Faculty Biography

Professor Li Han

Li Han, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: (508) 793-7344
Email: lhan@clarku.edu

Personal Web Page


B.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 1989
M.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 1992
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2000

Current Research and Teaching

Professor Han's research interests include:

  • Robotics, dexterous manipulation and motion planning
  • Protein rigidity, folding and aggregation
  • Scientific computing, computer simulation and animation

She teaches courses in algorithms and data structures.

Refereed Journal Papers

Li Han, Lee Rudolph, Jonathon Blumenthal, and Ihar Valodzin, "Convexly Stratified Deformation Spaces and Efficient Path Planning for Planar Closed Chains with Revolute Joints," International Journal of Robotics Research, 27(11-12), pp. 1189-1212, November 2008.

Dawei Li, Haijun Yang, Li Han, and Shuanghong Huo, "Predicting the Folding Pathway of Engrailed Homeodomain with a Probabilistic Roadmap Enhanced Reaction-path Algorithm," Biophysical Journal 94, 1622-1629, 2008.

Dawei Li, Li Han, and Shuanghong Huo, "Structural and Pathway Complexity of beta-Strand Reorganization within Aggregates of Human Transthyretin(105-115) Peptide," Journal of Physical Chemistry B,111: 5245-5433, 2007. Web Release Date: 14-Apr-2007; (Article) DOI: 10.1021/jp0703051.

Haijun Yang, Hao Wu, Dawei Li, Li Han, and Shuanghong Huo, "A Temperature-Dependent Probabilistic Roadmap Algorithm for Calculating Variationally Optimized Conformational Transition Pathways," Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation , 2007; 3(1) pp 17 - 25; Web Release Date: November 15, 2006. (Article) DOI: 10.1021/ct0502054.

Li Han, Jeffrey C. Trinkle, and Zexiang Li, "Grasp Analysis as Linear Matrix Inequality Problems," IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation , 16(6), December 2000, pp. 663-674. Abstract Full Paper (pdf)

Refereed Contributions to Books

L. Han and L. Rudolph, "Explicit Parametrizations of the Configuration Spaces of Anthropomorphic Multi-Linkage Systems," Robotics: Science and Systems Conference V (RSS2009), June 2009, Seattle USA, in press at MIT Press.

Li Han and Lee Rudolph, "Simplex-Tree Based Kinematics of Foldable Objects as Multi-body Systems Involving Loops," Robotics: Science and Systems IV (RSS 2008), MIT press. Full Paper (pdf)

Li Han, Lee Rudolph, Jonathon Blumenthal, and Ihar Valodzin, "Stratified Deformation Space and Path Planning for a Planar Closed Chain with Revolute Joints," Algorithmic Foundations for Robotics (WAFR 2006), eds. S. Akella, N. Amato, W. Huang and B. Mishra, in Springer STAR series, Springer Verlag. Full Paper (pdf)

Li Han and Lee Rudolph, "Inverse Kinematics for a Serial Chain with Joints under Distance Constraints," Robotics: Science and Systems II (RSS 2006), eds. W. Burgard, O. Brock and C. Stachniss, MIT press, 2007, pp. 177-184. Full Paper (pdf)

Li Han and Nancy M. Amato, "A Kinematics-Based Probabilistic Roadmap Method for Closed Chain Systems," Algorithmic and Computational Robotics—New Directions (WAFR2000), , eds. B. Donald, K. Lynch and D. Rus, March 2000, pp. 233-246. Abstract Full Paper (pdf)