Dr. Yan Jin 
3650 McClintock Avenue, University Park
Los Angeles, CA90089-1453
Phone: (213)740-9574, Fax: (213)740-8071
Email: yjin@usc.edu 

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Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
University of Southern California 

Dr. Yan Jin is Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at University of Southern California and Director of USC IMPACT Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in Naval Engineering from The University of Tokyo and did his PosDoc research at Stanford University. Dr. Jin has done research on design theory & methodology, knowledge-based systems, distributed and multiagent systems, organization modeling, project management, and collaborative engineering. Prior to joining USC faculty in the Fall of 1996, Dr. Jin worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University. His current research interests include design cognition and methods, collaborative engineering, enterprise modeling, complex systems & complexity. Dr. Jin is a recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1998), TRW Excellence in Teaching Award (2001), Best Paper in Human Information Systems (5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 2001), and Xerox Best Paper Award (ASME International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM), 2002). He served as Program Chair and Conference Chair of DTM Conference and is currently serving as Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanical Design and Editorial Board Member of AIEDAM, AEI, and Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Jin was a UPS Foundation Visiting Professor at Stanford University from 2004 to 2006. He is currently a Guest Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University and a Senior Engineer (adjunct) at RAND Corporation. Dr. Jin is a Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).