The SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering (JIE) was established by Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a collaboration to nurture a passionate and collaborative global community and network of students, faculty and professionals working toward advancing the field of engineering through education and research in China and the world.

JIE is hiring more talents for its ECE program. Finally the ECE program will have more than 40 professors. Our faculty recruiting process is identical to that of the ECE department at CMU. Each hired faculty member will spend his/her first year at CMU to establish and/or to consolidate a strong collaboration with CMU faculty, and to develop a better understanding of CMU’s curriculum and teaching model.

In addition, CMU faculty will come to SYSU to teach JIE students in person. They will also give lectures to JIE students through JIE’s long-distance education system.

Orkun Karabasoglu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Carnegie Mellon University, 2013
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2013
Research Areas: optimal design and control of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; smart energy management algorithms using optimization and machine learning; battery downsizing via intelligent control; integration of electric vehicles with smart grid
250 Roberts Engineering Hall Pittsburgh Campus of CMU
Ming Li
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - University of Southern California, 2013
Research Areas: multimodal signal processing; pattern recognition, speech, language and music processing, biometrics, body area sensor network, affective computing, human behavior signal processing
248 Roberts Engineering Hall, Pittsburgh Campus of CMU
Wenjun Li
Professor; Co-Director of JIE
Ph.D. - Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2001
Research Areas: software testing and debugging; middleware for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) based applications; modeling and analysis of service composition based on colored petri nets; GIS (Geographic Information System) application integration based on grid services; models for concurrency and their tools
Rm 512, Zhongshan Administrative Building, South Campus of SYSU
Zhaojun Liu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2011
Visiting Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013-present
Research Areas: LED micro-displays and solid-state lighting; GaN power transistors; wearable electronics and photonics; flat-panel displays
Prahlad G Menon
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Carnegie Mellon University, 2013
Post doctoral affiliate, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biomedical Informatics, 2013-14
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engg., University of Texas at San Antonio, Jan. 2014-present
Founder and CEO, QuantMD, May 2011-present
Research Areas: biofluids, biomechanics and medical image-based computational modeling
Pittsburgh Technology Center 4319 700 Technology Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Gary Overett
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Australian National University, 2011
Senior Research Engineer at NICTA's Canberra Research Laboratory, Australia, 2011-2014
Research Areas: computer vision; robotics; statistical machine learning; autonomous driving
Juncong She
Professor; Assistant Director
Ph.D. - Sun Yat-sen University, 2005
Supported by Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (Ministry of Education, China), 2010
Funding from National Science Foundation of China for Outstanding Young Scholars, 2012
Distinguished Professor of Guangdong Pearl River Scholars, 2013
Deputy Director, Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Display Material and Technology, 2007-present
Research Areas: Vacuum Micro/Nano Electronics, Micro/Nano-Fabrication, Field Electron Emission and the Relative Physics
Rm 305, Building 557, South Campus of SYSU
Kai Wang
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - University of Waterloo, 2008
Senior Panel Process and Optics Engineer at Apple Inc., August 2011-November 2013
Research Areas: Advanced Pixel Technologies in Biomedical X-ray Imaging; Biomedical Sensors and Actuators: Material, Device, and System; Macroelectronics: Display, Touch, and Photovoltaics
248 Roberts Engineering Hall Pittsburgh Campus of CMU
Yinliang Xu
Assistant Professor
Ph. D. - New Mexico State University, 2013
Research Areas: power system operation and control; microgrids control and optimization with high penetration of renewable energy resources; state estimation for power systems; distributed control algorithm design and platform architecture implementation
250 Roberts Engineering Hall Pittsburgh Campus of CMU
Jimmy Zhu
Professor; Co-Director of JIE
Ph.D.- University of California at San Diego, 1989
Director of Data Storage Systems Center at Carnegie Mellon University, April 2004-present
Research Areas: magnetic data storage technologies
348 Roberts Engineering Hall, Pittsburgh Campus of CMU
Jingxi Zhu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University, March 2011-December 2013
Research Areas: materials structure-property relationship studies by advanced characterization; kinetic study of materials phenomena with in situ microscopy techniques; research concerning materials issue in energy production technologies, including both metallic and non-metallic materials
244 Roberts Engineering Hall Pittsburgh Campus of CMU