Joo  H. Kim

Joo H. Kim

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Biography

Dr. Joo H. Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at New York University (NYU).  Dr. Kim directs the Applied Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory with fundamental disciplinary areas in multibody system dynamics, optimization theory and algorithms, and design and control of mechanical and biological systems.  His group’s research for application includes robotics, biomechanics, and their intersections such as exoskeletons and prosthetics, with particular interest in nonlinear programming, contact optimization, energetics, and balance/locomotion stability.  Dr. Kim’s research has been sponsored by NSF, NASA, NYU, and industry.  He received a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering in 2006, M.S. degrees in mathematics, mechanical engineering, and biomedical engineering, all from The University of Iowa, and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Korea University, Seoul, South Korea.  Before joining NYU in August 2009, he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Center for Computer-Aided Design at the University of Iowa.  Dr. Kim is a member of ASME, IEEE, and ASB, and has organized numerous symposia and sessions in international conferences.  He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and a Program Committee Member for the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots.  Dr. Kim is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the 2007 Top Government Technology of the Year Award from the State of Iowa and the 2014 Best Paper Award from the ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division.    

  

Journal Articles

SELECTED RECENT JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (out of 20+ journal articles as of January 2013)

Kim, J.H. and Joo, C.B., "Optimal motion planning of redundant manipulators with controlled task infeasibility," Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 64, pp.155-174, June 2013. 

Mummolo, C. and Kim, J.H., "Passive and Dynamic Gait Measures for Biped Mechanism: Formulation and Simulation Analysis," Robotica, Vol. 31, n 4, pp.555-572, July 2013.      

Kim, J.H., Abdel-Malek, K., Xiang, Y., Yang, J., and Arora, J.S., "Concurrent Motion Planning and Reaction Load Distribution for Redundant Dynamic Systems under External Holonomic Constraints," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 88, n 1, pp.47-65, October 2011.  

Kim, J.H., "Optimization of Throwing Motion Planning for Whole-Body Humanoid Mechanism: Sidearm and Maximum Distance," Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 46, n 4, pp.438-453, April 2011.  

 

Other Publications

SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (out of 50+ conference papers as of January 2013) 

Kim, J.H. and Joo, C.B., "Controlled Infeasibility for Physically Feasible Optimal Motion Planning of Manipulators," ASME IDETC 36th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference,August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL, USA.  

Roberts, D.P. and Kim, J.H., "DC Motor Energetics in Redundant Manipulators with Application to Walking Robots," ASME IDETC 36th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference,August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL, USA.  

Roberts, D.P. and Kim, J.H., "A Phenomenological Human Energy Expenditure Model in Joint Space," (poster presentation) 2012 ASB Annual Meeting,August 15-18, 2012, Gainesville, FL, USA.  

Roberts, D.P., Poon, J., Patrick, D., and Kim, J.H., "Testing Pressurized Spacesuit Glove Torque with an Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation,May 14-18, 2012, St. Paul, MN, USA.    

Education

The University of Iowa, Class of 2006

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering

The University of Iowa, Class of 2005

Master of Science, Mathematics

The University of Iowa, Class of 2005

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

The University of Iowa, Class of 2000

Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering

Korea University, Class of 1998

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Experience

New York University

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

From: August 2009 to present

The University of Iowa

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

From: August 2006 to July 2009

The University of Iowa

Adjunct Assistant Professor

From: July 2008 to July 2009

Awards + Distinctions

• 2014 Best Paper Award,  ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division 

• 2014 NYU School of Engineering Service Award  

• Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service, ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, ASME Design Engineering Division

• Prometheus Awards 2007 Top Government Technology of the Year, The Technology Association of Iowa, State of Iowa 

Research Interests

  • Fundamentals in Dynamics and Control

• Multibody System Dynamics
• Optimization Theory and Algorithms
• Motion Planning, Design, and Control
• Applied Mathematics

  • Applications in Mechanical and Biological Systems

• Robotics and Mechanisms
• Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, and Biologically Inspired Systems
• Energetics
• Balance Stability and Locomotion