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Prof. Wei Chen elected president of ISSMO at WCSMO 13

Prof. Wei Chen and IDEAL alumni attended the 13th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO 13). During the congress, Prof. Chen was elected President of the International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO). She was invited to give a state-of-the-art (SOTA) panel talk on “Machine Learning and Data-Driven Techniques: Status and Opportunities”.

Prof. Wei Chen elected to NAE

Congratulations to Prof. Chen for her election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)! The NAE cited Prof. Chen for her “contributions to design under uncertainty in products and systems, and leadership in the engineering design community.” Read the full news on McCormick’s website: CLICK HERE

IDEAL attends USACM UQ workshop

Prof. Wei Chen and two IDEAL students, Anton van Beek and Tianyu Huang, attended the USACM Thematic Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Computational Solid and Structural Materials Modeling, held on January 17-18, 2019 on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference was sponsored by the USACM UQ Thrust Area. Prof.

Prof. Wei Chen gave invited talk in IUTAM

Professor Wei Chen gave an invited talk on “Design of Manufacturable Multiscale Structures using Robust Topology Optimization” in the IUTAM Symposium on “When topology optimization meets additive manufacturing – theory and methods” in Dalian, China, October 2018.

Univ. of Wyoming Trip for NSF DEMS Project

For the NSF sponsored project (award #1662435 , #1662509, #1753770), “Concurrent Design of Quasi-Random Nanostructured Material Systems (NMS) and Nanofabrication Processes using Spectral Density Function”, collaborators from Northwestern University (PI Chen), University of Wyoming (PI TeYu Chien), and Leigh University (PI Ganesh Balasubramanian met at University of Wyoming in August 2018 for research discussion and

Prof. Wei Chen gave semi-plenary talk in WCCM 2018

Professor Wei Chen was a semi-plenary speaker on “A Data-Driven Stochastic Multiscale Analysis Framework for Design of Microstructural Material Systems” in the WCCM (World Congress of Computational Mechanics), in New York, NY, July 2018.

Prof. Chen gave keynote speech in ISFA

Professor Wei Chen was a keynote speaker on “Multiscale and Multidimensional Quantification and Propagation of Manufacturing Induced Uncertainty”, in the ISFA (International Symposium on Flexible Automation), in Kanazawa, Japan, July 2018.

Prof. Wei Chen Named Editor-in-Chief of JMD

Read more about Journal of Mechanical Design(JMD): Effective January 2018, Dr. Wei Chen takes over as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD). JMD has more than 900 annual submissions and is the top quartile journal among 130 journals in the mechanical engineering field rated by ISI.

Prof. Wei Chen Receives Ver Steeg Faculty Award

Dr. Wei Chen is the recipient of 2018 Ver Steeg Faculty Award by the Graduate School at Northwestern University. This award recognizes one outstanding faculty member and one outstanding staff member each year for their contributions of excellence in working with graduate students of The Graduate School. Her award citation is: As a Director of Graduate Studies, Professor