Yu Yang

Ph.D. Candidate – ┬áLIMBS┬áLaboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR)
Email
Academic History:

M.S.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Automation, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.

Research Interests:

Electric Fish, System Identification, Motor Learning, Active Sensing, Animal Locomotion

Journal Articles:

  • [PDF] [DOI] D. Biswas, A. Lamperski, Y. Yang, K. Hoffman, J. Guckenheimer, E. S. Fortune, and N. J. Cowan, “Mode switching in organisms for solving explore-versus-exploit problems,” Nat Mach Intell, 2023.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{biswasmode2023,
    author = {Debojyoti Biswas and Andrew Lamperski and Yu Yang and Kathleen Hoffman and John Guckenheimer and Eric S. Fortune and Noah J. Cowan},
    title = {Mode switching in organisms for solving explore-versus-exploit problems},
    year = {2023},
    journal = {Nat Mach Intell},
    doi = {10.1038/s42256-023-00745-y},
    URL = {https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-023-00745-y}
    }

  • [DOI] Y. Yang, D. G. Yared, and N. J. Cowan, “Can a Fish Learn to Ride a Bicycle? Sensorimotor Adaptation to Destabilizing Dynamics in Weakly Electric Fish,” bioRxiv, 2023.
    [Bibtex]
    @article {yangcan2023,
    author = {Yang, Yu and Yared, Dominic G. and Cowan, Noah J.},
    title = {Can a Fish Learn to Ride a Bicycle? {S}ensorimotor Adaptation to Destabilizing Dynamics in Weakly Electric Fish},
    year = {2023},
    doi = {10.1101/2023.01.27.525956},
    URL = {https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2023/01/30/2023.01.27.525956},
    journal = {bioRxiv}
    }

Conference Abstracts (not peer reviewed papers):

  • M. Hales, Y. Yang, A. Rajanala, C. J. Pierce, M. Zhu, P. N. Benfey, N. J. Cowan, and D. I. Goldman, “Task-level Dynamics of Rice Root Gravitropism Revealed by Frequency Response Analysis,” in American Physical Society March Meeting, 2024.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{halestask2024,
    author = {M. Hales and Y. Yang and A. Rajanala and C. J. Pierce and M. Zhu and P. N. Benfey and N. J. Cowan and D. I. Goldman},
    title = {Task-level Dynamics of Rice Root Gravitropism Revealed by Frequency Response Analysis},
    booktitle = {American Physical Society March Meeting},
    year = 2024,
    month = Mar,
    }
  • M. Hales, Y. Yang, A. Rajanala, C. J. Pierce, M. Zhu, P. N. Benfey, N. J. Cowan, and D. I. Goldman, “Control Theory Analysis of Rice Root Response to Frequency-dependent Environmental Stimuli,” in Soc Int Comp Biol, 2024.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{halescontrol2024,
    author = {M. Hales and Y. Yang and A. Rajanala and C. J. Pierce and M. Zhu and P. N. Benfey and N. J. Cowan and D. I. Goldman},
    title = {Control Theory Analysis of Rice Root Response to Frequency-dependent Environmental Stimuli},
    booktitle = {Soc Int Comp Biol},
    year = 2024,
    month = jan,
    }
  • Y. Yang, D. G. Yared, and N. J. Cowan, “Sensorimotor Adaptation to Novel Dynamics in Weakly Electric Fish,” in Soc Int Comp Biol, 2023.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{yangsensorimotor2023,
    author = {Y. Yang and D. G. Yared and N. J. Cowan},
    title = {Sensorimotor Adaptation to Novel Dynamics in Weakly Electric Fish},
    booktitle = {Soc Int Comp Biol},
    year = 2023,
    month = jan,
    }
  • H. Yeh, Y. Yang, and N. J. Cowan, “Luminance modulates sensorimotor delay in refuge tracking of Eigenmannia virescens,” in Soc Int Comp Biol, 2023.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{yehluminance2023,
    author = {H. Yeh and Y. Yang and N. J. Cowan},
    title = {Luminance modulates sensorimotor delay in refuge tracking of {E}igenmannia virescens},
    booktitle = {Soc Int Comp Biol},
    year = 2023,
    month = jan,
    }
  • S. Zerefa, D. Biswas, Y. Yang, and N. J. Cowan, “Decoding Active Sensing via Tracking Behavior in Weakly Electric Fish,” in Soc Int Comp Biol, 2023.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{zerefadecoding2023,
    author = {S. Zerefa and D. Biswas and Y. Yang and N. J. Cowan},
    title = {Decoding Active Sensing via Tracking Behavior in Weakly Electric Fish},
    booktitle = {Soc Int Comp Biol},
    year = 2023,
    month = jan,
    }
  • Y. Yang, D. G. Yared, L. N. Peterson, E. S. Fortune, and N. J. Cowan, “Can a fish ride a bicycle? The impacts of destabilizing feedback on refuge tracking behavior in Eigenmannia virescens,” in Soc Int Comp Biol, 2022.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{yangbicycle2022,
    author = { Yang, Y and Yared, D G and Peterson, L N and Fortune, E S and Cowan, N J},
    title = {Can a fish ride a bicycle? The impacts of destabilizing feedback on refuge tracking behavior in {E}igenmannia virescens},
    booktitle = {Soc Int Comp Biol},
    year = 2022,
    month = jan,
    }
  • Y. Yang, M. Wilkinson, L. Whitcomb, and N. Cowan, “Modeling nonlinearities of refuge tracking in Eigenmania virescens,” in Soc Int Comp Biol, 2021.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{yangnonlinearities2021,
    title = {Modeling nonlinearities of refuge tracking in {E}igenmania virescens},
    author = {Yang, Y and Wilkinson, MG and Whitcomb, LL and Cowan, NJ},
    booktitle = {Soc Int Comp Biol},
    year = 2021,
    month = jan,
    }
  • Y. Yang, Y. Pan, I. Uyanik, and N. J. Cowan, “The Selection of Stimuli Affects Non-parametric System Identification for Refuge Tracking Behavior in Eigenmannia virescens,” in Soc Int Comp Biol, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{yangselection2020,
    author = {Yang, Y and Pan, Y and Uyanik, I and Cowan, N J},
    title = {The Selection of Stimuli Affects Non-parametric System Identification for Refuge Tracking Behavior in {E}igenmannia virescens},
    booktitle = {Soc Int Comp Biol},
    year = 2020,
    month = jan,
    }
  • B. Nixon, I. Uyanik, Y. Yang, and N. J. Cowan, “Sensory salience affects sensorimotor delay in the tracking response of the glass knifefish,” in Soc Int Comp Biol, 2019.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{nixonsensory2019,
    author = {B. Nixon and I. Uyanik and Y. Yang and N. J. Cowan},
    title = {Sensory salience affects sensorimotor delay in the
    tracking response of the glass knifefish},
    booktitle = {Soc Int Comp Biol},
    year = 2019,
    month = jan,
    }

Awards:

  • BISCCIT Exchange Award to to CRAB Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023
  • Creel Family Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2023
  • Whiting School of Engineering Teaching Assistant Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2023