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Frontiers in Design Representation Summer School


Frontiers in Design Representation Summer School 2022 at the University of Maryland, College Park, July 25-29th


  1. Evening Social Options

    This page lists some details on possible social options you may wish to explore in the evenings. While these are all optional and not part of the official summer school program, they are designed to help you explore the area and build connection with other attendees by giving you some ideas to start with. …


  2. Poster Session

    At the end of Monday during the Summer School, there will be a reception and graduate student poster session where you will have the opportunity to (if you want) talk about some of your past, current, or planned research or projects with other students and speakers at the summer school and get to know the other attendees better. The rest of this page describes how the poster session will work if you wish to share a bit about your research. …


  3. Logistics

    This page covers various Logistics and Frequently Asked Questions for accepted Summer School attendees, and will be updated as questions are received and as further logistics become relevant. …


  4. Challenge Problems

    Participants in the 2022 Summer School will have the choice of working on a variety of Engineering Design Challenge Problems that will include datasets and starter code for several relevant problems from the domains of Heat Transfer, Aerodynamics, Power Electronics, Medical Device Design, and others. The programming language used by the challenge problem library and many of the topical presentations and activities will be Python, though participants may use other languages as desired during the Summer School itself. Further details on how to access these resources will be made available to program participants after the application window closes, and may be updated here publicly during or after the Summer School. …


  5. Schedule

    The Summer School officially runs from 8:30am Monday, July 25th through 5:00 pm Friday, July 29th. For students arriving on Sunday, July 24th, there will be an optional social/networking activity in the afternoon. Below provides the anticipated schedule, though the exact ordering is potentially subject to change. While some of the topics may sound unfamiliar and potentially intimidating for those working primarily in Engineering Design areas, keep in mind that this Summer School is designed to be a first introduction, particularly for those without prior experience in these topics. The pace and scope will be adjusted accordingly. …


  6. Apply

    To apply for the 2022 UMD Frontiers in Design Representation Summer School, please complete this application form. …


  7. Overview

    The Frontiers in Design Representation (FinDeR) Summer School is a series of yearly summer programs for Graduate Students in Engineering focused on exploring emerging mathematical, statistical, or computing foundations for how we represent Engineering Design. Hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, and funded by the National Science Foundation (via CMMI-1936730 and CMMI-1943699), these Summer Schools are designed to introduce graduate students working in the Design research area to new and emerging mathematical, statistical, or computational techniques beyond what is typically covered in graduate-level coursework, and to help bridge conceptual and linguistic barriers and academic networks between different fields. This means that the target students are those enrolled in a technically-oriented graduate program. While this typically means an Engineering department, students from related technical areas outside of Engineering such as Architecture, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or other similar or interdisciplinary areas are more than welcome if their interests align with Engineering Design or Design more broadly. …