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Yuzhong Shen

  • Yuzhong Shen
  • Associate Professor
  • Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Engineering
  • 1113 Engr and Comp Sci Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6366
  • yshen@odu.edu
  • Dr. Yuzhong Shen received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Fudan University, M.S. in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Dr. Shen joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2006. His research interests include signal and image processing, visualization and computer graphics and modeling and simulation. He is also affiliated with Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center(VMASC). Prior to joining Old Dominion University, Dr. Shen had worked as an engineer and as a senior engineer at Weifang Hua-Guang Technologies, a research assistant at National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation at Mississippi State University, a research assistant at the University of Delaware, and a senior research scientist at Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center.
  • Education

    University of Delaware, 2004
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Mississippi State University, 2000
    Major: Computer Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Fudan University, 1990
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • 2009: 2nd Place, Modeling and Simulation Capestone Conference, Engineering Track
  • 2009: Faculty Research Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2009: Gene Newman Award for Excellence in M & S Research
  • 2008: 2nd Place, Medical Track, Modeling and Simulation Capstone Conference
  • 2008: Gene Newman Award for Excellence in M&S Research
  • 2008: Honorable Mention, 5th Annual Research Expo
  • 2008: Outstanding MS Researcher Award, ECE Dept
  • 2007: 3rd Place, Military and Homeland Security Track, Modeling and Simulation Capestone Conference
  • 2007: Gene Newman Award for Excellence in M&S Research
  • 2000: Nominee for Outstanding International Graduate Student, Mississippi State University
  • 1993: Technical Innovation Award, Hua-Guang Technologies
  • 1993: Third Class Award of Science and Technology, Member of JK-4A Telephone Switching R&D Team, Ministry of Electronic Industry, China
  • 1992: Engineer of Excellence, Hua-Guang Technologies
  • 1992: First Class R&D Award of JK-4A Telephone Switching System Development Team, Hua-Guang Technologies
  • 1986: Poeple's Scholarship, Fudan University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    A Modeling and Simulation Based Framework for Enabling Innovation in Engineering
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2011 - 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Development of Google Earth-based Framework for Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Climate Change and Adaptation
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Sea Grant
    Date: 2012 - 2014
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Enhancing Chemistry Education with Engaging Cyberlearning Technologies
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2011 - 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education Using Student-Developed Games
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 2011 - 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zhu, H.; Shen, Y.; Najand, M. S.; Xu, L. D.; Ren, Z.
    Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education Using Student-Developed Games
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: June 1, 2010 - June 30, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Zhu, H.; Shen, Y.; Ren, Z.
    Digital History Globe
    Sponsoring Organization: The National Endowment for the Humanities
    Date: 2011 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    RI: Small: Collaborative Research: An Efficient Ensemble Method for Data Stream Learning with Concept Drift
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 2011 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Android Based Open Mobile Computing Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Google
    Date: 2011
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Dean’s Faculty Development Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University
    Date: 2011
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Faculty Innovator Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Learning Technologies, Old Dominion University
    Date: 2011
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Mobile and Web Application Development
    Sponsoring Organization: Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc
    Date: 2011
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Shen, Y.; Zhu, H.; Rubin, B. L.
    Serious Games for Learning Chemistry
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Research, Summer Research Fellowship Program, Old Dominion University
    Date: 2011
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Development of Google Earth-Based Tools for Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Sea Level Rise and Offshore Wind Energy Generation
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Research, Old Dominion University
    Date: 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Development of Undergraduate Programs in Modeling and Simulation Engineering
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Education
    Date: 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Faculty Development Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Batten college of Engineering and Technology
    Date: 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Faculty Proposal Preparation Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    My Life: A Serious Game for Improving Personal Financial Literacy
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Brain Injury Rehabilitation Delivery System Via Xbox 360 and Zune
    Sponsoring Organization: MYMIC LLC
    Date: 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Shen, Y.
    Characterization of Insoluble Organic Matter from Carbonaceous Meteorites by Advanced Solid-State Nuculear Magnetic Resonance and Computer Fitting
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Research
    Date: 2009
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Mao, J.; Shen, Y.
    Obtaining quantitative structural information of complex natural organic matter using new, advanced solid-state NMR spectral-editing techniques combined with computer fitting
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: 2009 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Mao, J.; Shen, Y.
    Phase II Technical Evaluation of Synthetic Texture Generation Algorithms
    Sponsoring Organization: Diamond Visionics
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Papelis, Y. E.; Shen, Y.; Cetin, M.; Watson, G. S.
    Analysis of Proposed Changes to the Hampton Roads Transportation System
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: July, 2008 - December, 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Mielke, R. R.; Robinson, M.; Khattak, A. J.; Shen, Y.; Cetin, M.; Diaz, R.
    Commonwealth Transportation Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia
    Date: 2006 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Shen, Y.; Sokolowski, J.; Mielke, R.
    Modeling and Simulation Solutions for Advanced Surgical Skills, Augmented Patient Technologies, and Labor and Delivery
    Sponsoring Organization: East Virginia Medical School
    Date: 2006 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Shen, Y.; Scerbo, M.; Belfore, L.; McKenzie, R.; Bliss, J.
    Commonwealth Transportation Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth Transportation Project
    Date: October, 2006 - November, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Mielke, R. R.; Sokolowski, J. A.; Shen, Y.
    EVMS Modeling and Simulation Solutions for Surgery
    Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Date: 2006 - 2006
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Bliss, J. P.; Scerbo, M. W.; Belfore Ii, L. A.; Shen, Y.; McKenzie, F. D.
  • Intellectual Property

    Surgical Simulator to Support Wound Debridement
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Provisional
    Inventors:
    Shen, Y.
    Loftin, R.
    Belfore, L.
    Seevinck, J.
    McKenzie, F.
    Scerbo, M.
    Garcia, H.
    Crouch, J.
    Girtelschmid, S.
    Baydogan, E.
    Taggart, W.