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Awardee:RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE
Doing Business As Name:SUNY at Buffalo
PD/PI:
  • Kemper E Lewis
  • (716) 645-2682
  • kemperlewis@gmail.com
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Kenneth W English
Award Date:01/27/2011
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 275,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 343,000
  • FY 2011=$79,000
  • FY 2015=$55,000
  • FY 2012=$99,000
  • FY 2013=$55,000
  • FY 2014=$55,000
Start Date:02/01/2011
End Date:01/31/2017
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.070
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:IUCRC Center for e-Design: IT Enabled Design and Realization of Products and Systems
Federal Award ID Number:1068077
DUNS ID:038633251
Parent DUNS ID:020657151
Program:IUCRC-Indust-Univ Coop Res Ctr

Awardee Location

Street:520 Lee Entrance
City:Buffalo
State:NY
ZIP:14228-2567
County:Buffalo
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:26

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:SUNY at Buffalo
Street:520 Lee Entrance
City:Buffalo
State:NY
ZIP:14228-2567
County:Buffalo
Country:US
Cong. District:26

Abstract at Time of Award

The University of Buffalo-SUNY (UB) is planning to join the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) entitled "Center for e-Design and Realization of Engineered Products and Systems (e-Design)" which currently is a multi- university center comprised of Virginia Tech (lead institution), the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of Central Florida, and Carnegie Mellon University. The mission and vision of the existing e-Design Center is to research and develop methods tools that support the realization of a new design paradigm that can be used to develop new engineered products and systems. UB requests funding for becoming a site of the NSF Center for e-Design under the leadership of Professor Kemper E. Lewis. The NSF multi-university IUCRC for e-Design addresses the science and engineering challenges that limit the evolution of a new product/system design approaches that are essential for efficient, rapid and reliable design and manufacture in a highly competitive global environment. The University of Buffalo Site brings emphasis in product visualization and simulation, immersive environments, decision networks, information technology to support design decision making, and motion simulation to the existing center. The research efforts at UB will support the e-Design center's long term goal of establishing a new paradigm where products/systems are conceived and produced in a cyber-enabled domain with the full participation of all key stake-holders including designers, manufacturers, engineers, OEMs and consumers. A multi-disciplinary team including eight academic departments is engaged. The research will have broader impact through a strong cohort of industry partners, including medical, foods and infrastructure companies. The research thrusts identified will produce tools useful to a wide range of industries. The proposed effort at UB will contribute to the successful development and preparation of graduate and undergraduate students. Students associated with the Center will receive career development opportunities, attendance of and presentations at interdisciplinary conferences and workshops, as well as training in the ethical conduct of research. The addition of UB also contributes to the diversity of the Center, with 38% of participating faculty being women. The PI and other UB faculty will continue to recruit underrepresented students, including partnering with a number of university programs aimed at providing research opportunities for these students.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Fabiano, Gregory A. and Hulme, Kevin and Linke, Stuart and Nelson-Tuttle, Chris and Pariseau, Meaghan and Gangloff, Brian and Lewis, Kemper and Pelham, William E. and Waschbusch, Daniel A. and Waxmonsky, James G. and Gormley, Matthew and Gera, Shradha and "The {Supporting} a {Teen}'s {Effective} {Entry} to the {Roadway} ({STEER}) {Program}: {Feasibility} and {Preliminary} {Support} for a {Psychosocial} {Intervention} for {Teenage} {Drivers} {With} {ADHD}" Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v.18, 2011, p.267--280. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2010.04.002 

Krishnamurty, S., Eddy, D., Grosse, I., Wileden, J., Witherell, P., and Lewis, K. "An Integrated Approach to Information Modeling for the Sustainable Design of Products" ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, v.14, 2014, p.021011-1.

Chang, X., Terpenny, J., and Koelling, P. "Reducing Errors in the Development, Maintenance and Utilisation of Ontologies" International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, v.23, 2010, p.. doi:341 

Geetla, Tejswaroop and Batta, Rajan and Blatt, Alan and Flanigan, Marie and Majka, Kevin "Optimal placement of omnidirectional sensors in a transportation network for effective emergency response and crash characterization" Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, v.45, 2014, p.64--82. doi:0968-090X 

Goff, R., Williams, C., Terpenny, J., Gilbert, K., Knott, T. and Lo, J. "ROXIE: Real Outreach eXperiences In Engineering First-Year Engineering Students Designing for Community Partners" pecial Issue on Sustaining Sustainable Design, International Journal of Engineering Education, v.26, 2010, p.. doi:349 

Fabiano, Gregory A. and Schatz, Nicole K. and Morris, Karen L. and Willoughby, Michael T. and Vujnovic, Rebecca K. and Hulme, Kevin F. and Riordan, Jessica and Howard, Marlana and Hennessy, Dwight and Lewis, Kemper and Hawk, Larry and Wylie, Amanda and Pe "Efficacy of a family-focused intervention for young drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.84, 2016, p.1078--109. doi:10.1037/ccp0000137 

Wagh, A., Hou, Y., Qiao, C., Yang, L., Li, X., Sadek, A.W., Hulme, K.F., Wu, C., Xu, H., and Huang, L. "Emerging Applications for Cyber Transportation Systems" Journal of Computer Science and Technology, v.29, 2014, p.562. doi:10.1007/s11390-014-1450-9 

Fabiano, Gregory A. and Schatz, Nicole K. and Hulme, Kevin F. and Morris, Karen L. and Vujnovic, Rebecca K. and Willoughby, Michael T. and Hennessy, Dwight and Lewis, Kemper E. and Owens, Julie and Pelham, William E. "Positive {Bias} in {Teenage} {Drivers} {With} {ADHD} {Within} a {Simulated} {Driving} {Task}" Journal of Attention Disorders, v., 2015, p.108705471. doi:10.1177/1087054715616186 

Fernandes, R., Grosse, I., Krishnamurty, S., Wileden,J., and Witherell, P. "Semantic methods supporting design innovation" Advanced Engineering Informatics, v., 2010, p.. doi:10.1016/j.aei.2010.08.001 

Rockwell, J., Grosse, I., Krishnamurty, S.,, and Wileden,J. "A semantic information model for capturing and communicating design decisions" ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, v.10, 2010, p.. doi:10.1115/1.3462926 

Hulme, Kevin F and Duncan, Ian and Deutsch, J. "Demonstration of the Potential for Simulators in Young Driver Training" The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), v., 2012, p..

Ren, P., Hong, D.W., Terpenny, J., and Goff, R. "Bridging Theory and Practice in a Senior Level Robotics Course for Mechanical and Electrical Engineers" ASEE Computers in Education Journal, v.4, 2010, p..

Hulme, Kevin F "Simulator Fidelity in Training: Informed Decision-Making to Maximize Effectiveness" The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), v., 2015, p..

Orfi, N., Terpenny, J.P., and Sahin-Sariisik, A. "Harnessing Product Complexity: Step 1 - Establishing Product Complexity Dimensions and Indicators" The Engineering Economist, v.56, 2011, p.59.

Eddy, Douglas and Krishnamurty, Sundar and Grosse, Ian and Wileden, Jack and Lewis, Kemper "A Robust Surrogate Modeling Approach for Material Selection in Sustainable Design of Products" ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, v., 2014, p.. doi:10.1115/DETC2014-34280 

Ziegler, Laura and Lewis, Kemper "Many-Attribute Decision Making Using Iterative Attribute Subsets" ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, v., 2016, p.. doi:10.1115/DETC2016-60094 

Wagh, Aditya and Hou, Yunfei and Qiao, Chunming and Zhang, Longfei and Li, Xu and Sadek, Adel and Hulme, Kevin and Wu, Changxu and Xu, Hong-Li and Huang, Liu-Sheng "Emerging {Applications} for {Cyber} {Transportation} {Systems}" Journal of Computer Science and Technology, v.29, 2014, p.562--575. doi:10.1007/s11390-014-1450-9 

Li, Y., Chang, X., Terpenny, J., and Gilbert, T. "Ontology-based Multi-platform Identification Method" Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, v., 2010, p.. doi:10.1115/1.3467010 

Henchey, M and Batta, R and Blatt, A and Flanigan, M and Majka, K "A simulation approach to studying emergency response in an advanced transportation system" J Simula, v.8, 2013, p.115--128.

Debra Burhans and Karthik Dantu "ARTY: Fueling Creativity through Art, Robotics and Technology for Youth" Proceedings of the Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) 2017, San Francisco, CA, v., 2017, p..

Stratton, Daniel and Martino, Daniel and Lewis, Kemper and Hall, John "Selection of Sustainable Wind Turbine Tower Geometry and Material Using Multi-Level Decision Making" ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, v., 2014, p..

Stratton, Daniel and Behdad, Sara and Lewis, Kemper and Krishnamurty, Sundar "A multi-level approach to concept selection in sustainable design" ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, v., 2014, p.V004T06A0.

Raghuwanshi, Viral and Salunke, Sarthak and Hou, Yunfei and Hulme, Kevin F "Development of a Microscopic Artificially Intelligent Traffic Model for Simulation" The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), v., 2014, p..

Qiao, Chunming and Sadek, Adel W and Hulme, Kevin and Wu, Sean "Addressing design and human factors challenges in cyber-transportation systems with an integrated traffic-driving-networking simulator" Workshop for Developing Dependable and Secure Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems from Components, v.28, 2011, p.29.

Mix, K. J., Jensen, C. G., and Ryskamp, J. "Automated Design Rationale Capture within the CAx Environment" Computer-Aided Design and Applications, v.7, 2010, p.361.

Xu, Y., Red, E., and Jensen, C. "A Flexible Context Architecture for a Multi-User GUI" Computer-Aided Design & Applications, v., 2011, p.479.

Olewnik, Andrew and English, Ken "Development of a Methodology for Knowledge Discovery in Engineering Design" 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, v., 2015, p..

Morris, Karen L. and Hulme, Kevin F and Fabiano, Gregory A. "Leveraging Simulation to Augment Risky Driving Attitudes and Behaviors" The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), v., 2014, p..

Red, E., Jensen, C. G., Marshall, F., Ryskamp, J. and Xu, Y. "CAx: A Research Agenda for Collaborative Computer-Aided Applications" Computer-Aided Design and Applications, v.7, 2010, p.387.

Hulme, Kevin F and Lewis, KE and Kasprzak, EM and Russo, DM and Singla, Puneet and Fuglewicz, Daniel P "Game-based experiential learning in dynamics education using motion simulation" The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), v., 2010, p..

Hulme, Kevin F and Lewis, K.E. "A Matter of Fidelity ? Identifying the Sweet Spot for Simulation" The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), v., 2013, p..

Witherell, P., Krishnamurty, S., Grosse, I., and Wileden,J. "Improved knowledge management through first-order predicate in engineering design ontologies" Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, v.24, 2010, p.245. doi:10.1017/S0890060409990096 

Hulme, Kevin F and Guzy, L. T. and Kennedy, R. S. "Holistic Design Approach to Analyze Simulator Sickness in Motion-based Environments" The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), v., 2011, p..

Williams, C., McNair, L., Crede, E.*, Paretti, M., Terpenny, J. "Designing Hands-On Teaming Activities for Courses with Large Enrollments: Exploring Sustainability Tradeoffs" Special Issue on Sustaining Sustainable Design, International Journal of Engineering Education, v.26, 2010, p.408.

Hulme, Kevin F and Duncan, Ian and Hatten, Nailiah and Beim, S. and Norton, R. and Bald, N. and Duquesnay, J. and Brutus, M. "Towards Standardizing Simulators in Teen Driver Training ? Lessons Learned." The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), v., 2013, p..


Project Outcomes Report

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The discrete mechanical products industry, a key driver for the U.S. economy, generates more than $1 trillion in domestic revenues each year.  Product development has become an enormously complicated process as discrete product manufacturers are under pressure from customers (and the market) to move away from the traditional make-to-stock production model to a build-to-demand model. These market pressures are impacting three key elements of competitiveness: time to market, cost, and quality.  Time to market requires engineering processes (and business processes) to be highly optimized with efficient collaborations among people and seamless data and information flow between engineering tools.  Cost pressures drive manufacturers to seek to subdivide and distribute engineering and manufacturing activities throughout the world to minimize costs, while high quality products dictate that the design process be multi-disciplinary with inputs from manufacturing, distributors, customers, suppliers, maintenance providers, recyclers, etc.  The result is ‘globalization’ in which the engineering, manufacturing, selling, servicing, and recycling of high technology products are distributed across the world.  To meet this growing challenge, U.S. industry needs more innovative product design and realization paradigms which will significantly reduce a product’s cost, shorten its time to market, and take advantage of a growing global environment.  Since 70% of a product’s acquisition costs are committed at the design stage, novel design processes and technologies are critical for quickly delivering cost effective, high quality products.

By taking advantage of the confluence of several key factors, the Center for e-Design has developed a number of next generation design and realization paradigms.  The Internet, sensors, high-speed data networks, increased computational power, and the evolution of engineering design and analysis tools, have set the stage for a fundamentally new e-Design process where engineers can efficiently work collaboratively together from anywhere in the world.  The UB academic and industry partners have contributed to the development of advanced hardware and software tools to support design decision making using immersive visualization and simulation environments.  We also developed a number of environments that utilize tracking, sensors, virtual reality, and haptic devices for engineering design and biomedical applications. In addition, we created tools to help engineering designers make rapid tradeoffs when faced with multiple sources of information. Lastly, the UB team developed advanced vehicle and transportation simulation and motion systems by developing the necessary software (simulation and visualization) and hardware (sensor networks, immersive environments).

These research efforts support the e-Design Center’s goal of developing intelligent e-design tools and technologies for the realization of engineered products and systems. 

 


Last Modified: 05/03/2017
Modified by: Kemper E Lewis

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