Prof. Yeesock Kim

Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kim, Yeesock
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Area of Expertise: Structural Control, Smart Structures, System Identification, Health Monitoring
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Prof. Kim joined WPI after serving as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he developed adaptive control systems for hazard mitigation of large civil structures. He is also president, CEO, and chief scientist at Advanced Structural Control & Monitoring (ASCM). In his research, Prof. Kim seeks to overcome some of the challenges that have stood in the way of using smart control devices like magnetorheological (MR) dampers within a large structure—including the nonlinear coupling of the structure and the smart dampers. He is addressing this challenge by exploring bio-inspired adaptive controls; sensor fault diagnosis methodology for efficient control of buildings employing smart control devices subjected to a variety of earthquake loadings; and a multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) smart nonlinear control, among other techniques.

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