Sisi Song, Ph.D.

Scientist
Statistical & Data Sciences
Menlo Park

Dr. Song is a Scientist in Exponent's Statistical and Data Sciences practice. With a background in applied mathematics and statistics, she is experienced in executing interdisciplinary research projects with other scientists and engineers. She specializes in mathematical and statistical modelling, as well as methods for the analysis of data to guide decision-making under uncertainty. She is also trained in dynamical systems and control, optimization methods, and Bayesian inference, particularly for spatial data. She is proficient in R, Python, C, and MATLAB.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Song completed her doctoral studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she developed and evaluated a new framework for real-time trajectory planning for robots used in environmental sensing. During this project, she collaborated with computer engineers to implement the framework with an autonomous ground vehicle.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Statistics and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2019
  • M.S., Mathematics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2009

Publications

Leang KK, Shan Y, Song S, Kim KJ. Integrated sensing for IPMC actuators using strain gages for underwater applications. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 2012, 17(2):345-355, doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2011.2105885.

Presentations

Song S, Rodriguez A, Keller GJ, Teodorescu M. Trajectory planning for autonomous vehicles for optimal environmental monitoring. Poster, LLNL Data Science Institute Workshop, Livermore, CA, 2018.

Keller GJ, Hening S, Song S, Teodorescu M, Guillaume B, Nguyen NT, Ippolito CA. Demonstration platform for trajectory planning of an autonomous nonholonomic skid-steer system for investigating spatial phenomena. Presentation, AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace, San Diego, CA, 2016.

Song S, Rodriguez A, Teodorescu M. Trajectory planning for autonomous nonholonomic vehicles for optimal monitoring of spatial phenomena. Presentation, IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Denver, CO, 2015.

Song S, Shan Y, Kim KJ, Leang KK. Tracking control of oscillatory motion in IPMC actuators for underwater applications. Presentation, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Montreal, Canada, 2010.

Prior Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2014-2019

Graduate Research Assistant, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2012-2013

Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2009-2010

Academic Appointments

Teaching Assistant, Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2012-2019

Lecturer, Mathematics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010-2012

Professional Affiliations

The Classification Society

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Statistics and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2019
  • M.S., Mathematics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2009