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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Conrad S. Tucker, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Engineering Design and Manufacturing

    Abstract:
    Our research employs artificial intelligence techniques that seek to automate the main time/cost drivers of the engineering design and manufacturing process. The features of a product inform the form, function and behavior of the resulting design concept that can be subsequently created using traditional manufacturing/additive manufacturing methods. While there exists a wide range of computer aided design tools that seek to generate 3D design concepts, they are primarily parametric in nature and rely extensively on designers expertise, which may not always be readily available. Grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have enabled our research team to explore the use of Deep Generative Design methods such as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to generate 3D representations of design concepts. However, there is more to a design than simply its 3D form, as the design must perform a function and operate in an environment where its behavior may/may not perform as intended. Towards this end, our research group has proposed liking the AI-generation of a design, with the automatic evaluation of its function and behavior using physics-based simulation engines. The end result is a physics-informed design that has the potential to be realized through techniques such as additive manufacturing.

    Biography: Dr. Conrad Tucker is an Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Machine Learning (Courtesy) at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on the design and optimization of systems through the acquisition, integration and mining of large scale, disparate data. Dr. Tucker has served as PI/Co-PI on federally/non-federally funded grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) via the NSF Center for eDesign, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). In February 2016, he was invited by National Academy of Engineering (NAE) President Dr. Dan Mote, to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium. He received his Ph.D., M.S. (Industrial Engineering), and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at
    Urbana-Champaign, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2SihJZ6mR2up1sSa4u_3Jg

    Webcast: Registration Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2SihJZ6mR2up1sSa4u_3Jg

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: Registration Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2SihJZ6mR2up1sSa4u_3Jg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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