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Professor Shapour Azarm
2155 Martin Hall
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Voice: +1-301-405-5250
Email: azarm@umd.edu



Ph.D. Dissertations Advised

2012

  • Weiwei Hu (graduated in Summer 2012, Advisor), “Approximation Assisted Multiobjective and Collaborative Robust Optimization under Interval Uncertainty.” Staff Engineer, Medical Division, Stryker Corp.
  • Khaled H. Saleh (graduated in Summer 2012, Advisor, with Dr. R. Radermacher as Co-advisor), “Online Approximation Assisted Multiobjective Optimization with Heat Exchanger Design Applications,” Faculty Research Assistant, Center for Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Zhichao Wang (graduated in Summer 2012, Advisor, with Dr. P. K. Kannan as Co-advisor), “Strategic Product Design Decisions for Uncertain, Converging and Service Oriented Markets.” Staff Engineer, Praxair, Inc.

2011

  • Sauleh A. Siddiqui (graduated in Fall 2011, Co-adviser, with S. Gabriel as Advisor), “Solving Two-Level Optimization Problems with Applications to Robust Design and Energy Markets.” Assistant Professor (tenure track), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lulu Wang (graduated in Fall 2011, Co-adviser with P. K. Kannan, with B. Youn as Advisor), “Product Design Selection using Online Customer Reviews.” Employed by Industry in China.

2010

  • Joshua M. Hamel (graduated in August 2010, Advisor), “Sensitivity Analysis Based Approaches for Mitigating the Effects of Reducible Interval Input Uncertainty on Single- and Multi-Disciplinary Systems Using Multi-Objective Optimization.” Assistant Professor (tenure track), California State University, Long Beach

2009

  • Vikrant C. Aute (graduated in May 2009, Advisor), “Single and Multi-response Adaptive Design of Experiments with Application to Design Optimization of Novel Heat Exchangers.” Faculty research Assistant at Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE), University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

2007

  • Genzi Li (graduated in August 2007, Adviser) “Online and Offline Approximations for Population Based Multi-Objective Optimization.” CEO, Beijing Bofei Instrument CO., China.
  • Mian Li (graduated in December 2007, Advisor), “Robust Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis with Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms: Single- and Multi-Disciplinary Applications.” Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai, China. [Received (May 2008) Best Dissertation Award from the ME dept at UMD.]
  • Nathan Williams (graduated in December 2007, Advisor; Dr. P.K. Kannan as Co-advisor), “Strategic Product Design for Retail Channel Acceptance under Uncertainty and Competition.” Risk Management Director, Shell Energy, Spokane, WA

2006

  • Babak Besharati (graduated in May 2006, Adviser), “Deterministic Multi-Objective Robust Optimization for Single Product and Product Line Engineering with Design and Marketing Considerations.” Employed at Pepco Energy Services.

2005

  • Anil Kumar Maddulapalli (graduate in May 2005, Adviser), “Product Design Selection with Variability for an Implicit Value Function.” Employed by Industry, India.

2004

  • Subroto Gunawan (graduated in May 2004, Adviser), “Parameter Sensitivity Measures for Single Objective, Multi-Objective, and Feasibility Robust Design Optimization.” Employed at Ameresco, Inc.

2003

  • Alex F. Mehr (graduated in August 2003, Adviser), “Entropy Approach to Meta-Modeling, Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm, and Quality Assessment of Solution Sets for Design Optimization.” Co-Founder and co-CEO, Zoosk, Inc.

2001

  • Hui Li (graduated in May 2001, Adviser), “Product Design Selection under Uncertainty and with Competitive Advantage.” Senior Software Engineer, Whereoware, Inc.
  • Jin Wu (graduated in August 2001, Adviser) “Quality Assisted Multiobjective Multidisciplinary Genetic Algorithms.” Staff R&D engineer, Synopsys, Inc.

1998

  • Clifford A. Whitcomb (graduated in August 1998, Adviser), “A Prescriptive Production Distribution Approach for Decision Making in Product Design Engineering.” Professor and Chair, Department of Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School.

1996

  • Win-Bin Shieh (graduated in May 1996, co-adviser with Drs. L. W. Tsai (advisor) and A. L. Tits), “Design and Optimization of Planar Mechanisms Featuring Symmetrical Foot Point Paths.” Assistant Professor, Mingchi Institute of Technology, Taiwan.

1993

  • Hong Fang (graduated in December 1993, Adviser), “Hierarchical Multiobjective Optimization Based Design and Construction of Precast Concrete Wall Panel Design.” Employed at The Boeing Company.

1992

  • Srinibas Y. Praharaj (graduated in December 1992, Adviser), “Two-Level Nonlinear Mixed Discrete-Continuous Optimization-Based Design.” Deceased.

1991

  • Bi-Chu Wu (graduated in December 1991, Adviser), “Optimization-Based Design of Non-hierarchic Engineering Systems.” Employed at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan.

1989

  • Wei-Chu Li (graduated in December 1989, Adviser), “Monotonicity and Sensitivity A nalysis in Multi-Level Decomposition-Based Design Optimization.” Employed at Connecticut Power Electric Power Co.