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Yunyi Jia

Yunyi Jia

McQueen Quattlebaum Associate Professor
(864) 283-7226
4 Research Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Director, Collaborative Robotics and Automation (CRA) Lab:

Dr. Yunyi Jia is the McQueen Quattlebaum Associate Professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering at Clemson University. He joined Clemson in 2016 and has been the director of the Collaborative Robotics and Automation (CRA) Lab located at both the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI). 

Dr. Jia’s research focuses on collaborative robotics, autonomous vehicles, and advanced sensing systems which are being supported by both federal funding agencies and industries. His teaching covers automotive electronics and autonomous driving technologies. He has also been actively organizing multiple education and outreach activities spanning from K-12 students, college students, industrial engineers, to the general public. 

Dr. Jia is the recipient of the CECAS College Faculty Collaboration Award (2020), SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (2020), NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2019), NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award (2018), and SAE Trevor O. Jones Outstanding Paper Award (2017). 

Dr. Jia received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University in 2014, M.S. in Control Theory and Control Engineering from South China University of Technology in 2008, and B.S. in Automation from National University of Defense Technology in 2005. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ASME and SAE.