Concordia University

http://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)

On Sabbatical until May 31, 2017


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

Dr. Yong Zeng is a Professor in the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University. He is a co-Chair of the 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. Y.Zeng (2014), Environment-based design of services, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and ProcessScience, 18(2), 2014, 1-2.

2. Y.Zeng, K.-Y. Kim, V. Raskin, B.C.M. Fung, and Y. Kitamura (2013), Modeling,extraction, and transformation of semantics in computer aided engineeringsystems, Advanced EngineeringInformatics, 27(2013), 1-3.

3. Y.Zeng and I. Horváth (2012), Fundamentals of next generation CAD/E systems, Computer-Aided Design, 44(2012),875-878.

4. Y.Zeng and L. Wang (2012), Secure collaboration in design and supply chainmanagement, Computers in Industry,63(2012), 543-544.

5. Y. Zeng (2012), Theories of and about design, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal ofIntegrated Design and Process Science, 16(3), 2012, 1-5.

Refereed Journal Publications

1.    X.Deng*, C. B. Bispo* and Y Zeng (2014), A reference model for privacy protectionin social networking service, Transactionsof the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 18(2), 2014,23-44.

2.    A.Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2014), A physiological study of relationship betweendesigner’s mental effort and mental stress during conceptual design, Computer-Aided Design, 54 (1), 2014,3-18.

3.    H.Yi, A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2013), Humour and creative design: Twins or partners?Transactions of the SDPS: Journal ofIntegrated Design and Process Science. 17 (4), pp. 81-92.

4.    F.Zhao*, Z. Tian and Y. Zeng (2013), A stochastic collocation approach forefficient integrated gear health prognosis, MechanicalSystems and Signal Processing, 39 (1–2), pp. 372–387.

1.    F.Zhao*, Z. Tian and Y. Zeng (2013), Uncertainty quantification in gear remaininguseful life prediction using an integrated prognostics method. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 62 (1),pp. 146-159.

2.    M.Wang*, Y. Zeng, L. Chen*, and A. Eberlein (2013), Analgorithm for transforming design text ROM diagram into FBS model, Computers in Industry, 64(5), 2013, pp.499–513. 

3.   X. Sun*, Y. Zeng, and W. Liu*(2013), Formalization of design chain managementusing Environment-Based Design (EBD)theory, Journal of IntelligentManufacturing 2013, 24 (3), pp. 597-612.

4.    T.A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2012), A theoretical model of design creativity:Nonlinear design dynamics and mental stress-creativity relation, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal ofIntegrated Design and Process Science. 16(3), pp. 65-88.

5.    Y.Zeng, L. Wang, X. Deng*, X. L. Cao*, N.Khundker* (2012), Secure collaboration in global design andsupply chain management: problem analysis and literature review, Computersin Industry, 2012(63), pp.545-556.

6.    S.Tan*, B. Chen*, H. K. B. Milhim*,A. Schiffauerova and Y. Zeng (2012), Environment Based Design (EBD) approach toenterprise applications integration, ASME Transactions: Journal ofComputing and Information Sciences in Engineering, 12 (2012), 031003-1.

7.   D. Y. Zhang*, X. L.Cao*, L. Wang, Y.Zeng (2012), Mitigating the risk of information leakage in a two-levelsupply chain through optimal supplier selection, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 23(4), pp. 1351-1364.

8.    K.Wen, Y. Zeng, R. Li (2012), J. Lin*. Modeling semantic informationin engineering applications: a review. ArtificialIntelligence Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 97-117.

9.   X.Sun*, Y. Zengand F. Zhou (2011), Environment-Based Design (EBD) approach todeveloping quality management systems: a case study, Transactions of theSDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 53-70.

10.   B. Yan* and Y. Zeng (2011), Designconflict: conceptual structure and mathematical representation, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and ProcessScience, Vol. 15,No. 1, pp. 75-89.

11.   D.Y. Zhang*, Y. Zeng,L. Wang, H. Li*, Y. Geng* (2011),Modeling and evaluating information leakage caused by inferences in supplychains, Computers in Industry Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 351-363.

12.   T. A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2010), A visionbased graphical password, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal ofIntegrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 43-52.

13.   G. Q. He*, T. A. Nguyen*, and Y. Zeng (2010), Experimentalapproach to curve reconstruction based on human visual perception, Transactionsof the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 51-66.

14.   Y.Zeng and S. Yao* (2009), Understanding designactivities through computer simulation, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Volume 23, Issue 3, July 2009,Pages 294-308.

15.   M. Wang* and Y. Zeng (2009), Asking the right questions toelicit product requirements, International Journal of Computer IntegratedManufacturing, Vol.22,No.4, 283-293.

16.   Y.Zeng (2008), Recursiveobject model (ROM): modeling of linguistic information in engineering design, Computers in Industry, Vol. 59, No. 6,pp. 612-625.

17.   A. Nguyen*, Y. Zeng (2008), VICUR: A human-vision-based algorithm for curve reconstruction, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.24, No. 6, pp. 824-834.

18.   Y.Zeng, A. Nguyen*, B. Yan*, S. Li* (2008), A distance-based parameter free curve reconstruction algorithm, Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp.210-222.

19.   Z. Chen*, S. Yao*, J. Lin*, Y. Zeng, A. Eberlein (2007), Formalisation of product requirements: from natural language descriptions to formal specifications, International Journal of Manufacturing Research, Vol.2, No.3, 362 – 387.

20.   Z. Chen* and Y. Zeng (2006), Classification of product requirements based on product environment, Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications: an International Journal, Vol.14,No. 3, 219-230.

21.  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.

22.   S. Yao*, B. Yan*, B. Chen*, and Y. Zeng (2005), An ANN-based element extraction method for automatic mesh generation, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 29, No.1, pp. 193-206.

23.   J. Dickinson, Z. Yu, Y. Zeng, and H.Antunes (2005), Pen–tablet as a CAD interface alternative, Robotics and Computer-IntegratedManufacturing, Vol. 21, No. 4-5, pp. 465-474.

24.   Y.Zeng (2004),Environment-based formulation of design problem, Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and ProcessScience, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 45-63.

25.   Y.Zeng, A. Pardasani, H.Antunes, Z. Li, J. Dickinson, V. Gupta, and D. Baulier (2004), Mathematical foundation for the representation of sketches in product conceptual design, ASME Transactions: Journal of Computing and Information Sciences in Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.150-159.

26.   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.

27.   L. Li, N. Schemenauer, X. Peng, Y. Zeng, and P. Gu (2002), A reverse engineering system for rapid manufacturing of complex objects, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 53-67.

28.   X. Zhang, B. Zhou, Y. Zeng, and P. Gu (2002),Model layout optimization for solid ground curing rapid prototyping processes, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 41-51.

29.   P. Gu, X. Zhang, Y. Zeng, and B. Fergerson (2001),Quality analysis and optimization of solid ground curing process, SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems,Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 250-263.

30.   Y.Zeng and P. Gu (1999),A science-based approach to product design theory Part I: Formulation and formalization of design process, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 331-339.

31.   Y.Zeng and P. Gu (1999),A science-based approach to product design theory Part II: Formulation of design requirements and products, Roboticsand Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 341-352.

32.   Y. Zeng and G. Cheng (1993), Knowledge based free mesh generation of quadrilateral elements in two dimensional domains, International Journal of Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp.259-270.

33.   G. Cheng and Y. Zeng (1992),Strategies for automatic finite element modeling, Computers & Structures, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 905-909.

34. 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.   S. Tan*, Y.Zeng, and A. Montazami(2011), Medical devices design based on EBD: a case study, in S. C. Suh, M. Tanik, and V. Gurupur(Eds), Advances in BiomedicalEngineering, Springer, pp.1-15 .

2.   B.Yan* and Y. Zeng (2009), A formalrepresentation of technical systems, in Shuo-Yan Chou, Amy Trappey,Jerzy Pokojski and Shana Smith (eds.), Global Perspective for Competitive Enterprise, Economy and Ecology,Proceedings of the 16th ISPE International Conference on ConcurrentEngineering, pp. 465-476, Springer.

3.   W.Liu* and Y. Zeng (2009), Conceptualmodelling of design chain management towards product lifecycle management, inShuo-Yan Chou, Amy Trappey, Jerzy Pokojski and Shana Smith(eds.), Global Perspective for CompetitiveEnterprise, Economy and Ecology, Proceedings of the 16th ISPE InternationalConference on Concurrent Engineering, pp. 137-148, Springer.

4.   A. Ganguli*, Y. Zeng, A. Bulgak (2007), An integratedapproach to a multi-attribute decision problem through a case study, Information Technology for BalancedManufacturing Systems, pp.261-270, Springer Boston.

5.  S. Yao*, Y. Zeng (2007), Preliminary study of cognitive model ofdesigner’s creativity by using formal protocol analysis, The Future of Product Development, pp.165-174, Springer BerlinHeidelberg.

Refereed Conference Publications

1.   R. Gutierrez*, Y. Zeng, X. Sun*, S. Tan*, X.Deng* and F. Zhou (2014), ROM based problem formulation in conceptual design:algorithm and case study, The 2014 ASME International DesignEngineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information inEngineering Conference, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, NewYork, USA, DETC2014-35500.

2.   X. Deng* and Y. Zeng (2014), A novel frameworkfor product/service systems using Environment-Based Design methodology, The 2014 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences(IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, New York, USA, DETC2014-34302.

3.   T. A. Nguyen* and Yong Zeng (2014), A preliminary study of EEG spectrogram ofa single subject performing creative test, InternationalConference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing’2014, August 13-15, 2014,Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

4.   R. Gutierrez*, Y. Zeng, X. Sun*,S. Tan*, X. Deng* and F. Zhou (2014), Conflictidentification in conceptual design: algorithm and case study, International Conference on InnovativeDesign and Manufacturing’2014, August 13-15, 2014, Montreal, Quebec,Canada.

5.   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,August 13-15, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

6.   R. Gutierrez*, Y. Zeng, X. Sun*,S. Tan*, X. Deng* and F. Zhou (2014), Solutiongeneration in conceptual design: algorithm and case study, SDPS 2014 - 19th International Conference on Transformative Research inScience and Engineering, Business and Social Innovation, June 15 – 19,2014, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

7.   H. Yi, X. Deng* and Y. Zeng (2014), Solution decomposition for curriculumdesign using EBD methodology,SDPS 2014 - 19th InternationalConference on Transformative Research in Science and Engineering, Business andSocial Innovation, June 15 – 19, 2014, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

8.   X. Xu, T. A. Nguyen and Y. Zeng (2014), Galvanicskin response as index of mental workload in design activities, Tools and Methods of CompetitiveEngineering’2014, May 19 - 23, 2014, Budapest, Hungary.

9.   S.Tan*, Y. Zeng, Greg Huet, C. Fortin (2013), Effective reverse engineering ofqualitative design knowledge: a case study of aerospace pylon design, The 2013 ASME International DesignEngineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information inEngineering Conference, August 4-7, 2013, Portland, OR,USA, DETC2013-13006.

10.   T.A. Nguyen*, X. Xu*, and Y Zeng (2013), Distributionof mental stresses during conceptual design activities, International Conference on Engineering Design’2013.

11.   H.K.Milhim*, X.Deng*, A.Schiffauerova, and and Y. Zeng (2012), The Role of Product Lifecycle ManagementSystems in Organizational Innovation, PLM 2012, IFIP AICT 388, pp.322–331, 2012.

12.   T.Nguyen* and Y.Zeng (2012), Clustering designers' mental activities based on EEG power, Proceedingsof TMCE 2012, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 7-11, 2012.

13.   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.

14.   S.Tan*, H. K.Bani Milhim*,B. Chen*, A.Schiffauerova, and Y. Zeng (2011), Enterprise Applications Integration UsingEnvironment Based Design (EBD), The 2011 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences(IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Washington DC, USA, August28-31, 2011, DETC2011- 48294.

15.   X.Cao* and Y.Zeng (2011), Detecting risk of Intellectual Property (IP) leakage due tore-design in collaborative product development environments, The 2011 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences(IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Washington DC, USA, August28-31, 2011, DETC2011- 48278.

16.   F.Christophe, M. Wang*, E. Coatanea, Y. Zeng, and A. Bernard (2011), Grammatical and Semantic Disambiguationof Requirements at Elicitation and Representation Stages, The 2011 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences(IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Washington DC, USA, August28-31, 2011, DETC2011-48139.

17.   Y. Zeng and J. Vareille (2011),Environment Based Design (EBD)vs. X-Development: a dialog between theory and retrospection, International Conference on Engineering Design’2011.

18.   Q. Ye*, X. Sun*, L. Wang, Y. Zeng and C. Fortin(2011), Inference of confidential parameters using internal structures: a casestudy of aircraft pylon and engine assembly, Society of Design and Process Science (SDPS)2011, Jeju Island,South Korea, June 12-16, 2011.

19.   R. Pop*, T. A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng,(2011), ROM based understanding of ISO-standard, Society of Design and Process Science (SDPS) 2011, Jeju Island, South Korea, June12-16, 2011.

20.   T. A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng (2010), Analysis of design activitiesusing EEG signals, The 2010 ASME International Design Engineering TechnicalConferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference,Montreal, August 15-18, 2010, DETC2010-28477.

21.   S. Jin*, C. Wang, and Y. Zeng (2010), Assessment ofadvertising effectiveness through audience’s eye movement, The 2010 ASMEInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computersand Information in Engineering Conference, Montreal, August 15-18, 2010, DETC2010-28197.

22.   B.Yan* and Y. Zeng (2009), On thestructure of design conflicts, The 12th World Conference on IntegratedDesign & Process Technology, Alabama, November 1-5, 2009.

23.   L. Chen* and Y. Zeng (2009), Automaticgeneration of UML diagrams from product requirement requirements described bynatural language, The 2009 ASME International Design Engineering TechnicalConferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference,San Diego, August 30 - September 2, 2009, DETC2009-86514.

24.   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.

25.   W. Liu*, Y. Zeng, M. Matlez, D. Brisson(2009), Product lifecycle management: a review, The 2009 ASME InternationalDesign Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Informationin Engineering Conference, San Diego, August 30 - September 2, 2009,DETC2009-86983.

26.   W. Liu*, M. Wang*, D. Y. Zhang* and Y. Zeng (2009), Developmentof mathematical models for secure collaboration in product lifecyclemanagement, The 17th International Conferenceon Engineering Design, August 24-27, 2009, Stanford University.

27.   Y. Tang* and Y. Zeng (2009), Quantifyingdesigner’s mental stress in the conceptual design process using Kinesics study,The 17th International Conference on Engineering Design,August 24-27, 2009, Stanford University.

28.   D. Feng* and Y. Zeng (2009), Validationof Environment-Based Design (EBD) through protocol analysis experiment, The 17th International Conference on Engineering Design,August 24-27, 2009, Stanford University.

29.   M. Maletz, D. Brisson and Y. Zeng (2008), A new conceptfor requirements driven project planning in an integrated PLM environment, The2008 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) andComputers and Information in Engineering Conference, New York City, August3-6, 2008, DETC2008-49136.

30.   D. Y. Zhang*, L. Wang, Y. Zeng (2008), Secure collaborative product development: a literature review, The 5th InternationalConference on Product Lifecycle Management, July 9-11, 2008,Seoul, Korea.

31.   S. Yao* and Y. Zeng (2008), Examination ofa descriptive design model through cognitive experiment,  SeventhInternational Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE2008 at Turkey, April 21 -25, 2008

32.   Y. Hu*, F. Zhou, and Y. Zeng(2008), Design of quality management system for drainage service monitoring system, The Eleventh World Conference on Integrated Design & ProcessTechnology, Taichung, Taiwan, June 1-3, 2008.

33.   A. Nguyen* and Y. Zeng(2008), Privacy requirements in collaborative product development, The Eleventh World Conference on Integrated Design & ProcessTechnology, Taichung, Taiwan, June 1-3, 2008.

34.   S. Zhu*, S. Yao*, Y. Zeng (2007), A novelapproach to quantifying designer's mentalstress in the conceptual design process, Proceedings of the ASME 2007International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Informationin Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2007, DETC2007/CIE-35887, September 4-7,2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

35.   M. Wang*, Y. Zeng (2007), Gathering ofproduct requirements based on linguistic analysis, The 17th International Conference on Flexible Automation andIntelligent Manufacturing (2007 FAIM), June 18-20, 2007, Philadelphia, USA.

36.   Y. Zeng, D. Zhu* (2007), Reconstruction of curves from point clouds, The 17th International Conference on Flexible Automation andIntelligent Manufacturing (2007 FAIM), June 18-20, 2007, Philadelphia, USA.

37.   A. Gonzalez*, Y. Zeng (2007), Effectiveimplementation of ISO 22000 through formalization by using recursive objectmodeling language, The 17th InternationalConference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (2007 FAIM),June 18-20, 2007, Philadelphia, USA.

38.   J. Jin*, G. He*, A. Hamza, Y. Zeng (2007), Using ICP algorithm and DOE method to determine the precision of a 3D scanner, The 17th International Conference onFlexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (2007 FAIM), June 18-20,2007, Philadelphia, USA.

39.   S. Yao*,Y. Zeng (2006), A new approach for protocol analysis ondesign activities using axiomatic theory of design modeling, 3rd CDEN/RCCI InternationalDesign Conference, July 24-26, 2006, University of Toronto, Ontario,Canada.  

40.   Y. Zeng, S. Yao*, L. Wang(2006), Architecture ofweb-based distributed systems for gathering and managing product requirements, The 16th CIRP International Design Seminar,Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada - July 16-19, 2006.

41.   J. Xiao*, S. Li*, L. Yan*, A. Hamza, Y. Zeng (2006), Statistical methods in quality improvementfor soybean machines, The Ninth World Conference on Integrated Design &Process Technology, San Diego, CA, USA, June 25-30, 2006.

42.   M. Chen*, Z. Chen*, L. Kong*, Y. Zeng (2005), Gathering and classification ofproduct requirements for medical devices design, The Eighth World Conferenceon Integrated Design & Process Technology, Beijing, China, June 12-17,2005.

43.   Z. Chen*, Y. Zeng (2005), Component-based conceptual designthrough environment decomposition, The Eighth World Conference on IntegratedDesign & Process Technology, Beijing, China, June 12-17, 2005.

44.   Z. Chen*, Y. Zeng (2005), A New Approach toManaging Product Requirements, AdvancedManufacturing Technology’05, London, Canada, May 16-17, 2005.

45.   Y. Zeng (2004), A formal design science, InauguralCDEN Design Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, July 29-30,2004.

46.   Y. Zeng, B. Yan*, B. Chen*, S. Yao* (2004), A theoretical and experimentalstudy on design creativity, Inaugural CDEN Design Conference, McGillUniversity, Montreal, Quebec, July 29-30, 2004.

47.   Z. Chen*, S. Yao*, Y. Zeng (2004), A systematic approach for the specification of customerrequirements, Inaugural CDEN Design Conference, McGill University,Montreal, Quebec, July 29-30, 2004.

48.   J. Dickinson, Z. Yu, Y. Zeng, H. Antunes (2004),Pen-tablet as a CAD interface alternative, Flexible Automated andIntelligent Manufacturing'2004, Toronto, Canada, 18 – 25 July, 2004.

49.   Y.Zeng (2003),Formalization of design requirements, The Seventh World Conference OnIntegrated Design & Process Technology, Austin, Texas, December 3-6,2003.

50.   Y.Zeng, A. Pardasani, H.Antunes, Z. Li, J. Dickinson, V. Gupta, D. Baulier (2003), Representation andinterpretation of sketches in mechanical design: experimental and theoreticalapproaches, ASME 2003 Design Engineering Technology Conference /DesignTheory and Methodology, DETC2003/DTM-48657.

51.   A. Pardasani, J. Dickinson, Z. Li, Y. Zeng, H. Antunes (2003),Lessons from experimental computer assisted sketching tool for planarmechanisms, ASME 2003 Design Engineering Technology Conference /Computersand Information in Engineering, DETC2003/CIE-48189.

52.   J. Dickinson, A. Pardasani, Z. Yu,Y. Zeng, H. Antunes, Z.Li (2003), Augmenting mechanical CAD with Pen and Tablet, ASME 2003 DesignEngineering Technology Conference /Design Theory and Methodology,DETC/DTM-48658.

53.   Y. Zeng. P. Gu (2001), An environment decomposition based approach to designconcept generation, Proceedings of 13thInternational Conference on Engineering Design, pp. 525-532.

54.   Y. Zeng, P. Gu (2000), A design governing equation, 2000 NSF Design and Manufacturing Research Conference.

55.   L. Li, N. Schemenauer, X. Peng, Y. Zeng,P. Gu (2000), Surface registration and integration in a reverse engineeringsystem for rapid manufacturing, Proceedingsof ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences’00, DETC00/DAC 14356

56.   Y. Zeng, P. Gu (1999), A set-theoretic model of product design requirements andproducts, Proceedings of the 12thInternational Conference on Engineering Design, pp.1117-1120.

57.   Y. Zeng, P. Gu (1999), A set-theoretic model of design process, Proceedings of the 12thInternational Conference on Engineering Design, pp.1179-1182.

58.   Y. Zeng, J. Jing* (1996), Acomputational model of design, Fourth International Conference onComputer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, Vol. 2644, pp. 638-643.


Lab Members

Current Members

Research Associate

Ph.D. Students

Master's Students



Opportunities

PhD study

We are currently looking for PhD students for the following research topics:
1. Physiological study of creative design
The students are expected to have strong background in signal processing and experiment design with strong research capabilities and the flexibility to conduct trans-disciplinary research.

2. Design theory and methodology
The students are expected to conduct research to develop and validate methods for creative design based on EBD.

MSc study

We are looking for Master's students for the following topics:
1. Semantic research
The students are expected have strong programming skills, preferentially in C# and/or Python. Good experience in other language is also acceptable.

2. Physiological signal processing
Good background from electrical engineering or mathematics is expected.

3. Artificial Intelligence
Computer science background is expected.

Application conditions

Financial support is available for students with excellent background. To enhance your chance of success, please read one of our publications, write a summary and send it to me together with a cover letter stating why you are a good candidate for the position.

We thank all the applicants; however, we will only contact those who are selected for interview due to large amount of e-mails that we receive.

Contact: zeng@ciise.concordia.ca

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