Dongjun Lee


Assistant Professor

Dept. of Mech., Aero. & Biomed. Engineering

502 Dougherty Hall

Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville

Knoxville, TN 37996-2210

(phone) 865-974-5309 (fax) 865-974-5274

(email) djlee at utk dot edu   (personal webpage)

(dept. webpage)       



       - Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota-Minneapolis, May 2004

       - M.S. Automation and Design, KAIST, Seoul, Korea, Feb. 1997

       - B.S. Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Taejon, Korea, Feb. 1995


       - Assistant Professor, July 2006 -Present
             Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville

       - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, January 2004 - June 2006
             Coordinated Science Laboratory, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

       - Engine Development Engineer, January 1997 - May 1999
             Powertrain Research Group, Central R & D Center, Kia Motors, Korea


       research interests

            teleoperation; haptics; nonholonomic mechanics & control; multiagent cooperative control;

            multirobot coordination, cooperative manipulation & teleoperation; human interactive robots;

            biped walking; multiple UAV formation flying


       current projects               

               - Feedback Control of Multiple Nonholonomic Mechanical Systems: Geometry, Passivity & Communication  

                     (NSF CMMI Control Systems, project page, September 2007-)

             - CAREER: Passivity-Based Distributed Frameworks for Multiuser Shared Haptic Collaboration over

                     the Internet (NSF IIS-RI, project page, March 2009 -)

         recent publications (full publication list, see here)            

             - Passive-Set-Position-Modulation Framework for Interactive Robotic Systems, D. J. Lee & K. Huang,

                   IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 26(2) p.354-369, 2010 (pdf)

             - Peer-to-Peer Control Architecture for Multiuser Haptic Collaboration over Undirected Delayed

                   Packet-Switching Network, D. J. Lee & K. Huang, ICRA 2010 (to appear: pdf)            

             - Passivity-Based Position Consensus of Multiple Mechanical Integrators with Communication,

                   K. Huang & D. J. Lee, ACC 2010 (to appear: pdf)           

             - Passive Decomposition and Control of Nonholonomic Mechanical Systems, D. J. Lee,

                   IEEE Transactions on Robotics (submitted - conference versions: IFAC08, CDC10)

             - Passive Configuration Decomposition and Passivity-Based Practical Stabilization of Nonholonomic  

                   Mechanical Systems with Symmetry, D. J. Lee, CDC 2010 (submitted - older version RSS07)             

             - Extension of Colgate's Passivity Condition to Variable-Rate Haptics, D. J. Lee, IROS 2009 (pdf)

             - On Passive Non-Iterative Variable-Step Numerical Integration of Mechanical Systems for Haptic

                   Rendering, D. J. Lee & K. Huang, DSCC 2008 (pdf)


        research lab:  Interactive & Networked Robotics Lab



          - ME451: Control Systems (F08, F09)

          - ME405/505: Mechatronics (S10)

          - ME586: Mechanics and Control of Robotic Manipulator (F07,F08)

          - ME621: Advanced Control Techniques in Robotics (S09)

          - ME363: System Dynamics (S08)


      students:  Interactive & Networked Robotics Lab

   awards, honors & services

       - NSF CAREER Award 2009

       - Associate Editor: ICRA 2007-; IROS 2008-; CDC 2010

       - Program Committee: RSS 2009; UKC08 MRM Symposium (Co-Chair); IROS 2009

       - NSF Panel: 2008 (CMMI); 2008 (IIS); 2009 (IIS)

       - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2002-2003
       - Best Session Presentation Awards: ACC 2003; ASME-DSCC 2008


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