Bo Chen

Bo Chen

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Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dave House Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering

  • PhD, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California-Davis

Biography

Dr. Chen is the Dave House Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Davis, in 2005. Dr. Chen conducts interdisciplinary researches in the areas of mechatronics and embedded systems, agent technology, modeling and control of hybrid electric vehicles, cyber-physical systems, and automation. Her research projects are funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and industrial partners. Dr. Chen has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. She received the Best Paper Award at 2008 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications.  

Dr. Chen is currently serving as the Chair of the Technical Committee on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and the Chair of the Technical Committee on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications of ASME Design Engineering Division. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Dr. Chen has served as Program Chair, Symposium Chair, and Session Chair for a number of international conferences. She was the General Chair of 2013 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications.

Areas of Interest

  • Mechatronics and embedded systems
  • Agent Technology
  • IC engine management systems
  • Modeling and control of hybrid electric vehicles
  • Battery control for HEV and energy storage systems
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Automation

Recent Publications

  • Yang Li, Pushkar Agashe, Zicheng Ge, and Bo Chen, “Rapid Prototyping Energy Management System for a Single Shaft Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicle Using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation,” SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains, vol. 2, no, 2, pp. 241-251, July 2013. Read More
  • Lei Feng, Wenjia Liu, and Bo Chen, “Driving Pattern Recognition for Adaptive Hybrid Vehicle Control,” SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains, vol. 1, no, 1, pp. 169-179, June 2012. Read More
  • Bo Chen and Chuanzhi Zang, “A Hybrid Immune Model for Unsupervised Structural Damage Pattern Recognition,” Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 1650-1658, 2011. Read More
  • Wenjia Liu and Bo Chen, “Optimal Control of Mobile Monitoring Agents in Immune-Inspired Wireless Monitoring Networks,” Journal of Network and Computer Applications, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 1818-1826, 2011. Read More
  • Bo Chen and Wenjia Liu, “Mobile Agent Computing Paradigm for Building a Flexible Structural Health Monitoring Sensor Network,” Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 504-516, 2010. Read More
  • Bo Chen and Harry H. Cheng, “A Review of the Applications of Agent Technology in Traffic and Transportation Systems,” IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 485-497, 2010. Read More
  • Bo Chen and Chuanzhi Zang, “Artificial Immune Pattern Recognition for Structure Damage Classification,” Computers & Structures, vol. 87, no. 21-22, pp. 1394-1407, 2009. Read More
  • Bo Chen, Harry H. Cheng, and Joe Palen, “Integrating Mobile Agent Technology with Multi-Agent Systems for Distributed Traffic Detection and Management Systems,” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2009. Read More