Dr. Yu is the Vice President of Advanced Concepts at SSCI. He is primarily responsible for identifying new research directions and leading technology-focused teams to develop new concepts and innovative solutions. His current focus includes enabling SSCI’s Collaborative Mission Autonomy (CMA) solutions with advanced AI-driven behaviors
Since joining SSCI, he has led DoD, NASA and NIH funded efforts in the areas of machine learning, control and autonomy. He is instrumental in developing the closed-loop sensing technologies that integrate platform autonomy with knowledge acquisition and machine learning in a unified framework. The closed-loop sensing family of technologies has been successfully implemented in applications across multiple domains as part of the CMA solutions. Previously, he led the SSCI team as part of the Army Handheld Standoff Mine Detection (HSTAMIDS) program. His machine learning algorithm is currently part of AN/PSS-14.
Dr. Yu holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.