Announcement on the Addition of Standing Director


The Asian Association of Lighting Designers(AALD) has recently carried out the relevant work of adding Standing Director according to the procedures. As of October 1st, 2023, the Chairman and current Standing Director have concluded their review of this matter.

According to Article 19 and Article 21 of the Constitution of AALD, Ms. Lin Yandan is officially appointed as a new Standing Director.

This appointment will further enrich our association's team of Standing Director and inject new energy and innovation into the field of Asian lighting design. We eagerly look forward to the outstanding contributions of Ms. Lin Yandan and her collaboration with other Standing Directors in promoting the development of Asian lighting design.

Thank you for your continuous support to AALD. We look forward to a brighter future.

Asian Association of Lighting Designers (AALD)
October 13, 2023

Basic information

Yandan LIN, female, Doctoral Supervisor, School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University. She takes the position of Chinese member for CIE as associate Director of Division 4 (Lighting and Signaling for Transportation). She is also the director of CIES Division for Lighting and Signaling for Transportation. Her research interests include visual comfort, health and smart lighting. She has taken several government funding projects of intelligent solid state lighting technology, the relationship between lighting, visual safety, visual efficiency, and health.
Prof. LIN has presided over important research projects such as the National Key R&D Program, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the 973 Program, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, CRRC, AVIC, CSIC, etc., and has published more than 100 academic articles, including more than 50 papers in SCI journals and EI, and has been granted more than 40 patents. She gained the second prize of Shanghai Science Progress Award twice in 2013 and 2017,and Won the CSA Ten-Year Contribution Award in 2014; in 2016, she was awarded the Shanghai Women's Innovation Rookie Award and was named the Shanghai March 8 Red Flag Pacesetter.
Some of her research projects on visual mechanism and dynamic control strategy include National Natural Science Foundation of China, Special Project for China Commercial Aircraft, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863), National Basic Research Program of China (973). It has important applications in the fields of national defense and people's livelihood and health, such as civil aircraft, multiple models of trains of CRRC, and multiple ships of CSIC. She participated in the "Research on the Mechanism of Passenger Cabin Scenario Lighting for Large Passenger Aircraft" and "Research on Human-Machine Ergonomic of Cockpit Lighting for Large Passenger Aircraft" of the major special projects of the first domestic regional jet ARJ21 and C919.

2014.12-Now: Professor and Doctoral Supervisor, Department of Light Sources and Illuminating Engineering, School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University
2006.4-2014.11: Assistant Professor, Department of Light Sources and Illuminating Engineering, School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University
2005.4-2006.3: Lecturer, Department of Light Sources and Illuminating Engineering, Fudan University
2003.7-2004.9: DAAD Joint Training Doctoral Student, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
1999.9-2005.1: Jioned Study of Master and Doctoral Degree in physics electronics, Department of Light Sources and Illuminating Engineering, Fudan University
1995.9-1999.7: Undergraduates majoring in light source and lighting,Department of Light Sources and Illuminating Engineering, Fudan University

Research Interests
Focus on scientific issues of optical vision and biological effects, carry out long-term interdisciplinary research on photobiological effects, human factors methodology, color science, evidence-based medicine, image processing, etc., and apply them to national defense, transportation, medical health, and intelligent lighting.
Academic Positions
Chinese member for CIE Division 4 (Lighting and Signaling for Transportation)
Director of CIA Technical Committee TC1-91 (White Light Color Quality)
Chairman for International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL)
Director of the China Illumination Society
Director of the Intelligent Traffic Lighting Professional Committee of the China Illumination Society, member of the Editorial Board of the Chinese core journals "Lighting Engineering Journal" and "Applied Optics"
Member of the Technical Committee TC114SC21 and TC224SC1 and TC224SC4 of the National Standardization Technical Committee
Technical Expert of the Water Surface and Underwater Technology Committee of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation
ISO/TC 274’s liaison to ISO/TC 269/SC 2 rolling stock

Undergraduate course: Colorimetry,  Human Factors in Lighting
Postgraduate course:  Visual Science, Scientific Research Methodology

Major Special Project of China's Large Aircraft: Research on the Mechanism of Passenger Cabin Scenario Lighting for Large Passenger Aircraft
Major Special Project of China's Large Aircraft: Research on Human-Machine Ergonomic of Cockpit Lighting for Large Passenger Aircraft
Eleventh Five-Year Plan Project of the Ministry of Education of China: Research on Improving the Lighting Environment of Classrooms and Prevention of Myopia in Primary and Secondary School Students
Special Project of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission: Research on Improving the Lighting Environment of Classrooms in Shanghai's Primary and Secondary Schools
International Cooperation Project: Non-visual Biological Effect of Lighting on Human Body
International Cooperation Project: Optimizing Lighting Parameters of Reading Lamps for Young Students and Senior Citizens
National Natural Science Foundation of China: Research on Establishing Intermediate Visual Photometry Models Based on Visual Functions

Co-editor of "National Vocational Qualification Training Course for Lighting Designers";
Editor-in-Chief of "Foundation Knowledge";
Wrote the second chapter of "Lighting Automatic Control Technology" published by Machinery Industry Press;
Over 50 articles published, including nearly 20 papers published in SCI, EI and core journals, and over 20 foreign language articles;
Two utility model patents.

Addressing the increasing urgent demand for optical safety and health in special light environments in national defense and major strategic areas, combined with photobiological effects and human factors engineering technology, we have solved complex optical measurement and modeling techniques for different application scenarios. Using genetic algorithms, machine learning and other methods, we have achieved precise spectral matching and developed standard systems and overall design plans for light environments. We have transformed evaluation models into engineering implementation plans to solve the problem of evaluating light environment quality in the field of transportation. Typical cases include:
1)We undertook research on the simulation and validation system of the technical study of light environment control technology for key models, proposing a methodological framework for the comfort of shipboard lighting and research on the physiological and psychological health of personnel based on human circadian rhythms. We also developed a study plan for verifying lighting design technology based on physiological research and achieved a safe, healthy and comfortable lighting scene for ships. Additionally, we conducted a review and analysis of light pollution in key compartments, completing a comparative experiment plan for light pollution in model compartments, formulating technical indicators for the display and control system of model compartments, and optimizing the role of light environment in the overall operating environment.
2)We undertook a research project on human-machine effectiveness technology for civil airliner cabin lighting systems. Based on the characteristics of civil airliner models, we completed research, integrated design, and comprehensive verification of cabin lighting systems (including cockpits and passenger cabins) that met human-machine effectiveness requirements. We proposed a definition of the requirements for civil airliner cabin lighting and developed a standardized evaluation specification and verification standard based on human factors engineering research.
3)We undertook research on glare analysis and indoor optical index studies for multiple train models. Through theoretical modeling, data analysis, model train experiments and other methods, we established an integrated index system and implementation plan for human factors engineering-based optical safety and health that guides the selection, design, finalization, and implementation of various illuminating components in train cabins and passenger cars. The safety lighting environment using this theoretical system has been applied to multiple train models.
4)We undertook the sub-project of the 973 Project “Comprehensive study of influencing factors and mechanisms of environmental ergonomics”, taking the visual channel as the main performance object to establish a comprehensive model of visual ergonomics that combines factors such as light, sound, and vibration with safety warning models, providing research support for the safe design of cockpit environments and warning systems.
5)We undertook the project of researching the mechanism of aircraft cabin scene lighting, studying the psychological, physiological, and visual perception effects of cabin lighting on passengers from the perspective of human factors engineering. The research provided theoretical support for setting up scenarios for flight lighting on related models.
6) We are responsible for the topic “Research on health characteristics and evaluation models of optical quality” under the 13th Five-Year National Key R&D Program. We have sorted out and defined human health indicators, explored the laws of optical effects on vision and biology, and developed health lighting plans, facilities, and tools. Currently, we are applying theories of healthy lighting and optical medicine to more places and populations, including optical auxiliary treatment for drug rehabilitation centers, depression treatment using optical auxiliary treatment methods for sleep disorders, and other treatment methods.