👋 Hi, I'm Wenjin Tao

I invent, design, build, and deploy data and AI solutions that serve industrial customers for visible returns. Currently, I'm the Technical Product Lead at Foxconn industrial AI leading teams on delivering data-driven, VR/AR and robotics solutions to solve previously unsolvable problems on the factory floor.

I believe THINK CREATIVELY AND DO SMARTER makes work easier and life better.

interests Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Human-Centered Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Human-Robot System
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Engineering Digital Design

design_services Professional Service Activities

Referee of papers for (among others):
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Scientific Report
  • Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • The International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
  • Transactions on Mechatronics
  • Assembly Automation
  • IISE Annual Conference, 2018
  • The 46th North American Research Conference, 2018

military_tech Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Data Analytics & Information Systems, IISE Annual conference, 2018
  • NSF Travel Grant, IISE Annual conference, 2018
  • NSF Travel Grant, ISFA conference, 2016
  • The Final Champion of Formula SAE China, 2010 and 2011
  • Beijing Outstanding Graduate, 2010

library_books Publications

Theses

  • Ph.D. Dissertation, Human Behavior Understanding for Worker-centered Intelligent Manufacturing. Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2020.

Books & Book Chapters

  1. Manufacturing Assembly Simulations in Virtual and Augmented Reality. Tao, W. *, Lai, Z. H., & Leu, M. C. (2021). Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality Applications in Advanced Manufacturing.
  2. Virtual Bone Surgery. Leu, M. C., Tao, W. *, Niu, Q., & Chi, X. (2020). In Virtual Prototyping & Bio Manufacturing in Medical Applications (2nd Edition). Springer, Boston, MA.
  3. NX 12 for Engineering Design. Leu, M. C., Tao, W.*, Ghazanfari, A., & Kolan, K. (2017). Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Journal Papers

  1. Tao, W.*, Leu, M. C., & Yin, Z. (2020). Multi-modal recognition of worker activity for human-centered intelligent manufacturing. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 95, 103868.
  2. Tao, W.*, Lai, Z. H., Leu, M. C., Yin, Z., & Qin, R. (2019). A Self-Aware and Active-Guiding Training & Assistant System for Worker-Centered Intelligent Manufacturing. Manufacturing Letters.
  3. Tao, W.*, Leu, M. C., & Yin, Z. (2018). American Sign Language alphabet recognition using Convolutional Neural Networks with multiview augmentation and inference fusion. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 76, 202-213.
  4. Tao, W.*, Chen, H., Moniruzzaman, M., Leu, M. C., Yi, Z., & Qin, R. (2021). Attention-Based Sensor Fusion for Human Activity Recognition Using IMU Signals. arXiv preprint arXiv:2112.11224.
  5. Lai, Z. H., Tao, W.*, Leu, M. C., & Yin, Z. (2020). Smart augmented reality instructional system for mechanical assembly towards worker-centered intelligent manufacturing. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 55, 69-81.
  6. Al-Amin, M., Qin, R., Tao, W., Doell, D., Lingard, R., Yin, Z., & Leu, M. C. (2022). Fusing and refining convolutional neural network models for assembly action recognition in smart manufacturing. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 236(4), 2046-2059.
  7. Al-Amin, M., Qin, R., Moniruzzaman, M., Yin, Z., Tao, W., & Leu, M. C. (2021). An individualized system of skeletal data-based CNN classifiers for action recognition in manufacturing assembly. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 1-17.
  8. Shen, J., Li, G., Yan, W., Tao, W., Xu, G., Diao, D., & Green, P. (2018). Nighttime driving safety improvement via image enhancement for driver face detection. IEEE Access, 6, 45625-45634.
  9. Wei, C., Chen, G., Luan, Z., Tao, W. (2016). Optimization on the Hydrodynamic Groove Geometry of Rotary Seals for Automotive Transmissions. Transactions of Beijing Institute of Technology 36 (1), 25-30.
  10. Qiao, J., Tao, W., & Sun, B. (2012). Design for the Braking System of a FSAE Racing Car [J]. Chinese Journal of Automotive Engineering, 2.
  11. Wei, W., Tao, W., & Yan, Q. (2010). Exploratory discussion on virtual laboratory teaching information platform system based on visual simulation technique. Experimental Technology and Management, 27(3), 78-81.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Tao, W.*, Al-Amin, M., Chen, H., Leu, M. C., Yin, Z., & Qin, R. (2020). Real-time assembly operation recognition with fog computing and transfer learning for human-centered intelligent manufacturing. Procedia Manufacturing, 48, 926-931.
  2. Tao, W.*, Sutton, A., Kolan, K., Liu, Y., & Leu, M. C. (2018, July). Design of Lattice Structures with Graded Density Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Flexible Automation (pp. 122-125). The Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers.
  3. Tao, W.*, Lai, Z. H., Leu, M. C., & Yin, Z. (2018, January). American Sign Language Alphabet Recognition Using Leap Motion Controller. In Proceedings of the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference (IISE 2018).
  4. Tao, W.*, Lai, Z. H., Leu, M. C., & Yin, Z. (2018). Worker Activity Recognition in Smart Manufacturing Using IMU and sEMG Signals with Convolutional Neural Networks. Procedia Manufacturing, 26, 1159-1166.
  5. Tao, W.*, & Leu, M. C. (2016, August). Design of lattice structure for additive manufacturing. In 2016 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA) (pp. 325-332). IEEE.
  6. Hu, L., Nguyen, N.T., Tao, W.*, Leu, M.C., Liu, X.F., Shahriar, M.R. and Al Sunny, S.N., 2018. Modeling of cloud-based digital twins for smart manufacturing with MT connect. Procedia Manufacturing, 26, pp.1193-1203.
  7. Wu, S., Tao, W.*, Leu, M. C., & Long, S. (2018). Engine Sound Simulation and Generation in Driving Simulator. In Proceedings of the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference (IISE 2018).
  8. Chen, H., Leu, M. C., Tao, W., & Yin, Z. (2020, November). Design of a Real-time Human-robot Collaboration System Using Dynamic Gestures. In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (Vol. 84492, p. V02BT02A051). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  9. Chen, H., Tao, W., Leu, M. C., & Yin, Z. (2020, July). Dynamic Gesture Design and Recognition for Human-Robot Collaboration With Convolutional Neural Networks. In International Symposium on Flexible Automation (Vol. 83617, p. V001T09A001). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  10. Al-Amin, M., Tao, W., Doell, D., Lingard, R., Yin, Z., Leu, M. C., & Qin, R. (2019, August). Action Recognition in Manufacturing Assembly using Multimodal Sensor Fusion. 25th International Conference on Production Research Manufacturing Innovation: Cyber Physical Manufacturing, August 9–14, 2019 Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  11. Al-Amin, M., Qin, R., Tao, W., & Leu, M. C. (2018, January). Sensor Data Based Models for Workforce Management in Smart Manufacturing. In Proceedings of the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference (IISE 2018).