University of Kentucky Solar Car Team

Evan Yang

Evan Yang

COMPUTER SCIENCE LEAD

Evan Yang is a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Computer Science and Biology who joined the team in the fall of 2018 and assumed the responsibility as the computer science team lead in the fall of 2020. As team lead for the computer science subsystem, Evan is responsible for providing oversight and guidance in the development of system software for the solar car’s electrical components, designing infrastructure to collect and analyze data for developing race strategies that optimize performance and energy usage, and ensuring that the solar car runs safely and correctly. Outside of the team, Evan is involved with bioinformatics research where he is developing systems for the robust mapping telomeres in genome sequences and is actively engaged with community service projects on campus and within the broader Lexington community with organizations such as Alpha Phi Omega, Tau Beta Pi, and Interdisciplinary Engineering Outreach.