Ahmet Santhi Samanche Cihan H. Dagli Ira Dunn James Gideon Sunghwan Sohn Bharat Krishnamurthy Kartik Menon Lakshmanan Meyyappan Harikrishna Subramanian Hailin Li Takenori Kamo Vikram Aedula Danilatos Dionysius Nil Hande Kilicay Filiz Bunyak Dr. Iveta Mrazova Ilker Ersoy



Engineering Systems of the new century need to be autonomous to meet the challenge of flexibility and customized design requirements imposed on manufacturing and service systems by the global economy. The research focus of the Smart Engineering Systems Lab (SESL) is to build "smart" components for engineering systems currently available today. The term "smart" in this context indicates physical systems that can interact with their environment and adapt to changes both in space and time by their ability to manipulate the environment through self-awareness and perceived models of the world based on both quantitative and qualitative information. The emerging fields of artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary programming, chaos, wavelets, fractals, complex systems, and virtual reality provide essential tools for designing such systems.

The focus of the SESL is developing smart engineering architectures that integrate and/or enhance the current and future technologies necessary for developing smart engineering systems while illustrating the real life application of these architectures. The smart engineering system design and operations cut across a diversity of disciplines, namely: Manufacturing, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Bio-Medical, Civil and other related fields such as Applied Mathematics, Cognitive Sciences, Biology, and Medicine. Current research topics include adaptive global stock management, data mining, artificial life, evolutionary robotics, internet-based pattern recognition, adaptive assessment of System Engineering practices, and autonomous continuous assessment of railway bridge safety. Capabilities of the developed computational intelligence models are demonstrated physically in the lab through mini autonomous research robots. 



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