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Michael J. Scott, PhD

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Contact

Building & Room:

Office: 2019 ERF Lab Location: 1036 ERF

Address:

2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 996-4354

About

Research Interests

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.

Education

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

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

A.B., Philosophy, Harvard University, 1986