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A portrait of Professor Yuping He

Yuping He


Director of Multidisciplinary Vehicle Systems Design Lab

Automotive Engineering - Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Yuping He's research interests include Vehicle Dynamics, Vehicle Systems Design, Active Safety Systems, Applications of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Modelling and Simulation, and Driver-Vehicle-Road Interactions.

English, Chinese

  • PhD - Mechanical Engineering University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario 2003
  • MASc - Automotive Engineering Tsinghua University, China 1991
  • BASc - Automotive Engineering Hubei Automotive Industries Institute, China 1985

Design of Vehicle Active Suspension System Using Discrete-time Sliding Mode Control with Parallel Genetic Algorithms

San Diego, California November 15, 2013

ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

Benchmark Investigation of Dynamics Models for Design Optimization of Articulated Heavy Vehicles with Active Safety Systems

San Diego, California November 15, 2013

ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

Design of Robust Controller for Vehicle Active Suspension Systems

Qingdao, China August 19, 2013

23rd International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks

  • Shenjin Zhu, and Yuping He (2020), “A Unified Lateral Preview Driver Model for Road Vehicles”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2019.2949227.
  • Jesse Brown, Yuping He, and Haoxiang Lang (2020), “Quantifying Drivers’ Driving Skills with Closed-Loop Directional Performance Measures of Articu-lated Heavy Vehicles”, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory,

Adjunct Professor

Hubei University of Automotive Technology (HUAT) July 1, 2012

Dr. He serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering at HUAT, located in Shiyan, China.

Research Excellence Award

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UOIT April 5, 2011

An Associate Professor in the Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dr. He received a Research Excellence Award for his contributions to advanced vehicle design and safety systems at Ontario Tech University in 2010.

Design of Active Safety Systems for Long Combination Vehicles Considering Driver-Vehicle-Road Interactions

NSERC Discovery Grant

PI He, Y. March 2012-2017 ($100,000)

Validating and Optimizing Prototype of Active Trailer Steering Systems for Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicles

Ontario Partnership for Innovation and Commercialization July 1, 2012

PI He, Y. July 2012-2013 ($51,400)

A New Active Safety System for Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicles

FedDev Ontario June 1, 2012

PI He, Y. June 2012-2013

Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

Society of Automotive Engineers

Professional Engineers Ontario

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • Powertrain Design (AUTE 3290U)
    This course introduces the fundamental design principles, general design procedures, typical constructional arrangements, and basic parameter selection of essential components and subsystems of automotive powertrains. Topics covered include evaluation of various power plant and driveline characteristics on vehicle acceleration performance and fuel economy, manual transmission design, automatic transmission design. The principles of electrical and hybrid electrical vehicle propulsion systems will also be introduced. Students will develop the ability to design typical automotive powertrain components and subsystems through selecting appropriate constructions and determining basic design variables based on design principles, physical laws, legislations, criteria and constraints. Some design experience will be gained by completing required laboratory reports and design projects.
  • Chassis Systems Design (AUTE 4070U)
    This course is designed to introduce the students to fundamentals of typical design methods and procedures of automotive vehicle chassis including sub-systems of steering mechanisms, suspensions and brakes. The student will develop the ability to design typical chassis constructional arrangements and the sub-systems through selecting appropriate constructions and determining basic parameters based on design principles, physical laws, standards, design criteria and constraints. The students will learn basic approaches for evaluating vehicle chassis and corresponding sub-systems based on constructional and functional design analysis. Some design experience will be gained by completing required design projects.
  • Automotive Vehicle Dynamics (ENGR 5310G)
    Introduction to transport systems related to vehicle dynamics behaviour. Pneumatic tire mechanics ride, cornering and aligning properties. Transient and steady-state directional dynamics and handling analyses of road vehicles. Directional response and stability analysis in small and large perturbation maneuvers, roll dynamics and rollover, braking performance analyses, directional responses to simultaneous steering and braking inputs, and performance measures. Characterization of road roughness, ride vibration analyses and assessment of ride comfort. Measurement methods and data analysis techniques. Vehicle-driver interactions analysis of the closed-loop vehicle-driver system. Introduction to typical control strategies for vehicle dynamic control.