WCET's 28th Annual Meeting
Thomas Yen

IoT Lab Technical Director and Instrumentation Innovator-Instructor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas Yen is the technical director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Internet of Things Lab. He is also an Instrumentation innovator-instructor in the Departments of Industrial and System Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering where he teaches Engineering Design courses. As the technical director, he facilitates the development and enhancement of IoT competencies of its industry members through collaboration with university faculty/researchers and students, by engaging in common research interests, proof of concepts development, best practices education, and cutting-edge exploration. He coordinates all aspect of student engagement with the lab. Yen is passionate about developing courses based around the use of multidisciplinary student teams. Students engage in hands-on learning to gain a fundamental understanding of IoT, and work in multidisciplinary teams on a project to design innovative uses of IoT devices and technologies. The course aims to engage a diverse multidisciplinary group of students to bring together the artistic, scientific, engineering, business, and law majors as necessary requirement for successful innovation projects. Yen has a Ph.D and M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Human Factor, and Medical Instrumentation, and a B.S. degree from Northwestern University in Biomedical Engineering.