Bio

Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 2019 ERF

Laboratory: The Engineering Design and Decision Laboratory

Lab Location: 1036 ERF

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering California Institute of Technology, 1999

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1994

A.B., Philosophy, Harvard University, 1986

ARCS Foundation Fellow, 1997

Dr. Scott’s research interests are in formal, computable models for engineering design, exploring the shifting boundary between the portion of design that can be formally computed and the part of design that must be handled informally. Specific areas include: formal decision models to support negotiation among different groups in a design process (e.g., structural and thermal engineers, engineers and stylists); set- and preference-based design methods; multi-resolution modeling; and mechanical design compilation. Applications include design for manufacturing, concurrent engineering, process automation, robust design, and integrated product development.