Welcome to the Design of Open Engineering Systems (DOES) Lab at the University at Buffalo – SUNY. In our lab, we are studying the science behind the design of open engineering systems or systems that interact with and are influenced by their external environments. As such, the design of such systems:
- is influenced by a network of decisions made by multiple people from multiple disciplines
- is influenced by a wide range of sources of information including designers, users, and sensors
- is many times characterized by social-technical considerations including preferences, uncertainty, ambiguity, adaptation, and learning
- is characterized by multiple stakeholders and competing measures of value
In our research, we contribute to and leverage the state-of-the-art in design science, multiobjective optimization, machine learning, and decision theory.
Please feel free to browse through our lab member profiles and their current projects to learn more about our specific research. We also have an extensive list of publications that are available.
The DOES Lab is part of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo and affiliated with the Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) Community of Excellence.
March ’19: Phil Odonkor won the SUNY Chancellor’s Award!!
March ’19: Seyedeh Elaheh and Phil Odonkor placed 1st and 2nd at the 2019 MAE Poster competition!!
December ’18: Phil Odonkor gave an insightful talk at TEDx Buffalo. Watch the video here.
December ’18: Phil Odonkor and Zack Ball had their papers published in the Journal of Mechanical Design.
- Automated Design of Energy Efficient Control Strategies for Building Clusters Using Reinforcement Learning
- Mass Collaboration Project Recommendation Within Open-Innovation Design Networks
September ’18: Elaheh has been elected as the President of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering divison of the Graduate Student Association. Congratulations Elaheh!!!
April ’18: DOES lab members had 4 papers accepted for ASME IDETC 2018 conferences. Congratulations Phil, Elaheh, Jamie, and Zack!
April ’18: Jonathan Bessette received the Grace Capen Academic Award and the Service Leader Award. He was also the Fulbright 2017 winner. Congratulations Jon!
April ’18: Philip Odonkor placed 1st in the UB Sustainability: Transforming Our Tomorrow Competition. Congratulations Phil!
March ’18: Philip Odonkor placed 1st in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Congratulations Phil!
August ’17: Dr. Kemper Lewis received the Design Automation Reward at the ASME IDETC 2017 Conference. Congratulations Dr. Lewis!
August ’17: Zack Ball was one of five papers nominated for best paper in DTM at the ASME IDETC 2017 Conference. Congratulations Zack!
July ’17: Dipanjan Ghosh had his paper published in the Journal of Mechanical Design.
March ’17: DOES lab members had 5 papers accepted for ASME IDETC 2017 conferences. Congratulations Aziz Naim, Dipanjan Ghosh, Phil Odonkor, and Zack Ball!
March ’17: Philip Odonkor passed Ph.D. qualifiers. Congratulations Phil!
February ’17: Dipanjan Ghosh successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation. Congratulations Dipanjan!
January ’17: Aziz Naim successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation. Congratulations Aziz!
July ’16: Zack Ball successfully defended his Masters Thesis. Congratulations Zack!
June ’16: Zack Ball passed Ph.D. qualifiers. Congratulations Zack!
May ’16: Henry Kwan (BS), Jamie Asbach (BS) and Taylor Ferguson (MS) graduated this year. Congratulations everyone!
April ’16: DOES lab members had 4 papers accepted for ASME IDETC 2016 conferences . Congratulations Laura Ziegler, Dipanjan Ghosh, and Phil Odonkor!