Dr. Du is the director of the Robotics, Sensor, and Machine Intelligence Laboratory at SJSU. She was a visiting professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2014-2015.  Prior to joining SJSU in 2000, she was an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University.  

Her research and teaching areas are sensors, robotics, mechatronics, automation, and control, with an emphasis on health care and biomedical applications. She has taught more than 10 different undergraduate and graduate courses. She is a sole author of book: “Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive, and Magnetic Sensor Technologies” (CRC press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2015), contributed to the books Smart Sensors and Sensing Technology (Springer-Verlag, 2008) and Modern Sensors, Transducers, and Sensor Networks (International Frequency Sensor Association, 2012), and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. She is a principal investigator (PI) or co-PI of more than 23 research grants, and the leader of more than 20 industry sponsored research projects. In 2010, she was awarded the rank of fellow with American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of her exceptional engineering achievements and contribution to the engineering profession. She is also an active member of IEEE. Her professional honors include the International ASME Diversity & Outreach Award (2004), ASME District D Student Section Advisor Award (2007, 2011, and 2013), Richard A. Fitz Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award (2005), and Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship at SJSU (2012), and Newman Brothers Award for Faculty Excellence, College of Engineering, SJSU (2014).