Huanyu Cheng
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, PSU

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:35pm - 4:25pm
103 Leonhard Building

Abstract:
Data management represents one of the most important ethical aspects in engineering research. With massive data generated from theoretical, numerical and experimental research, it is crucial to understand the ethical issues behind data management. In this talk, I will first present several ethical issues in engineering research involving data generation, management and use. With a brief introduction on ethical framework for use in discussion, I will then discuss the ethical issues and considerations through one case study, and provide resources to improve ethical awareness.

Bio:
Dr. Huanyu Cheng was appointed an Assistant Professor of ESM and the Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor at Penn State in 2015. He earned a Ph.D. and a Masterís degree from Northwestern University in 2015 and 2011 respectively, and a Bachelorís degree from Tsinghua University (China) in 2010. Throughout Dr. Chengís research career, he has worked on structural design and manufacturing of biologically inspired electronics with applications in robotics, biomedicine, and energy. Dr. Cheng has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been recognized through the reception of numerous awards.