Dr Sang-Hoon Yeo PhD

Dr Sang-Hoon Yeo

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Lecturer in Biomechanics / Motor Control

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School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Sang-Hoon has an academic and industrial background in mechanical engineering and computer science. He uses techniques in robotics and virtual reality to understand how the brain collaborates with eyes, muscles and bones to coordinate our sensation and movement and is keen to apply the outcomes of research to diagnose and rehabilitate motor diseases and injuries. His current research interest lies in hand-eye coordination, model of sensorimotor motor learning and adaptation, and development of a new muscle mechanics model.

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BSc - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Seoul National University, South Korea)

MSc - Mechanical Engineering (Seoul National University, South Korea)

PhD - Computer Science (University of British Columbia, Canada)


Sang-Hoon did graduate work in robot simulation at Seoul National University. After gaining experiences in computer animation industry as a software developer, he joined in computer science department at University of British Columbia and completed his PhD in neuromusculoskeletal modeling and simulation. Prior to taking up the post of Lecturer at Birmingham, he worked as a research associate at Sensorimotor Learning Group at University of Cambridge.


  • Human sensorimotor learning and control
  • Eye movement and eye-hand coordination
  • Muscle biomechanics
  • Modeling and simulation of musculoskeletal systems


  • S. -H. Yeo, J. A. Monroy, A. K. Lappin, K. C. Nishikawa and D. K. Pai, "Phenomenological models of the dynamics of muscle during isotonic shortening" Journal of Biomechanics 2013
  • S. -H. Yeo, M. Lesmana, D. R. Neog, and D. K. Pai, "Eyecatch: simulating visuomotor coordination for object interception" ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2012), 2012
  • T. G. Sandercock, S. -H. Yeo, D. K. Pai, and M. C. Tresch, "Transducer and base compliance alter the in situ 6 dof force measured from muscle during an isometric contraction in a multi-joint limb" Journal of Biomechanics, 2012
  • K. C. Nishikawa, J. A. Monroy, T. A. Uyeno, S. -H. Yeo, D. K. Pai, and S. L. Lindstadt, "Is titin a winding filament? A new twist on muscle contraction.", Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2011
  • S. -H. Yeo, C. H. Mullens, T. G. Sandercock, D. K. Pai, and M. C. Tresch, "Estimation of musculoskeletal models from in situ measurements of muscle action in the rat hindlimb", Journal of Experimental Biology, 2010
  • S. -H. Yeo, J. Kim, S. -H. Lee, F. C. Park, W. Park, J. Kim, C. Park, and I. Yeo, "A modular object-oriented framework for hierarchical multi-resolution robot simulation", Robotica, 2004

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