dongsik_profile_v2     Dongsik Chang
Postdoctoral Scholar
Oregon State University
Email: changdo [at] oregonstate [dot] edu

Bio
Dongsik Chang is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Before joining Oregon State University, he held a Research Fellow position at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his B.S. degree in 2007 from Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2010 and 2016 from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering, respectively. After the completion of his Ph.D., he spent about 2 years in industry, working at Samsung Research, Samsung Electronics in Seoul, Korea as a Senior Engineer.


Research
Chang’s research lies in the area of intelligent autonomous systems and his research interests include robotics, active perception, control theory, mobile sensor networks, distributed systems, and machine learning. His research has particularly focused on improving the navigation, autonomy, and reliability of mobile robots in complex, unstructured, dynamic environments using limited real-time observations. His Ph.D. research primarily focused on the development of computational methods for data-driven ocean flow field modeling and estimation to guide autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) teaming as a mobile sensor network by exploiting the motion of AUVs under the influence of flow. During his industrial career at Samsung Research, he worked on the design of planning and control algorithms for autonomous mobile robots in indoor environments and self-driving cars in urban environments. Lastly, his recent research during his postdoctoral training has focused on the development of active perception frameworks for AUV navigation and underwater manipulation by exploiting vehicle motion to maximize information related to respective objectives.