Multiple Postdoctoral Positions Available
06 Oct 2017 by fuge

Multiple postdoctoral positions are open in our lab to study fundamental mathematical and computational techniques for the conceptual design of engineered systems. Specifically, we are looking for talented researchers with expertise and a publication track-record in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • Design Theory and Methodology, for example, in Computational Design Synthesis for engineering systems involving the interplay of function, behavior, and structure.
  • Data-Driven Design and Optimization, for example, simulation-based design, multi-fidelity optimization, robotics, or optimal control.
  • Computer Science, for example, machine learning/AI, software architecture, functional programming, lambda-calculus, and computer graphics/geometry.
  • Applied Mathematics, for example, operator algebras, category theory, differential geometry, topology, or mathematical logic.

For more information, see the official posting

Mark awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award to study Design Manifolds
30 Aug 2017 by fuge

Dr. Mark Fuge has been awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award for a project entitled “Topology and Synthesis of Design Manifolds” as part of the “Functional Mathematical Tools for Design” topic area. The grant builds upon our past work in Design Manifolds by studying how multiple part manifolds interact in assemblies and how mathematical tools from topology, group theory, and machine learning can aid human exploration of large, complex design spaces.

Faez selected for HCOMP Doctoral Consortium
30 Aug 2017 by fahmed

Faez has been selected for HCOMP Doctoral Consortium to be held in Quebec City, Canada on October 23, 2017. The consortium provides a unique opportunity to meet other students and experienced researchers in the field.

Article about Active Expansion Sampling available on arXiv
29 Aug 2017 by wchen

Our article entitled “Active Expansion Sampling for Learning Feasible Domains in an Unbounded Input Space” is available on arXiv. Check out the publications page for more information.

Mark awarded NSF grant for creativity measurement research
17 Jul 2017 by fuge

Dr. Mark Fuge has been awarded an National Science Foundation grant from the CMMI Engineering Systems and Design program for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Improving the Validity and Reliability of Creativity Ratings in Engineering Design” in partnership with Scarlett Miller and Sam Hunter from Penn State University. The grant builds upon our past work in creativity measurement and statistics by studying how to verify and validate different measurement scales for how to systematically measure creativity.

Faez selected for IJCAI Student Grant
08 Jun 2017 by fahmed

Faez has been granted IJCAI Student Grant to present his paper in Melbourne, Australia on August 23, 2017.

Mark giving invited talk at the Machine Learning for Materials Research workshop
01 Jun 2017 by fuge

Mark will be giving a talk entitled “Designing with Data: How machine learning is morphing human, product, and system design” at the Machine Learning for Materials Research Workshop on June, 30th. Come check it out.

Article on Discovering Novel Feasible Desgins accepted to JMD
30 May 2017 by wchen

Our article entitled “Beyond the Known: Detecting Novel Feasible Domains over an Unbounded Design Space” was accepted for publication in the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. Check out the publications page for more information.

Mark receives Gemstone Mentor of the year award
30 Apr 2017 by fuge

Dr. Mark Fuge has been awarded the Gemstone Mentor of the Year Award for his work with UMD’s Gemstone program an undergraduate research program.

Faez selected for Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship
18 Apr 2017 by fahmed

Faez has been selected for Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship at University of Maryland, College Park.

Mark Fuge and Peter Chung awarded ONR grant to study Machine Learning for Material Science
12 Apr 2017 by fuge

Dr. Mark Fuge and Dr. Peter Chung in partnership with ETC have been awarded a grant from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Machine Learning for Energetic Materials”. The grant studies how to use tools from machine learning to understand new material compositions through both materials databases and academic literature (such as, journal papers).

Article on Intrinsic Design Space Complexity accepted to JMD
25 Jan 2017 by wchen

Our article entitled “Design Manifolds Capture the Intrinsic Complexity and Dimension of Design Spaces” was accepted for publication in the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. Check out the publications page for more information.

TEAM Print awarded Mindlin Foundation grant for symbolic CAD research
17 Jan 2017 by fuge

Team PRINT, an Undergraduate Gemstone research team advised by Dr. Mark Fuge, has been awarded a Mindlin Foundation grant for a project entitled “Stroke-based Symbolic Vocabulary Implementation in Computer Aided Design”. The project studies how non-experts use symbols and gestures to identify common CAD operations with the goal of improving sketch-based CAD interfaces.

Article accepted to IDETC 2016
06 Apr 2016 by wchen

We’ll be presenting a paper at this year’s IDETC in the 42nd Design Automation Conference. The paper, entitled “How Designs Differ: Non-Linear Embeddings Illuminate Intrinsic Design Complexity”, shows how to measure the complexity and reduce the dimensionality of a geometric design space. Check out the paper on our publications page.

Congratulations to Wei and Faez on Passing Their Qualifying Exams
15 Mar 2016 by wchen

Our PhD students, Wei and Faez, have passed their qualifying exams. Congrats to them!

Article on Automated Design Methods for 3D Printable Mechanisms accepted to JMD
02 Jul 2015 by fuge

Our article entitled “The MechProcessor: Helping Novices Design Printable Mechanisms across Different Printers” was accepted for publication in the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. Check out the project page for more updates when we release the source code for the paper.

Article accepted to IDETC 2015
04 May 2015 by fuge

We’ll be presenting a paper at this year’s IDETC in the Design Theory and Methodology (DTM) track: DTM-7 Human Behavior in Design. The paper, entitled “A Scalpel not a Sword: On the Role of Statistical Tests in Design Cognition”, explores how researchers in DTM use Null Hypothesis Statistical Testing in Design studies, and reviews some of the pitfalls associated with the practice. Check out the paper on our publications page. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Boston in August!

Article on Pattern Analysis Techniques for HCD Methods accepted to JMD
18 Jan 2015 by fuge

For those interested in Human-Centered Design, Design for Development, or statistical techniques for analyzing design research: keep a look out for our recently accepted paper on the Pattern Analysis Techniques for HCD Methods in the upcoming JMD special issue on “User Needs and Preferences in Engineering Design”. Also check out the HCD project page for more details and the project code.

Lab Member Ryan Elder Receives SEEDS Fellowship
09 Oct 2014 by fuge

IDEAL member Ryan Elder receives a UMD SEEDS Fellowship, funded through the National Science Foundation, for our work on 3D Printable Devices.

Talk at Accenture Tech Labs
22 Jul 2014 by fuge

Mark will be giving a talk on Collaborative Design Informatics at Accenture Tech Labs on July, 22nd. Come check it out.

Design method recommendation article accepted to JMD
25 Jun 2014 by fuge

Our article on “Machine Learning Methods for Recommending Design Methods” was accepted for publication in the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. Check out the project page for more updates when we release the source code for the paper.

Two articles accepted to IDETC
16 May 2014 by fuge

We’ll be presenting two papers at this year’s IDETC, both in the Design Theory and Methodology (DTM) track. One paper is on the evolution of the OpenIDEO design community, and another is on users research methods for Design for Development. Check out the papers on our publications page. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Buffalo in August.

Talk at GE Global Research
30 Jan 2014 by fuge

Mark will be giving a talk on Collaborative Design Informatics at GE Global Research in San Ramon. They’re doing some impressive work at the intersection of engineering and data science, building out the future of the industrial internet.

Network Structure of OpenIDEO article accepted to JCISE
07 Jan 2014 by fuge

For those interested in Open Innovation or distributed design communities: keep a look out for our recently accepted paper on the Network Structure of OpenIDEO in one of the upcoming editions of JCISE.