I need several ambitious ME or EE undergrads to assist my research. Sophomore and junior students are preferred. Currently, the research is on human joint angle estimation using MEMS inertial sensors and Kinect or vision cameras. Undergraduate researchers will be highly involved in the whole research, from performing literature survey to writing a conference paper for submission, which is beneficial for one who would like to pursue higher degrees in the related fields. The only requirements are hard work and passion about the subject. I will teach whatever skills needed in the research so no worry. Please contact me if you are interested.

Yizhou Wang

Yizhou Wang 

Yizhou Wang
M.S./Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka
Mechanical System Control Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley


2103 or 2167 Etcheverry Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720


Research Interests

  • Spacecraft Attitude Control and Estimation

  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

  • Optimal Estimations

  • Nonlinear System Control

  • Adaptive Control


  • coauthur, “What Object Motion Reveals About Shape With Unknown BRDF and Lighting”, submitted

  • Y. Wang, W. Chen, P. Roan, M. Tomizuka, “Extended Kalman Filtering for Robot Joint Angle Estimation Using MEMS Inertial Sensors”, the 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems (Mechatronics ’13) submitted

  • Y. Wang, M. Tomizuka, F. Borrelli , B.Alsuwaidan, “Model Predictive Quasi-Sliding Mode Control for Constraint Satisfaction and Robustness”, the 2013 American Control Conference (ACC), submitted

  • Y. Wang, E. Chang-Siu, M. Brown, M. Tomizuka, M. Almajed, B.Alsuwaidan, “Three Dimensional Attitude Estimation Via the TRIAD Algorithm and A Time-Varying Complementary Filter”, the 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC)

  • P. Roan, N. Deshpande, Y. Wang, B. Pitzer, “Manipulator State Estimation with Lost Cost Accelerometers and Gyroscopes”, the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS),

  • A. Belak, Y. Wang, A. Van der Ven, “Kinetics of Anatase Electrodes: The Role of Ordering, Anisotropy and Shape Memory Effects”, the Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS)