Best Active IEEE SMC Technical Committee 2014 Award
Recipient Co-Chair Ming-Yih Lee
Ming-Yih Lee, Ph.D., is the professor and Chairman of Graduate
Institute of Medical Mechatronics at Chang Gung University, Taiwan
robotics, rehabilitation engineering, design of medical devices, medical
rapid prototyping / 3D printing, BSAN, and Smart wearable devices,
Mechatronics Educational Resource Center (MMERC) sponsored by the Ministry of
Education (MOE) in Taiwan (from 2001~2006). He was the Chair of the IEEE Robotics and
Automation Society (RAS) Taipei Chapter (2007). He is currently a Fellow of IET (Formerly
IEE), Chair of the Technical Committee (TC) on Medical Mechatronics in IEEE/SMC Society
and also the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics.
He received the MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Lee has published over 300 technical papers, one book, holds more than 50 patents (plus
30 pending), 5 best paper awards. Dr. Lee has received many honors and academic awards.
For example, he has won the "Golden Brain Award" in National Invention Competition (Taiwan)
for three consecutive years (1997~1999). He also won 3 gold medals in Nuremberg
International Invention exhibition from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Lee has been elected as the
"Distinguished Engineering Professor Award" (1998), "Outstanding Research Award" from
CGU and "Outstanding Academic-industry Collaboration Award" from Ministry of Education
(MOE), Taiwan. Dr. Lee has had research collaborations with faculty in Orthopedics
Rehabilitation, Neuroscience, Surgery, Dentistry, Craniofacial and Sport Biomechanics. He
has consulted for more than 10 companies or institutions in medical device design, including
ITRI, MIRDC, Ever Prosperous, Jaeger Industrial, Glorious Union Medtech. He has been the
Chair of many biomedical related conferences. He is currently Vice-president of the Chinese
Safe Patient Handling & Movement Association.
Editor's Note: The Technical Committee on Medical Mechatronics is also co-chaired by
Ming-Yih Lee and Chung-Hsien Kuo