Long Wang, who joined Stevens Institute of Technology in August 2019, is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. His research interest lies in modeling, sensing, and control of robots, with a focus on building robots and intelligent machines to assist effort in challenging environments.
The applications that Long is most interested in include robotic surgery and remotely operated manipulation tasks. These applications are embedded with research problems such as novel compliant robot mechanisms, advanced control algorithms for robot interactions with environments, and human-robot collaborative interfaces for surgeons or operators.
Prior to joining Stevens, Long was a postdoctoral researcher in the Robotic Manipulation and Mobility Lab at Columbia University, and before that, he was a research assistant in the Advanced Robotics and Mechanism Applications Lab at Vanderbilt University. Long received Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and he received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University and Columbia University, respectively.