Fu Changzeng

Enrollments in 2018

Graduate School of Engineering Science
Department of Systems Innovation

Fu Changzeng

[ Northeastern University, China ]

To get closer to yourself every day

Q What was your motivation for joining the program, and what about the program appeals to you?

My research focuses on how to use the robot to influence human based on human-human empathy. I am interested in this topic since it contains not only engineering technology but also the psychology and human science. However, due to my background, the knowledge I have had in this research is limited in the field of engineering science. By given the opportunity to enroll in the HWIP, I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge, research and communication ability in integrated fields, which is believed to be beneficial to my further research.
Humanware Innovation Program provides our students opportunities to discuss with professors and students from different fields. Personally, I will be able to gain a better understanding of my research from diversified viewpoints.
To summarize, by taking part in the Humanware Innovation Program, I will get a global vision and creative thinking. Moreover, its global networking will also allow us to know the researchers worldwide and to be inspired by their works. The valuable experience will then contribute to my own research in a positive way.

Q What is your expertise and who do you want to develop it with the program?

To be honest, I am not sure whether I have enough expertise yet. The only thing I can tell you is I am trying my best to learn something about Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning and Natural Language Processing, and most of them I am learning now are self-taught. So, in this program, I want to discuss about these knowledge, and exchange the ideas with other teachers and students so that I can master these technologies systematically.  And thanks to my outgoing personality, I really like to communicate with different people, listen to others’ suggestions and find out some unique research methods of their studies and try to integrate them in my research.
So I would like to hone those skills in this program by exchanging, communicating, etc.

Q What are your future dreams and goals?

As we all know that robots have entered people’s lives, but has not yet reached the level of changing people’s way of living. I would like to combine the research in different fields to guide the robot’s influence into the right direction, and eliminate the negative effects of human-robot interaction.
Furthermore, communicating with researchers and engineers from world-leading enterprises and research institutes is also beneficial for us to gain skills of practical design, communication, and management. Therefore, after I complete the HWIP course, I hope to help the program to build up close relationship with the companies and maintain it.