Byung-Cheol Min, Ph.D.

 Associate Professor, Purdue University












Welcome to my website. My name is Byung-Cheol Min, and I go by "B.C.". I am an Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer and Information Technology and a Director of the SMART Lab ( at Purdue University, West Lafayette. I am also an affiliated faculty member with the Purdue Robotics Accelerator (PRA), the center for Innovation in Control, Optimization, and Networks (ICON), and the Center for the Environment (C4E) at Purdue. I received a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering and a M.S. in Electronics and Radio Engineering with a specialization in Automatic Control from Kyung Hee University in 2008 and 2010, a Ph.D. degree in Technology from Purdue University in 2014, and held a postdoctoral fellow position at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University from 2014 to 2015.

I am a roboticist (in other words, a robotics technologist). I conduct basic and applied research in robotics and seek to combine practical and theoretical approaches to solve real-world problems in robotics. My research interests include multi-robot systems, human-robot interaction, and robot design and control, with applications in field robotics and assistive technology and robotics. The goal of my current research is to: 1) design algorithms and systems to enable multiple robots to collaborate with each other in a distributed way and to flexibly interact with any humans, in any situation, anywhere, 2) develop applications that can leverage the advantages of human multi-robot systems, and 3) develop low-cost and open-source robot platforms to enable their easy building and use by the public and researchers.

I am a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2019, the Purdue PPI Outstanding Faculty Award in Discovery in 2019, the Purdue CIT Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in 2019, the Purdue CIT Outstanding Faculty Award in Discovery in 2019 and 2021, the Purdue Focus Award in 2020, the Purdue PPI Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Award in 2021, and the Purdue Corps of Engagement Award in 2022. I was named a Purdue University Faculty Scholar in 2021. I also led the Purdue-Hongik Team that placed as a finalist in the NASA Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2. My research has been supported by NSF, NIFA, NIJ, UNSA, and Purdue University. I have published over 20 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 50 peer-reviewed conference papers. I have served as an associate editor of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) and a co-organizer of the NSF workshop to Explore US/Korean Collaboration in Human-Friendly Co-Robotic Technologies.

You can reach me at:

Knoy Hall #245

401 N. Grant Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907 

Tel: +1 (765) 494-6490

Email: minb at purdue dot edu

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Byung-Cheol Min, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

University Faculty Scholar

Computer and Information Technology

Polytechnic Institute

Purdue University




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