Bing-Shiang YANG TaiwanDeputy General Director/ProfessorIndustrial Technology Research Institute/NYCU

Bing-Shiang YANG
Dr. Bing-Shiang Yang is the Deputy General Director of Mechanical and Mechatronics Systems Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute. He is also a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (formerly National Chiao Tung University). Between 2020 and 2022, Dr. Yang served as the department chair and the CEO of the Innovative Creative Technology (ICT) Co-working Space at the university, which is the accelerator for interdisciplinary collaborative teaching and practical learning. In addition, he is the current president of the Taiwanese Society of Biomechanics. Dr. Yang received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University. His research interests are neuro-musculoskeletal control of human movements, and integrating engineering technologies to solve unmet needs for different industries and individuals. Dr. Yang leads a multidisciplinary research team to develop many assistive and medical technologies/devices (so far with more than 30 granted US., Taiwan, China patents). With Stanford-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship training, Dr. Bing-Shiang Yang not only educates younger generations on the Biodesign process, but also puts it into practice. One of his inventions and associated business plan has been backed by the world-renowned startup accelerator, Y Combinator, and the resultant medical devices are on the way to help doctors and patients.