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Michael Scott, Ph.D

Michael Scott

Innovation Education Director, UIC Innovation Center
ORBIT Lab Faculty Advisor, UIC Innovation Center
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

PhD Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
MS Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
AB Philosophy, Harvard University

Michael 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.