Yulu L. (Luke) Chen

Postdoctoral researcher

Yulu Chen joined the Space Structures Laboratory in June 2018. He is currently working on in-situ shape measurement of large space structures for the Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI). He received his PhD in Astronautical Engineering from University of Southern California (USC) in 2017. At USC, his research focused on vision-based structural health monitoring under the guidance of Prof. Sami F. Masri in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Yulu Chen received his master degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) in Taiwan.


  • In-situ shape measurement of flexible structures


  • Chen, Yulu Luke, Mohammad R. Jahanshahi, Preetham Manjunatha, WeiPhang Gan, Mohamed Abdelbarr, Sami F. Masri, Burcin Becerik-Gerber, and John P. Caffrey. "Inexpensive multimodal sensor fusion system for autonomous data acquisition of road surface conditions." IEEE Sensors Journal 16, no. 21 (2016): 7731-7743.

  • Chen, Yulu Luke, Mohamed Abdelbarr, Mohammad R. Jahanshahi, and Sami F. Masri. "Color and depth data fusion using an RGB‐D sensor for inexpensive and contactless dynamic displacement‐field measurement." Structural Control and Health Monitoring 24, no. 11 (2017): e2000.

  • Abdelbarr, Mohamed, Yulu Luke Chen, Mohammad R. Jahanshahi, Sami F. Masri, Wei-Men Shen, and Uvais A. Qidwai. "3D dynamic displacement-field measurement for structural health monitoring using inexpensive RGB-D based sensor." Smart Materials and Structures 26, no. 12 (2017): 125016.