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

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Representative Professional Activities

  • Chair, International Papers Committee, 10th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-10), Orlando, Florida, May 19-25, 2013
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, 3rd International Conference in Engineering Optimization (EngOpt 2012), Rio de Janeiro, July 1-5, 2012
  • Operating Board Member (2010-2013): ASME Systems & Design Group (S&DG), one of the largest ASME groups (with about 33,000 members) consisting of seven divisions (: Computers and Information in Engineering Division (CIE); Design Engineering Division (DED); Dynamic Systems & Control Division (DSCD); Electronic & Photonic Packaging Division (EPPD); Fluid Power Systems & Technology Division (FPST); Information Storage & Processing Systems Division (ISPS); Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems Division (MEMS)
  • Member-At-Large (2010-2013): ASME Committee on Division Operations and Training (CDOT)
  • Member of International Papers Committee, 9th World Congress in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO9), Shizuoka, Japan, June 13-17, 2011
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, 9th World Congress in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Shizuoka, Japan, June 13-17, 2011
  • Advisory Board Representative, ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science In Engineering (2010-present)
  • Paper Review Coordinator for some Special Sessions, ASME Design Automation Conference, 1988-2012
  • Chair, ASME Design Engineering Division’s Advisory Committee (July 2007 - June 2008), Member (June 2008 - present)
  • ASME Design Engineering Division’s Executive Committee:
      o  Secretary (July 2002 - June 2003)
      o  IDETC Executive (July 2003 - June 2005)
      o  Vice Chair and Treasurer (July 2005 - June 2006)
      o  Chair (July 2006 - June 2007)
      o  Immediate Past Chair (July 2007 - June 2008)
  • Member, ASME Design Engineering Division Abbot Award Committee (2005)
  • Past Member, Journal Relations committee, ASME Design Engineering Division
  • International Committee Member, Third International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-criterion Optimization (EMO 2005), Mexico
  • Chair, ASME Design Automation Committee, August 1996-September 1997
  • Conference Chair, 22nd ASME Design Automation Conference, Irvine, CA, August 18-22, 1996
  • Papers Review Chair, 21st ASME Design Automation Conference, Boston, MA, September 17-21, 1995
  • Executive Committee Member, ASME Design Automation Committee, September 1993-September 1997
  • Paper Review Co-Chair and Foreign Paper Review Chair, ASME Design Automation Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 19-22, 1993
  • Member of ASME Design Automation Committee, 1984-present
  • Organizer and Chair, 5th SAE Robotic Walking Machine Decathlon, an annual competition open to all undergraduate engineering students nationwide, University of Maryland, April 18-20, 1991
  • Member of Steering Committee, International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, People's Republic of China, November 1988