Welcome to the Dynamics & Intelligent Systems Group

Welcome to Dr. Yongchao Yang’s Dynamics & Intelligent Systems (DIS) Group at Michigan Technological University. We aim to understand dynamics behaviors of structures and systems and enable intelligent engineering systems. Our specific research includes Sensing, Modeling, Analysis, and Control of dynamic structures and systems, spanning the broad areas of system identification & control and experimental & computational mechanics, combining approaches from machine (deep) learning and computer vision with optical and acoustical tools.

To this end, we develop novel computational sensing tools and “physics-guided” machine learning methodology for high-fidelity modeling, identification, and characterization of complex structural, material, and system behaviors. Our work strives to advance applications for structural health monitoring, non-destructive evaluations, dynamical system identification and control in the broad areas of cyber-physical systems.

We are grateful for funding from our sponsors:


December 2021

Hiring a postdoc/scientist in Ultrasonics: post.

July 2022

Dr. Yang receives the 2022 Achenbach Medal “for outstanding achievement in the advancement of SHM” [News].

June 2022

Our paper on full-field imaging and modeling of cable dynamics is the Top 10 most downloaded paper in Wiley SCHM [paper].

June 2022

Our new paper on generation of selective single-mode guided waves is published in Applied Physics Letters [paper].

May 2022

Our new paper on imaging of the Fred-Hartman cable-stayed bridge is published in SCHM [paper].

March 2022

Group member Dr. Homin Song appointed assistant professor at Gachon University, Korea. Congrats Homin!

March 2022

Group member Tyler Fabian selected to receive Departmental Scholar Award of MTU. Congrats Tyler!

Februray 2022

Shanwu and Vahhab presented their work on predictive modeling of nonlinear dynamical systems in IMAC 2022.

January 2022

Our new paper on accelerated ultrasonic imaging, is published in Ultrasonics [paper].

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