Welcome to my webpage detailing my research and projects.  My research interest include developing new diagnostic techniques and sensor systems for a variety of application including combustion, hypersonics, robotics and biomedical applications.  I utilize optical spectroscopy, ultra-fast laser optics, digital holography, magnetostatics, stochastic system identification techniques, and robotics to study physical phenomena.  In order to develop instrumentation, I enjoy mechanical, electrical, and software/firmware design.

I received my S.B. in 2008, double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Economics at MIT. I completed my S.M. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2010 and I worked on nonlinear stochastic system identification techniques.  I received my Ph.D. from MIT in February 2015 and my work was on the design of miniature Fourier transform imaging spectrometers and advanced sampling techniques from the MIT BioInstrumentation Lab.  I am currently a postdoctoral appointee at Sandia National Laboratories and a research affiliate with MIT.

Contact: ellenyichen@gmail.com

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