2013 Mechanical Industry-Academics Collaboration Award Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry, Taiwan
2012 Honorable Mentioned Paper Award The 2nd ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2012)