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S.K. Gupta

Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research
2147 A.V. Williams Building
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

301/405-5306 TEL
301/314-9477 FAX
skgupta@eng.umd.edu
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Research Interests

Automation problems arising in computer aided design, manufacturing automation, and robotics. Current focus is on automated planning for human-robot collaborations in assembly tasks, autonomous unmanned vehicles, bio-inspired robots, and automated optical micro-manipulation.

Background Information

Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. He was the founding director of the Maryland Robotics Center. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he was a Research Scientist in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Roorkee (presently known as the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) in 1988. He received a Gold Medal for securing the first rank in his B.E. class (1988) and a Gold Medal for the best Engineering Design Project (1988). He received a Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Production Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1989. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994. During his Ph.D. study, he was awarded a Graduate School Fellowship and an Institute for Systems Research Graduate Fellowship. For his highly inter-disciplinary Ph.D. research, he received Institute for Systems Research’s George Harhalakis Outstanding Systems Engineering Graduate Student Award (1994)

Dr. Gupta's current research interests are in the areas of Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Automation, and Robotics. He is mainly interested in the following three computational problems arising in these areas: (1) shape analysis and feature extraction, (2) shape generation and synthesis, and (3) model simplification.  In past, he has worked on feature recognition, process planning, manufacturability analysis, shape Similarity assessment, path planning, assembly modeling, tooling design, reverse engineering, and accessibility analysis problems. He has experience in many different manufacturing domains including mechanical assembly, nano-manipulation, machining, micro fabrication, injection molding, multi-material molding, sheet metal bending, and solid freeform fabrication. He has authored or co-authored more than one hundred and seventy articles in journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters.

Dr. Gupta is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He has served as the Chair of the Design for Manufacturing Technical Committee in the Design Division of ASME. He has organized several conference sessions in the area of computer-aided design and manufacturing. He has served as Program Co-Chair in 1998 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, Papers Chair in 1999 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, Exhibit Chair in 2000 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Program Chair in 2002 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, and Conference Chair in 2003 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference. He has served as a member on the Editorial Advisory Board for Assembly Automation and Computer Aided Design and Applications journals. He has also served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, the ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, and SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes. He has also served on the Program Committees for Geometric Modeling and Processing Conference, Computer Aided Design Conference, Product Lifecycle Management Conference, CAD and Graphics Conference, IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, and ACM Solid and Physical Modeling Conference.

Dr. Gupta has won many honors and awards for his research accomplishments. He received the Best Paper Award at the 1994 ASME International Conference on Computers in Engineering, the Best Paper Award at the 1999 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research in 2000, a Robert W. Galvin Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 2001, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2001, the Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award from the Institute for Systems Research in 2001, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2001, a Highly Commended Paper Award from Literati Club in 2002, and the Best Paper Award at the 2006 ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. He was a member of the team that won 2007 Invention of the Year Award in Physical Science category. He also holds a US Patent titled Apparatus and Method for Multi-Purpose Setup Planning for Sheet Metal Bending Operations.

Links

Mechanical Engineering Department
Simulation-Based System Design Laboratory
  (formerly the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory)
Automated Design and Fabrication of Multi-Stage Molds for Making Multi-Material Objects
Bio-Inspired Product Development
Part and Assembly Search Based on Similarity and 3D Shape Attributes
Virtual Training Studio

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