Concordia University

https://www.concordia.ca/content/concordia/en/encs/info-systems-eng/faculty.html

Yong Zeng, PhD

Professor, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
NSERC Chair in Aerospace Design Engineering (NCADE)

Office: S-EV 7633 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5801
Email: yong.zeng@concordia.ca
Website(s): Design Lab
NSERC Chair in Aerospace Design Engineering (NCADE)

Dr. Yong Zeng is a Professor in the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University. He is an NSERC Chair in Aerospace Design Engineering program (July 2015 - June 2020). He was the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in design science (April 2004 - August 2014). Prior to joining in Concordia in August 2003, he was a research associate in the Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute at the National Research Council of Canada for about two years after he received his Ph.D. from Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary in 2001. He obtained another PhD degree in Computational Mechanics from Dalian University of Technology in 1992, where he also received his Master's degree in 1989. Between his two PhD studies, he was a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the Institute of Logistics Engineering, where he completed his B.Eng degree in Structural Engineering in 1986.

Zeng’s research aims to understand and improve creative design activities. He has proposed a new design theory called Environment-Based Design. Specific topics of his research include the science of design, methodology for innovative and creative design, neurocognitive model of design creativity, computer-aided conceptual design, and interplay between linguistics and design creativity. He has been developing formal and experimental approaches to design research. He has been an Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science since January 2012 (IOS), Associate Editor of International Journal of Product Development (September 2011 - 2016, Inderscience), and an editorial board member of Computers in Industry since October 2011 (Elsevier). He collaborates and consults with aerospace industry, medical device design companies, construction companies, recruitment industry, and municipality for the applications of his research results.

Education

Ph.D. (2001) Design Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada
Ph.D. (1992) Computational Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, China

Research interests

Innovative and creative design: theory and methodology, cognitive experiments, and computational technologies


Publications

Editorial

  1. X. Wang*, Y. Zeng, A. Arntzen, K. Y. Kim, Y. Liu (2017), Organizational capability:Skills related to organizational knowledge, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 21(1), 2017, 1-3.
  2. Y.Zeng (2016), One Thing is certain in design: Design is uncertain, Transactionsof the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 20(4), 2016,1-2.
  3. J.She, Y. Zeng (2016), Cross-disciplinary design methodology, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 20(3), 2016, 1-2.
  4. Y.Zeng (2015), Aims and Scope of JIDPS: Coping with the Challenges in Transdisciplinary Design, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 19(1), 2015, 1-3.
  5. Y.Zeng (2014), Aims and Scope of JIDPS: Understanding, Improving, and Practicing of Design, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 18(4), 2014, 1-2.
  6. Y.Zeng (2014), Environment-based design of services, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 18(2), 2014, 1-2.
  7. Y.Zeng, K.-Y. Kim, V. Raskin, B.C.M. Fung, and Y. Kitamura (2013), Modeling,extraction, and transformation of semantics in computer aided engineering systems, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 27(2013), 1-3.
  8. Y.Zeng and I. Horváth (2012), Fundamentals of next generation CAD/E systems, Computer-AidedDesign, 44(2012), 875-878.
  9. Y.Zeng and L. Wang (2012), Secure collaboration in design and supply chain management, Computers in Industry, 63(2012), 543-544.
  10. Y.Zeng (2012), Theories of and about design, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 16(3), 2012, 1-5.

Selected Journal Publications

  1. Nguyen, P.*, Nguyen, T. A.*, and Zeng, Y. (2017), Empirical approaches to quantifying effort, fatigue and concentration in the conceptual design process, Research in Engineering Design, DOI: 10.1007/s00163-017-0273-4.
  2. Nguyen, P.*, Nguyen, T. A.*, and Zeng, Y. (2017), Segmentation of Design Protocol UsingEEG, AI EDAM (in press).
  3. Wang, X.* and Zeng, Y. (2017), Organizational capability model: Toward improving organizational performance, Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, DOI: 10.3233/jid-2017-0005.
  4. Wan, W.*, Cheong, H., Li, W., Zeng, Y., Iorio, F. (2016), Automated transformation of design text ROM diagram into SysML models, Advanced Engineering Informatics,30(3), August 2016, 585–603.
  5. Nguyen, T.A.*, and Zeng, Y., (2016), A theoretical model of design fixation, International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, pp. 1-20.
  6. A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2016), Effects of stress and effort on self-rated report in experimental studies of design activities, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, DOI 10.1007/s10845-016-1196-z.
  7. Zeng,Y. (2015), Environment-Based Design (EBD): a methodology for transdisciplinary design,Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 19(1),5-24.
  8. A.Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2014), A physiological study of relationship betweendesigner’s mental effort and mental stress during conceptual design, Computer-AidedDesign, 54 (1), 2014, 3-18.
  9. H.Yi, A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2013), Humour and creative design: Twins or partners?Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science. 17(4), pp. 81-92.
  10. M.Wang*, Y. Zeng, L. Chen*, and A. Eberlein (2013), An algorithm for transformingdesign text ROM diagram into FBS model, Computers in Industry, 64(5), 2013, pp.499–513. 
  11. X.Sun*, Y. Zeng, and W. Liu* (2013), Formalization of design chain management usingEnvironment-Based Design (EBD) theory, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing 2013,24 (3), pp. 597-612.
  12. T.A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2012), A theoretical model of design creativity:Nonlinear design dynamics and mental stress-creativity relation, Transactionsof the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science. 16(3), pp.65-88.
  13. Y.Zeng, L. Wang, X. Deng*, X. L. Cao*, N. Khundker* (2012), Secure collaborationin global design and supply chain management: problem analysis and literaturereview, Computers in Industry, 2012(63), pp. 545-556.
  14. S.Tan*, B. Chen*, H. K. B. Milhim*, A. Schiffauerova and Y. Zeng (2012),Environment Based Design (EBD) approach to enterprise applications integration,ASME Transactions: Journal of Computing and Information Sciences in Engineering,12 (2012), 031003-1.
  15. D.Y. Zhang*, X. L. Cao*, L. Wang, Y. Zeng (2012), Mitigating the risk ofinformation leakage in a two-level supply chain through optimal supplierselection, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 23(4), pp. 1351-1364.
  16. K.Wen, Y. Zeng, R. Li (2012), J. Lin*. Modeling semantic information inengineering applications: a review. Artificial Intelligence Review, Vol. 37, No.2, pp. 97-117.
  17. X.Sun*, Y. Zeng and F. Zhou (2011), Environment-Based Design (EBD) approach todeveloping quality management systems: a case study, Transactions of the SDPS:Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 53-70.
  18. B.Yan* and Y. Zeng (2011), Design conflict: conceptual structure and mathematicalrepresentation, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design andProcess Science, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 75-89.
  19. D.Y. Zhang*, Y. Zeng, L. Wang, H. Li*, Y. Geng* (2011), Modeling and evaluatinginformation leakage caused by inferences in supply chains, Computers inIndustry Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 351-363.
  20. Y.Zeng and S. Yao* (2009), Understanding design activities through computersimulation, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Volume 23, Issue 3, July 2009,Pages 294-308.
  21. M.Wang* and Y. Zeng (2009), Asking the right questions to elicit productrequirements, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing,Vol.22, No.4, 283-293.
  22. Y.Zeng (2008), Recursive object model (ROM): modeling of linguistic informationin engineering design, Computers in Industry, Vol. 59, No. 6, pp. 612-625.
  23. A.Nguyen*, Y. Zeng (2008), VICUR: A human-vision-based algorithm for curvereconstruction, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.24, No. 6,pp. 824-834.
  24. Y.Zeng, A. Nguyen*, B. Yan*, S. Li* (2008), A distance-based parameter free curvereconstruction algorithm, Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp.210-222.
  25. Z.Chen*, S. Yao*, J. Lin*, Y. Zeng, A. Eberlein (2007), Formalisation of productrequirements: from natural language descriptions to formal specifications,International Journal of Manufacturing Research, Vol.2, No.3, 362 – 387.
  26. Z.Chen* and Y. Zeng (2006), Classification of product requirements based onproduct environment, Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications: anInternational Journal, Vol.14, No. 3, 219-230.
  27. M.Chen*, Z. Chen*, L. Kong*, Y. Zeng (2005), Analysis of medical devices design requirements,Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science,Vol.9, No.4, pp. 61-70.
  28. S.Yao*, B. Yan*, B. Chen*, and Y. Zeng (2005), An ANN-based element extractionmethod for automatic mesh generation, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.29, No.1, pp. 193-206.
  29. J.Dickinson, Z. Yu, Y. Zeng, and H. Antunes (2005), Pen–tablet as a CADinterface alternative, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 21,No. 4-5, pp. 465-474.
  30. Y.Zeng (2004), Environment-based formulation of design problem, Transactions ofthe SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp.45-63.
  31. Y.Zeng, A. Pardasani, H. Antunes, Z. Li, J. Dickinson, V. Gupta, and D. Baulier(2004), Mathematical foundation for the representation of sketches in productconceptual design, ASME Transactions: Journal of Computing and InformationSciences in Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.150-159.
  32. Y.Zeng (2002), Axiomatic theory of design modeling, Transactions of the SDPS:Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 1-28.
  33. L.Li, N. Schemenauer, X. Peng, Y. Zeng, and P. Gu (2002), A reverse engineeringsystem for rapid manufacturing of complex objects, Robotics andComputer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 53-67.
  34. X.Zhang, B. Zhou, Y. Zeng, and P. Gu (2002), Model layout optimization for solidground curing rapid prototyping processes, Robotics and Computer-IntegratedManufacturing, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 41-51.
  35. P.Gu, X. Zhang, Y. Zeng, and B. Fergerson (2001), Quality analysis andoptimization of solid ground curing process, SME Journal of ManufacturingSystems, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 250-263.
  36. Y.Zeng and P. Gu (1999), A science-based approach to product design theory PartI: Formulation and formalization of design process, Robotics andComputer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 331-339.
  37. Y.Zeng and P. Gu (1999), A science-based approach to product design theory PartII: Formulation of design requirements and products, Robotics andComputer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 341-352.
  38. Y.Zeng and G. Cheng (1993), Knowledge based free mesh generation of quadrilateralelements in two dimensional domains, International Journal of Microcomputers inCivil Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 259-270.
  39. G.Cheng and Y. Zeng (1992), Strategies for automatic finite element modeling, Computers& Structures, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 905-909.
  40. Y.Zeng and G. Cheng (1991), On the logic of design, Design Studies, Vol.12, No.3,pp.137-141.

Publications in Edited Books

  1. M.Zhao*, D. Yang*, S. Liu and Y. Zeng (2017), Mental stress-performance model inemotional engineering, in S. Fukuda (Eds), Emotional Engineering, Vol. 6, pp. 119-139,Springer.
  2. X.Xu*, Wang*, C., Zeng, Y., Deng*, X., Wang*, H., Barklon, D., and D. Thibault(2015), Matching Service Providers and Customers in Two-Sided Dynamic Markets, IFAC-Papers OnLine,Volume 48, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 2208-2213, ISSN 2405-8963, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.06.416.
  3. S.Tan*, Y. Zeng, and A. Montazami (2011), Medical devicesdesign based on EBD: a case study, in S. C. Suh, M. Tanik, and V. Gurupur(Eds), Advances in Biomedical Engineering, Springer, pp. 1-15 .
  4. B.Yan* and Y. Zeng (2009), A formal representation of technical systems, in S.-Y. Chou,A. Trappey, J. Pokojski and S. Smith (Eds.), Global Perspectivefor Competitive Enterprise, Economy and Ecology, Proceedings of the 16th ISPEInternational Conference on Concurrent Engineering, pp. 465-476, Springer.
  5. W.Liu* and Y. Zeng (2009), Conceptual modelling of design chain managementtowards product lifecycle management, in S.-Y. Chou, A. Trappey, J. Pokojskiand S. Smith (Eds.), Global Perspective for Competitive Enterprise,Economy and Ecology, Proceedings of the 16th ISPE International Conference onConcurrent Engineering, pp. 137-148, Springer.
  6. A. Ganguli*,Y. Zeng, A. Bulgak (2007), An integrated approach to a multi-attributedecision problem through a case study, Information Technology for BalancedManufacturing Systems, pp.261-270, Springer Boston.
  7. S.Yao*, Y. Zeng (2007), Preliminary study of cognitive model of designer’screativity by using formal protocol analysis, The Future of ProductDevelopment, pp.165-174, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Selected Conference Publications

  1. Nguyen*,P., Nguyen*, T.A., and Zeng,  Y. (2017),“Modal shifts in concentration indicate creativity”, International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), 2017
  2. Cartile*,A., Marsden, C., and Zeng, Y. (2017), “Aircraft design: a case study on analternative engineering undergraduate capstone final year project”, 2017Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference.
  3. Gutierrez*,R., Liu*, L., Singh*, D., Marsden, C., and Zeng, Y. (2017), “Which designmethodologies are effective to support a capstone project in aerospace designengineering?” 2017 Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference,Toronto, Canada.
  4. Ommi*,A., Zeng, Y., and Marsden, C. (2017), “Design problem perception in engineeringdesign teams”, 2017 Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference,Toronto, Canada.
  5. Taheri*,S., Gutierrez*, R., Zeng, Y., and Marsden, C. (2017), “Measuring the effectivenessof student learning in an aerospace engineering capstone project”, 2017Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference,
  6. Liu,L.*, Nguyen, T.A.*, and Zeng, Y., (2016), "Identification of RelationshipsBetween Electroencephalography (EEG) Bands and Design Activities",Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering TechnicalConferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte,North Carolina, USA.
  7. Nguyen,P.*, Nguyen, T.A.*, and Zeng, Y., (2016), "Quantitative Analysis of theEffort-Fatigue Tradeoff in the Conceptual Design Process: A Multistate EEGApproach", Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design EngineeringTechnical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference,Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  8. Tan,S.*, Nguyen, T.A.*, and Zeng, Y., (2016), "Role of perception inengineering design", Proceedings of the Proceedings of Tools and Methodsof Competitive Engineering (TMCE) 2016, Aix-en-Provence, France.
  9. Nguyen,P.*, Nguyen, T.A.*, and Zeng, Y., (2015), "Measuring the Evoked Hardnessof Design Problems Using Transient Microstates", Proceedings of the ASME2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers andInformation in Engineering Conference, American Society of MechanicalEngineers, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  10. Nguyen,P.*, Nguyen, T.A.*, and Zeng, Y., (2015), "Physiologically BasedSegmentation of Design Protocol", Proceedings of the DS 80-11 Proceedingsof the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15).
  11. Wang,X.*, Nguyen, T.A.*, and Zeng, Y., (2015), "Influence of InformationCollection Strategy in Problem Formulation on Design Creativity through MentalStress: A Theoretical Analysis", Proceedings of the DS 80-11 Proceedingsof the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15).
  12. R.Gutierrez*, Y. Zeng, X. Sun*, S. Tan*, X. Deng* and F. Zhou (2014), ROM basedproblem formulation in conceptual design: algorithm and case study, The 2014ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) andComputers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 17-20, 2014,Buffalo, New York, USA, DETC2014-35500.
  13. X.Deng* and Y. Zeng (2014), A novel framework for product/service systems usingEnvironment-Based Design methodology, The 2014 ASME International DesignEngineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information inEngineering Conference, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, New York, USA,DETC2014-34302.
  14. T.A. Nguyen* and Yong Zeng (2014), A preliminary study of EEG spectrogram of asingle subject performing creative test, International Conference on InnovativeDesign and Manufacturing’2014, August 13-15, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  15. R.Gutierrez*, Y. Zeng, X. Sun*, S. Tan*, X. Deng* and F. Zhou (2014), Conflictidentification in conceptual design: algorithm and case study, InternationalConference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing’2014, August 13-15, 2014,Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  16. H.Yi, X. Deng* and Y. Zeng (2014), Curriculum design using EBD methodology:preliminary study of English education in mid-west university of china,International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing’2014, August13-15, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  17. X.Xu, T. A. Nguyen and Y. Zeng (2014), Galvanic skin response as index of mentalworkload in design activities, Tools and Methods of CompetitiveEngineering’2014, May 19 - 23, 2014, Budapest, Hungary.
  18. S.Tan*, Y. Zeng, Greg Huet, C. Fortin (2013), Effective reverse engineering of qualitativedesign knowledge: a case study of aerospace pylon design, The 2013 ASMEInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computersand Information in Engineering Conference, August 4-7, 2013, Portland, OR, USA,DETC2013-13006.
  19. T.A. Nguyen*, X. Xu*, and Y Zeng (2013), Distribution of mental stresses duringconceptual design activities, International Conference on EngineeringDesign’2013.
  20. T.Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2012), Clustering designers' mental activities based onEEG power, Proceedings of TMCE 2012, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 7-11, 2012.
  21. Y.Zeng (2011), Environment Based Design (EBD), The 2011 ASME International DesignEngineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information inEngineering Conference, Washington DC, USA, August 28-31, 2011, DETC2011-48263.
  22. S.Tan*, H. K. Bani Milhim*, B. Chen*, A. Schiffauerova, and Y. Zeng (2011), EnterpriseApplications Integration Using Environment Based Design (EBD), The 2011 ASMEInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computersand Information in Engineering Conference, Washington DC, USA, August 28-31,2011, DETC2011- 48294.
  23. X.Cao* and Y. Zeng (2011), Detecting risk of Intellectual Property (IP) leakagedue to re-design in collaborative product development environments, The 2011ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) andComputers and Information in Engineering Conference, Washington DC, USA, August28-31, 2011, DETC2011- 48278.
  24. F.Christophe, M. Wang*, E. Coatanea, Y. Zeng, and A. Bernard (2011), Grammaticaland Semantic Disambiguation of Requirements at Elicitation and RepresentationStages, The 2011 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences(IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Washington DC,USA, August 28-31, 2011, DETC2011-48139.
  25. Y.Zeng and J. Vareille (2011), Environment Based Design (EBD) vs. X-Development:a dialog between theory and retrospection, International Conference onEngineering Design’2011.
  26. T.A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2010), Analysis of design activities using EEG signals,The 2010 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC)and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Montreal, August15-18, 2010, DETC2010-28477.
  27. S.Jin*, C. Wang, and Y. Zeng (2010), Assessment of advertising effectivenessthrough audience’s eye movement, The 2010 ASME International Design EngineeringTechnical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in EngineeringConference, Montreal, August 15-18, 2010, DETC2010-28197.
  28. L.Chen* and Y. Zeng (2009), Automatic generation of UML diagrams from productrequirement requirements described by natural language, The 2009 ASMEInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computersand Information in Engineering Conference, San Diego, August 30 - September 2,2009, DETC2009-86514.
  29. H.Petkar*, S. Dande*, R. Yadav*, T. A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2009), Assessment ofmental stress through eye movements and electroencephalogram (EEG) during theStroop test, The 2009 ASME International Design Engineering TechnicalConferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference,San Diego, August 30 - September 2, 2009, DETC2009-86542.
  30. W.Liu*, Y. Zeng, M. Matlez, D. Brisson (2009), Product lifecycle management: areview, The 2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences(IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, San Diego,August 30 - September 2, 2009, DETC2009-86983.
  31. W.Liu*, M. Wang*, D. Y. Zhang* and Y. Zeng (2009), Development of mathematicalmodels for secure collaboration in product lifecycle management, The 17thInternational Conference on Engineering Design, August 24-27, 2009, StanfordUniversity.
  32. Y.Tang* and Y. Zeng (2009), Quantifying designer’s mental stress in theconceptual design process using Kinesics study, The 17th InternationalConference on Engineering Design, August 24-27, 2009, Stanford University.
  33. D.Feng* and Y. Zeng (2009), Validation of Environment-Based Design (EBD) throughprotocol analysis experiment, The 17th International Conference on EngineeringDesign, August 24-27, 2009, Stanford University.
  34. M.Maletz, D. Brisson and Y. Zeng (2008), A new concept for requirements driven projectplanning in an integrated PLM environment, The 2008 ASME International DesignEngineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information inEngineering Conference, New York City, August 3-6, 2008, DETC2008-49136.
  35. D.Y. Zhang*, L. Wang, Y. Zeng (2008), Secure collaborative product development: aliterature review, The 5th International Conference on Product LifecycleManagement, July 9-11, 2008, Seoul, Korea.
  36. S.Yao* and Y. Zeng (2008), Examination of a descriptive design model through cognitiveexperiment,  Seventh International Symposium on Tools and Methods ofCompetitive Engineering, TMCE 2008 at Turkey, April 21 - 25, 2008
  37. S.Zhu*, S. Yao*, Y. Zeng (2007), A novel approach to quantifying designer's mental stress in the conceptual design process,Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering TechnicalConferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference,IDETC/CIE 2007, DETC2007/CIE-35887, September 4-7, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada,USA.
  38. S.Yao*, Y. Zeng (2006), A new approach for protocol analysis on design activitiesusing axiomatic theory of design modeling, 3rd CDEN/RCCI International DesignConference, July 24-26, 2006, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 
  39. Y.Zeng (2004), A formal design science, Inaugural CDEN Design Conference, McGillUniversity, Montreal, Quebec, July 29-30, 2004.
  40. Y.Zeng, B. Yan*, B. Chen*, S. Yao* (2004), A theoretical and experimental studyon design creativity, Inaugural CDEN Design Conference, McGill University,Montreal, Quebec, July 29-30, 2004.
  41. Z.Chen*, S. Yao*, Y. Zeng (2004), A systematic approach for the specification ofcustomer requirements, Inaugural CDEN Design Conference, McGill University,Montreal, Quebec, July 29-30, 2004.
  42. Y.Zeng, A. Pardasani, H. Antunes, Z. Li, J. Dickinson, V. Gupta, D. Baulier(2003), Representation and interpretation of sketches in mechanical design:experimental and theoretical approaches, ASME 2003 Design EngineeringTechnology Conference /Design Theory and Methodology, DETC2003/DTM-48657.
  43. A.Pardasani, J. Dickinson, Z. Li, Y. Zeng, H. Antunes (2003), Lessons fromexperimental computer assisted sketching tool for planar mechanisms, ASME 2003Design Engineering Technology Conference /Computers and Information inEngineering, DETC2003/CIE-48189.
  44. J.Dickinson, A. Pardasani, Z. Yu, Y. Zeng, H. Antunes, Z. Li (2003), Augmentingmechanical CAD with Pen and Tablet, ASME 2003 Design Engineering TechnologyConference /Design Theory and Methodology, DETC/DTM-48658.
  45. Y.Zeng. P. Gu (2001), An environment decomposition based approach to designconcept generation, Proceedings of 13th International Conference on EngineeringDesign, pp. 525-532.
  46. L.Li, N. Schemenauer, X. Peng, Y. Zeng, P. Gu (2000), Surface registration andintegration in a reverse engineering system for rapid manufacturing,Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences’00, DETC00/DAC14356
  47. Y.Zeng, P. Gu (1999), A set-theoretic model of product design requirements andproducts, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on EngineeringDesign, pp.1117-1120.
  48. Y.Zeng, P. Gu (1999), A set-theoretic model of design process, Proceedings of the12th International Conference on Engineering Design, pp.1179-1182.
  49. Y.Zeng, J. Jing* (1996), A computational model of design, Fourth InternationalConference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, Vol. 2644, pp.638-643.


Lab Members

Current Members

Research Associate/Assistants


Ph.D. Students

  • Ronaldo Gutierrez (Systems Engineering)
  • Xiaoying Wang (Organization Change Management)
  • Wenjun Jia (EEG based Cognitive Computing)
  • Jie Pan (NLP based Affective Computing)
  • Derek Yang (Protocol Analysis of Design Learning)
  • Rachel Zhao (Physiologically based Affective Computing in Learning)

Master's Students



Alumni

Wei Wan (PDF)
Xiaoguang Deng (PDF)

Suo Tan (Ph.D.)
Thanh An Nguyen (Ph.D.)
Philon Nguyen (Ph.D.)
Du Chen (Visiting Ph.D.)
Fuqiong Zhao (Ph.D.)
Baiquan Yan (Ph.D.)
Ming Wang (Ph.D.)
Wei Liu (Visiting Ph.D.)
Yao, Shengji (Ph.D., PDF)

Dalvir Singh (MSc.)
Mengli Shu (MSc.)
Yi Dou (MSc.)
Maomao Pan (MSc.)
Yijing Zeng (MSc.)
Xu Xu (MSc.)
Xinkai Xu (MSc.)
Nafisa Khundker (MSc.)
Mingbin Chen (MSc.)
Zhenyu Chen (MSc.)
Lan Kong (MSc.)
Bo Chen (MSc.)
Shuren Li (MSc.)
Min Wang (MSc.)
Shan Zhu (MSc.)
Jinxing Xiao (MSc.)
Guangqing He (MSc.)
Tiean Sun (MSc.)
Jie Jin (MSc.)
Lei Chen (MSc.)
Yubing Hu (MSc.)
Alex Gonzalez  (MSc.)
Thanh An Nguyen (MSc.)
Yao Tang (MSc.)
Shivangi Dande (MSc.)
Dayong Zhang (MSc.)
Di Feng (MSc.)
Shize Jin (MSc.)
Alecandr Moroz (MSc.)
Jialing Cheng
Rodica Pop (MSc.)
Xuan Sun (MSc.)
Jun Zhang (MSc.)
Harshad Petkar (MSc.)
Hamzeh K. Bani Milhim (MSc.)
Meina Ke (MSc.)


New Opportunities

Post-doctoral fellows

We are looking for Post-Doctoral Fellows, starting in March 2019 in the following areas:

  • Affective and cognitive computing
  • Natural Language Processing (other than ML based)

Doctoral study

We are always interested in PhD students for the following research topics:
1. Affective and cognitive computing

  • Strong background in signal processing, EEG signal analysis preferred;
  • Outstanding knowledge and ability in experimental data analysis;
  • Experienced in Matlab programming; and
  • Very good technical/scientific writing ability.

2. Creative machine
  • Strong background in Natural Language Processing;
  • Outstanding knowledge in AI algorithms, formal language and logic, discrete mathematics, and graph theory;
  • Excellent ability to develop models and/or algorithms;
  • Experienced in C#/Python programming or any other programming language;
  • Very good technical/scientific writing ability.

Master's study

We are always interested in Master's students in the following areas:
1. Signal processing background 

  • Education in electrical engineering or mathematics is expected.
  • Excellent ability in understanding existing algorithms;
  • Strong MatLab programming ability; and
  • Very good scientific writing ability. 

2. Computer science background 
  • Education in computer science or computational engineering;
  • Strong algorithm development ability;
  • Excellent programming abilities, preferably in C# and/or Python; and 
  • Very good scientific writing ability.

3. Design/Industrial Engineering/Management Science background 
  • Knowledge and industrial experience in project management, quality management, and organizational design and behavior;
  • Motivated to conduct transdisciplinary research; and
  • Excellent scientific writing ability. 


Application conditions

Positions with financial support for 2018-2019 are all filled.  

Interested candidates please contact:
Mr. Lixin Liu
Design Lab Manager
E-mail: lixinliu@hotmail.com

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