Soo Jeon is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Professor Jeon’s expertise lies in the broad areas of mechatronics, dynamic systems, instrumentation and control. He has been working on research projects related to applied instrumentation, sensory data processing, robotic manipulation, autonomous robots, nonlinear dynamics of controlled mechanical systems, and motion control for autonomous systems.

Professor Jeon is the recipient of the Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for the year 2010 and the Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award from the NSERC for the year 2015.

He is a member of ASME, IEEE and CSME. He has served as an associate editor for ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (2016 - 2020), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2016 - 2019), IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2020 -) and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (2022 -).

Link to Lab (for the list of research topics)

Link to our Github (for activities on autonomous robots)


A note to applicants: Please understand that, due to the sheer volume of emails, I cannot reply to all emails of inquiries related to admission to our graduate program (or to my lab). In particular, please avoid sending me multiple emails for the reason that you did not get my response. Sorry for not being able to reply to all your emails, but such emails are loading up my mail folders beyond what I can handle. Like many other faculty members in our school, I rarely hire students from unsolicited individual emails to me. If you are interested to join my laboratory, you may have a better chance of getting attention by submitting your application to Admissions Office and indicate my name as "Potential Supervisor".