Zhe Xu, PhD

Education​



  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

           Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, 2015


           Advisors: Prof. Emanuel Todorov, Prof. Joshua Smith, and Prof. Yoky Matsuoka (former)
           Dissertation: Design and Control of an Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand: Learning Advantages From                              the Human Body & Brain


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

           Master of Science, Bioengineering, 2007


  • China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

​           Bachelor of Engineering, with distinction, Mechanical Engineering, 2004



Research Experience



  • GRAB Lab, Yale University (April 2015 ~ present)

           Post-doctoral Associate


               -- Working on digital manufacturing with reconfigurable materials.


           Ph.D. student, Research Assistant


               -- Designed and controlled the anatomically corrected testbed (ACT) hand and the highly biomimetic                                anthropomorphic robotic hand.


           MS student, Research Assistant


               -- Designed, prototyped and controlled the Dusty robot. 


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (August 2005 ~ May 2007)

           MS student, Research Assistant

     
               -- Designed and modeled a novel multi-airlifting membrane bioreactor based on hydrodynamic and cell                            cultivation experiments.  


  • National Key Laboratory, China Agricultural University (March 2003 ~ February 2004)

           Undergraduate student


               -- Designed and prototyped the inoculation machine.



Teaching Experience



  • CSE 352 - Hardware Design and Implementation, Spring 2014

           Teaching Assistant


  • CSE 344 - Introduction to Data Management, Fall 2013

           Teaching Assistant


  • ​CSE 414 - Introduction to Database Systems, Spring 2013

           Teaching Assistant



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