Areas of Expertise
Cognitive Load Theory
The newest member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty, Dr. Yan Tang, chose to work at Embry-Riddle for three main reasons: the focus on teaching, the low student-faculty ratio, and its location in the sunshine state. As a professor, her educational philosophy is that "we should not only teach students the knowledge they need to be engineers, but also equip them with the skills required for continuing learning." She continues to clarify this statement, saying that "we need to teach students how to learn, and enjoy learning."
Her current research focus is on controls optimization, particularly bio-inspired optimal control and its applications in multiple autonomous vehicles and distributed energy systems.
- Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida
- ES 204: Dynamics
- CEME 396: Coop Ed Mechanical Engineering
- CEME 397: Coop Ed Mechanical Engineering