Ye Zhao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Postdoc Fellow    Harvard University                            2018
Ph.D.                    The University of Texas at Austin     2016
M.S.                     The University of Texas at Austin      2013
B.S.                      Harbin Institute of Technology          2011

Institute Affiliation
The Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Decision and Control Laboratory
Machine Learning Center
Supply Chain and Logistics Institute

Selected Professional Service
Associate Editor. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2024 – present).
Associate Editor. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (2023 – present).
Associate Editor. IEEE Control Systems Letters (2022 – present).
Associate Editor. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (2019 – 2022).
Co-Chair. IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Whole-Body Control (2022 present)
ICT Chair. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2018).
Co-Chair. Student Activities Committee, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2016).

Selected Awards & Recognition
2023 Best Paper Award, NeurIPS Workshop on Touch Processing: A New Sensing
         Modality for AI (as student advisor)
2023 George W. Woodruff School Faculty Research Award, Georgia Tech
2023 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program Award
2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
2022 First place in the Robotics Track of the Vertically Integrated Program (VIP)
         Innovation Competition, Georgia Tech
(as student advisor)
2022 IEEE Senior Member
2021 Best Automation Paper Award (Finalist), IEEE International Conference on Robotics
Automation (ICRA) (as student advisor)
2021 Woodruff Academic Leadership Fellow, Georgia Tech
2021 First place in the Hardware, Devices & Robotics Track of the VIP Innovation
Georgia Tech (as student advisor)
2020 Late-Breaking Results Best Poster Award, IEEE/ASME International Conference on
Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) (as student advisor)
2020 Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow, Georgia Tech
2019-2022 Recipient of “Thank a Teacher” Certificate, Georgia Tech Center for
         Enhancement of Teaching
and Learning
2019 Woodruff School Teaching Fellow, Georgia Tech
2016, 2017, 2022 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Paper
2016 IEEE-RAS Best Whole-Body-Control Paper Award Finalist (as student co-author)
2016 IEEE-RAS Best Whole-Body-Control Video Award Finalist (as student co-author)