Yingzi Lin, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Bioengineering Department
  • Director, Intelligent Human Machine Systems Laboratory
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Human Factors Program, College of Engineering
  • Northeastern University
  • Office: 357 Snell Engineering
  • Tel: 617-373-8610
  • Fax: 617-373-2921
  • Email: yi.lin@northeastern.edu
  • Website: www.coe.neu.edu/~yilin

Dr. Yingzi Lin is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, where she directs the Intelligent Human-Machine Systems (IHMS) Laboratory. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor in the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and major industries such as GM and BOSE. She is a recipient of a few prestigious research awards, including NSF CAREER award and NSERC UFA (University Faculty Award). She has published hundreds of technical papers in referred journals and conference proceedings. Her area of expertise includes: intelligent human-machine systems, driver-vehicle systems, smart structures and systems, sensors and sensing systems, multimodality information fusion, human machine interface design, and human friendly mechatronics.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests

  • Human Factors and Applications
  • Smart Sensors and Intelligent Systems
  • Human Factors in Healthcare and Patient Safety
  • Driver Vehicle Systems and Transportation Safety

Teaching Interests

  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Human Performance in Sociotechnical Systems
  • Biosensors and Human Behavior Measurement
  • Capstone Design
  • Human Machine Systems in a Global Context

Honors and Awards (Selected)

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • NSERC University Faculty Award, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Professional Affiliations

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)