China (Fulbright S&T grantee 2010)
Yusheng Qi is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is doing research in the Vortical Flow Research Laboratory.
He is completing research on the estimation of sea surface elevation maps from marine radar image sequences, which is estimation of the waves imaged by the radar. This research is helpful for the investigation of single wave properties, such as wave height and crest steepness, which are especially important for the investigation of rogue waves. Therefore, his research is the foundation of further study on wave related issues.
A native of China, prior to being named a Fulbright Science & Technology Fellow, Yusheng received Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University, where he ranked in the top 1% in Department of Hydraulic Engineering. For his thesis, Yusheng invented a new wave-powered seawater desalination device with his advisor and has applied for a patent in China. He enjoys playing basketball, football, billiards and running. He has competed three times in the ANA Beijing Marathon (one full marathon and two half marathons).