Seminar: Autonomous Systems for Material Discoveries and Advanced Manufacturing, September 24

Attend the next IE Decision Systems Engineering Fall ’21 Seminar Series event about discovering and manufacturing new processes with autonomous systems, hosted by Assistant Professor Ashif Iquebal.

Autonomous Systems for Material Discoveries and Advanced Manufacturing
Presented by Yu Ding, Texas A&M University

Friday, September 24, 2021
Attend on Zoom


Discovering and manufacturing new materials is a laborious and time-consuming process. Historically this process takes the time of countless materials scientists and manufacturing engineers as they experiment with many different ingredient compositions and process conditions in order to find the right combination leading to the material with desired properties. A team of researchers at Texas A&M University is contemplating the question: could an autonomous system be developed to replace the countless human hours and thus accelerate the discovery and manufacturing of advanced materials?

In this talk, Yu Ding will review some of the existing platforms that inject a certain degree of intelligence into a manufacturing system. He will further discuss his team’s ongoing work of handling surprise observations and their implication in the broader effort of building such autonomous systems.

About the speaker

Yu Ding is the Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University and associate director for research engagement of the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science. Ding received his doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in 2001. His research interests are in data and quality science. Ding is a recipient of the 2018 Texas A&M Engineering Research Impact Award, the 2019 IISE Technical Innovation Award, the 2020 Texas A&M  University-Level Distinguished Achievement Award in Research and a Fellow of IISE and ASME. Ding is serving as the editor-in-chief for IISE Transactions for the 2021-2024 term.