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UCLA MAE Professor Yong Chen was elected a 2017 ASME Fellow. His citation is as follows:

Dr. Yong Chen has invented a synaptic device and a neuromorphic circuit for machine learning to overcome the shortages of programmable Si circuits with superior parallel signal processing speed and power efficiency. The circuit has been used to control/guide a UAV to navigate through dynamic changing environments. In addition, he has developed nanoscale electric lithography and super string probe (patented) for nanofabrication and bio-sensing. With these seminal impacts, Dr. Chen is known nationally and internationally for applying the unique neuromorphic circuitry for machine learning and intelligent system.