Research Assistant, Ph.D. Candidate
College of Engineering
University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 USA
Advanced sensing technologies for the quality and safety evaluation of food and agricultural products;
Automated plant phenotyping by non-destructive sensing techniques;
Robotic systems for agricultural applications;
Hyperspectral imaging, 3-D imaging, tissue optics, engineered nano-scale materials;
Data fusion and data mining of high dimensional data.
2011 - Present Graduate student (PhD Candidate) College of Engineering, the University of Georgia, Georgia, Unite States GPA: 4.0/4.0
2010 M.S. Biological Engineering the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, Georgia, Unite States GPA: 3.86/4.0
2002 BSc. Engineering in Electrical Engineering China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Wang, Weilin, Changying Li, Ernest W. Tollner, Ronald D. Gitaitis, and Glen C. Rains. (2012). Shortwave infrared hyperspectral imaging for detecting sour skin (Burkholderia cepacia)-infected onions. Journal of Food Engineering 109 (1): 38-48
Wang, Weilin, Changying Li, Ernest W. Tollner, Glen C. Rains, and Ronald D. Gitaitis. (2012). A liquid crystal tunable filter based shortwave infrared spectral imaging system: Design and integration. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 80: 126-134.
Wang, Weilin, Changying Li, Ernest W. Tollner, Glen C. Rains, and Ronald D. Gitaitis. (2012). A liquid crystal tunable filter based shortwave infrared spectral imaging system: Calibration and characterization. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 80: 135-144.
Wang, Weilin, Changying Li, Ernest W. Tollner, and Glen C. Rains. (2012). Development of software for spectral imaging data acquisition using LabVIEW. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 84: 68–75.
Y. Shan, P. Bettinger,C. Cieszewski, W. Wang (2012) Pitfalls and potential of particle swarm optimization for contemporary spatial forest planning, Forest Systems 21 (3): 468-480.
Wang, W., Li, C., Gitaitis, R. and Tollner, E. W. "Optical Properties of Healthy and Sour Skin-infected Onion Tissues in Vis-NIR Region", ASABE Annual International Meeting, Dallas, Texas, July 29 - August 1, 2012. Paper number 121338380
Wang, W., Li, C., Tollner, E. W., Gitaitis, R., and Rains, G. "Design and Calibration of Liquid Crystal Tunable Filter Based Spectral Imaging System", ASABE Annual International Meeting, Dallas, Texas, July 29 - August 1, 2012. Paper number 121338382
Weilin Wang and Changying Li, "The optical properties of onion dry skin and flesh at the wavelength 632.8 nm", Proc. SPIE 8369, 83690G (2012); Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IV. 24 April 2012
Wang, W., Li, C., Tollner, E. W., Gitaitis, R., Rains, G. "Investigation of the absorption and scattering properties of onion scales at 632.8 nm", 2011 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Paper number 1110722.
Wang, W., Li, C., Gitaitis, R., Tollner, E. W., Rains, G., and Yoon, S.-C. (2010). "Near-infrared Hyperspectral Reflectance Imaging for Early Detection of Sour Skin Disease in Vidalia Sweet Onions." ASABE Annual International Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paper number 1009106.
Wang, W., Li, C., Tollner, E. W., Gitaitis, R., Rains, G., and Yoon, S.-C (2009) June 20 - June 23, 2009. "Detection of Sour Skin Diseases in Vidalia Sweet Onions Using Near-infrared Hyperspectral Imaging", 2009 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Reno, Nevada, Paper number 096364.
Invited seminar talk, Sigma Xi, Tifton chapter, Spectral imaging and its application on quality inspection of onions. Tifton, GA. December 8, 2011.
Selected talk, GSPS Annual Research Day, the University of Georgia, Early detection of sour skin-infected Vidalia sweet onions using hyperspectral imaging, Athens, GA. June 18, 2010.
Journal Reviewer (since 2011) for Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Session organizer, Moderator - Machine vision and sensor for autonomous vehicles and robotics (Oral presentation session), 2013 Annual International Meeting of ASABE (to be held in Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013)
Committee Member - Machine Vision Committee (IET-312) of American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE)
Committee Member - Specialty Crops Postharvest Engineering Committee (FPE-712) and Specialty Crops Production Engineering Committee (PM-48) of ASABECommittee Member
Chair (2012-2013), Vice Chair (2011-2012, 2010-2011), Member at Large (2009-2010) - Mechatronics and Biorobotics Committee (IET-318) of ASABE
Chair (2011-2012) - University of Georgia Tifton Campus Graduate Students and Post Docs Association
BAE Departmental Representative (2010-2011) - University of Georgia Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science
Graduate Scholarly Achievement Award of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers (AOCABFE), 2012
Student Paper Competition of AOCABFE, the 2nd place, 2012
Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award of ASABE, the 2nd place, 2011
Student Paper Competition of Association of AOCABFE, the 3rd place, 2010
Outstanding Student Scholarships of China Agricultural University, 3 times (1999, 2000, and 2001)
Champion of Technology Innovation Contest of China Agricultural University, the 1st place, 2001
2008/08 - Present University of Georgia, Georgia, USA
2007/04 - 2008/07 Beijing Wimi Tech Co., Ltd, Beijing, China
2005/08-2007/03 IBM China Software Development Laboratory/China National Software and Service Co., Ltd, Beijing, China
Software engineer in the globalization team for IBM ® InfoSphere MDM Server products (IBM Websphere Product Center 5.3 and IBM Global Data Synchronization for Websphere Product Center 1.3).
2002/09-2005/07 Beijing Lantuoxinchen Technology Development Co, Ltd, Beijing, China
Software engineer, project manager, manager of R&D department
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Win 2000 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), 2001
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) international certification, 2001
In-depth knowledge of sensors and machine vision technologies.
Expert in system integration and software design.
Proficient in using programming languages like Python, MATLAB, Java, C++, IDL, LABVIEW.
Highly skilled in conducting independent research.
Ability to manage and motivate the team.