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  • 3019 SERC
  • Phone (205) 348-1136
  • Fax (205) 348-1136
  • Email
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Dr. Hwan-Sik “Hans” Yoon

Associate Professor


  • 3019 SERC
  • phone (205) 348-1136
  • fax (205) 348-1136
  • Email


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 2002
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1998
  • B.S., Physics Education, Seoul National University, Korea, 1994

Dr. Yoon’s research interests include modeling, simulation, and control of dynamic systems, with a current focus on applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in automotive, transportation, and manufacturing systems. Current and past research projects conducted by Dr. Yoon’s research group include:

  • Monitoring and controlling traffic systems using ML and road-side cameras.
  • Vision-based estimation and control of excavator manipulators.
  • Using ML and cameras for monitoring and estimating factory floor safety and manufacturing efficiency.
  • Developing supervisory controllers for hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles.
  • Determining the time-to-failure for automotive system components through ML.

Affiliated Areas
Alabama IMaDE, Mechanical Engineering, Alabama Transportation Institute

Selected Publications

  • Merritt, G., Cousin, C., and Yoon, H.-S., 2024, “Nonlinear Temperature Control of Additive Friction Stir Deposition Evaluated on an Echo State Network,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 146(2), 021004, DOI:
  • O’Donnell, J. and Yoon, H.-S., 2024, “Determination of Multi-Component Failure in Automotive System using Deep Learning,” ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. 24, 021005,
  • King, B., Olson, J., Hamilton, K., Fitzpatrick, B., Yoon., H.-S., and Puzinauskas, P., 2023, “A Comparative Study of Navigation Systems in Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Connected Corridor,” SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles, 6(4), pp.397-413, DOI:
  • Li, S. and Yoon, H.-S., 2023, “Sensor Fusion-Based Vehicle Detection and Tracking Using a Single Camera and Radar at a Traffic Intersection,” Sensors, 23(10), 4888,
  • Xu, J. and Yoon, H.-S., 2019, “Vision-Based Estimation of Excavator Manipulator Pose for Automated Grading Control,” Automation in Construction, 98, pp. 122-131, DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2018.11.022.

Awards and Honors

  • NSF Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, National Science Foundation, 2019
  • College of Engineering Faculty Productivity Award, Tennessee Tech University, 2012

Dr. Yoon's Impact

UA EcoCAR Team Finishes Strong in National Vehicle Contest

A team of students from The University of Alabama racked up several awards in the nation’s premier automotive engineering competition.

5 people stand outside next to their ecocar

UA team named Year Three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

UA’s team has taken the lead in the third year of this automotive engineering competition.

Dr. Yoon accepting an award in front of an iridescent yellow curtain

UA Professor Takes Unique Path to Tenure

In addition to his traditional research focus on Connected and Automated Vehicles within the Mechanical Engineering Department, Yoon became the lead CAVs faculty advisor for the University of Alabama EcoCAR...

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