Publications in Categories

Journal Articles

37. M. H. Rahman, E. A. Bayrak, Z. Sha, “Empirical Evidence and Computational Assessment on Design Knowledge Transferability,” Design Science. Under review.

36. X. Li, Y. Wang, Z. Sha, “Deep-Learning Methods of Cross-Modal Tasks for Conceptual Design of Engineered Products: A Review,” Journal of Mechanical Design. Under review.

35. Z. Sha, Y. Cui, Y. Xiao, A. B. Stathopoulos, N. Contractor, Y. Fu, W. Chen, “Choice Modeling Meets Engineering Design: A Comparative Study on Utility-Based and Network-Based Approaches,” Design Science. Under revision.

34. Y. Bi, J. Xie, Z. Sha, M. Wang, Y. Fu, W. Chen, “Modeling Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity of Customer Preferences in Engineering Design,” International Journal of Production Research. Under review.

33. L. Poudel, S. Elagandula, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “Decentralized and Centralized Planning for Multi-Robot Additive Manufacturing,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 145, issue 1, pp: 012003 (10 pages). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4055735.

32. V. Krishnamurthy, L. Poudel, M. Ebert, D. Weber, R. Wu, W. Zhou, E. Akleman, Z. Sha, “LayerLock: Layer-wise Collision-free Multi-Robot Additive Manufacturing Using Topologically Interlocked Space-Filling Shapes,” 152 (2022) 103392, Computer-Aided Design, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cad.2022.103392.

31. X. Li, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “A Predictive and Generative Design Approach for 3D Mesh Shapes Using Target-Embedding Variational Autoencoder“, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 144, issue 11, pp: 114501 (7). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4054906.

30. Y. Xiao, Z. Sha, “Robust Design of Complex Socio-Technical Systems against Seasonal Effects: A Network Motif-Based Approach,” Design Science, 8, E2. https://doi.org/10.1017/dsj.2021.27.

29. Y. Cui, F. Ahmed, Z. Sha, L. Wang, Y. Fu, N. Contractor, W. Chen, “A Weighted Statistical Network Modeling Approach to Product Competition Analysis,” Complexity, vol. 2022, Article ID 9417869, 16 pages, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/9417869.

28. L. Poudel, L. G. Marques, R. A. Williams, Z. Hyden, P. Guerra, O. L. Fowler, S. J. Moquin, Z. Sha, W. Zhou, “Towards Swarm Manufacturing: Architecting A Cooperative 3D Printing System,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Aug 2022, 144(8): 081004 (15 pages). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4053681.

27. M. Rahman, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “Predicting Sequential Design Decisions Using the Function-Behavior-Structure Design Process Model and Recurrent Neural Networks“, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 143, issue 8, pp: 081706 (12), August 2021: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4049971.

26. A. E. Bayrak, Z. Sha, “Integrating Sequence Learning and Game Theory to Predict Design Decisions under Competition,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 143, issue 5, pp: 051401 (9), May 2021: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048222.

25. L. Poudel, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “Resource-Constrained Scheduling for Multi-Robot Cooperative 3D Printing”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 143, issue 7, pp: 072002 (12), July 2021: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4050380.

24. Y. Bi, Y. Qiu, J. Xie, Z. Sha, M. Wang, Y. Fu, N. Contractor, W. Chen, “Modeling Multi-Year Customers’ Considerations and Choices in China’s Auto Market Using Two-Stage Bipartite Network Analysis,” Networks and Spatial Economics. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11067-021-09526-9.

23. L. Poudel, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “A Generative Framework for Scheduling Multi-Robot Cooperative 3D Printing“, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, volume 20, issue 6, pp: 061011 (12), Dec 2020.

22. M. H. Rahman, S. Yuan, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “Predicting human design decisions with deep recurrent neural network combining static and dynamic data,” Thematic Collection on Deep Learning for Design, Design Science, vol. 6, e15, DOI: 10.1017/dsj.2020.12.

21. J. Xie, Y. Bi, Z. Sha, M. Wang, Y. Fu, N. Contractor, L. Gong, W. Chen, “Data-Driven Dynamic Network Modeling for Analyzing the Evolution of Product Competitions,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 142, issue 3, pp: 031112 (14), 2020.

20. L. Poudel, C. Bair, J. McPerson, Z. Sha, W. Zhou, “A Heuristic Scaling Strategy for Multi-Robot Cooperative 3D Printing”, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, volume 20, issue 12, pp: 041002 (12), 2020.

19. Z. Zhang, L. Poudel, Z. Sha, W. Zhou, D. Wu, “Data-Driven Predictive Modeling of Tensile Behavior of Parts Fabricated by Cooperative 3D Printing”, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, volume 20, issue 4, pp: 021002 (10), 2020.

18. M. Rahman, C. Schimpf, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “A Computer-Aided Design Based Research Platform for Design Thinking Studies“, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 141, issue 12, pp: 121102 (12), 2019.

17. Z. Sha, A. Chaudhari, J. H. Panchal, “Modeling Participation Behaviors in Design Crowdsourcing Using A Bipartite Network-Based Approach,” Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, volume 19, issue 3, pp: 031010 (10), 2019.

16. L. Poudel, Z. Sha, W. Zhou, “Mechanical Strength of Chunk-Based 3D Printed Parts for Cooperative 3D Printing“, Procedia Manufacturing, vol. 26, pp. 962-972, 2018.

15. Z. Sha, Y. Huang, S. J. Fu, M. Wang, N. Contractor, Y. Fu, W. Chen, “A Network-Based Approach to Modeling and Predicting Product Co-Consideration Relations,” Complexity, vol. 2018, Article ID 2753638, 14 pages, 2018, doi:10.1155/2018/2753638.

14. M. Wang, Z. Sha, Y. Huang, N. Contractor, Y. Fu, W. Chen, “Predicting Products’ Co-Considerations and Market Competitions for Technology-driven Product Design: A Network-based Approach”, Thematic Collection on Network-based Modeling and Analysis in Design, Design Science, Vol. 4, e9, 2018.

13. A. Chaudhari, Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal, “Analyzing Participant Behaviors in Design Crowdsourcing Contests Using Causal Inference on Field Data,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 140, issue 9, pp: 091401 (12), 2018.

12. J. H. Panchal, Z. Sha, K. N. Kannan, “Understanding Design Decisions under Competition using Games with Information Acquisition and a Function Optimization Experiment“, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 139, issue 9, pp: 091402 (12), 2017.

11. Z. Sha, V. Saeger, M. Wang, Y. Fu, W. Chen, “Analyzing Customer Preference to Product Optional Features in Supporting Product Configuration,” SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, Vol. 10, Issue 3, 2017.

10. Z. Sha, K. A. Moolchandani, J. H. Panchal and D. A. DeLaurentis, “Modeling Airlines’ Decisions on City-Pair Route Selection Using Discrete Choice Models,” AIAA Journal of Air Transportation, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 63-73, 2016.

9. Z. Sha, K. N. Kannan, J. H. Panchal, “Behavioral Experimentation and Game Theory in Engineering Systems Design”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 137, issue 5, pp: 051405 (10), 2015.

8. Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal, “Estimating Local Decision-Making Behavior in Complex Evolutionary Systems”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, volume 136, issue 6, pp: 061003 (11), 2014.

7. Q. Le, Z. Sha, and J. H. Panchal, “A Generative Network Model for Product Evolution”, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, volume 14, issue 11, pp: 011003 (11), 2014.

6. Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal, “Towards the Design of Complex Evolving Networks with High Robustness and Resilience”, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 16, pp. 522-531, 2013.

5. J. Xie, D. Kang, B. Woo, J. Lee, Z. Sha, and S. Zhao, “Optimum Design of Transverse Flux Machine for High Contribution of Permanent Magnet to Torque Using Response Surface Methodology,” Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology, volume 7, issue 5, pp: 745-752, 2012.

4. J. Xie, S. Zhao, Z. Sha, and J. Liang, “Hybrid Control Using Sampling PI and Fuzzy Control Methods for Large Inertia and Time Delay System,” Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering,  volume 100, pp. 387-393, 2011.

3. J. Xie, S. Zhao, Z. Sha, and J. Liang, “Optimum Design of Toggle Transmission System in Double Toggle Mechanical Press Using Response Surface Methodology Combined with Experimental Design”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Volume 86, pp. 858-862, 2011.

2. J. Xie, S. Zhao, Z. Sha, and J. Liang, “Slider Position Servo Control of the Double Toggle Mechanical Press Directly Driven by Transverse Flux Machine,” Advanced Materials Research, volume 201, pp. 2360-2365, 2011.

1. G. Yan, S. Zhao, Z. Sha, “Simulation of semisolid diecasting process of four-way valve of HPb59-1 alloy for air-conditioner”, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, volume 20, pp: s931- s936, 2010.

Referred Conference Papers

39. D. Weber, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “Z-Chunking for Cooperative 3D Printing of Large and Tall ObjectsThe Thirty-Third Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, July 25-27, 2022.

38. Y. Xiao, F. Ahmed, Z. Sha, “Travel Links Prediction In Shared Mobility Networks Using Graph Neural Network Models,” ASME 2022 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, Aug. 14-17, 2022.

37. X. Li, Y. Wang, Z. Sha, “Deep Learning of Cross-Modal Tasks for Conceptual Design of Engineered Products: A Review,” ASME 2022 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, Aug. 14-17, 2022.

36. Y. Xiao, Y. Cui, N. Raut, J. H. Januar, J. Koskinen, N. Contractor, W. Chen, Z. Sha, “Information Retrieval and Survey Design For Two-Stage Customer Preference Modeling,” 17th International Design Conference, Cavtat, Croatia, May 23-26, 2022.

35. M. H. Rahman, A. E. Bayrak, Z. Sha, “A Reinforcement Learning Approach to Predicting Human Design Actions Using a Data-Driven Reward Formulation,” 17th International Design Conference, Cavtat, Croatia, May 23-26, 2022.

34. S. Tanu, L. Zhang, D. Gauri, Z. Sha, “An Exploratory Study on Fairness-Aware Design Decision-Making”, The 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS), January 4-7, 2022, Maui, HI. (Best Paper Award Nominee in Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems Track).

33. X. Li, M. H. Goldstein, O. Demirel, Z. Sha “Exploring Generative Design Thinking for Engineering Design and Design Education“, 2021 ASEE Midwest Section Conference, Virtually hosted in Fayetteville, AR, Sep. 13-15, 2021.

32. M. H. Goldstein, J. Sommer, N. T. Buswell, X. Li, Z. Sha, O. Demirel, “Uncovering Generative Design Rationale in the Undergraduate Classroom“, 2021 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 13-16, 2021.

31. M. Rahman, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “Design Embedding: Representation Learning of Design Thinking for Clustering Design Behaviors”, ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Virtual Conference, Aug. 17-20, 2021.

30. S. Elagandula, L. Poudel, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “Enabling Multi-Robot Cooperative Additive Manufacturing: Centralized vs. Decentralized Approaches“, ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Virtual Conference, Aug. 17-20, 2021.

29. J. Clay, X. Li, M. H. Rahman, D. Zabelina, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “Modeling and Profiling Student Designers’ Cognitive Competencies in Computer-Aided Design”, The 23rd International Conference on Engineering Design, August 16-20, 2021, Gothenburg, Sweden.

28. X. Li, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “Part-Aware Product Design Agent Using Deep Generative Network and Local Linear Embedding”, The 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS), January 5-8, 2021, Kauai, HI. (Best Paper Award Nominee in Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems Track)

27. Y. Xiao, Z. Sha, “Towards Engineering Complex Sociotechnical Systems Using Network Motifs: A Case Study on Bike-Sharing Systems”, ASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 16-19, 2020.

26. L. Poudel, L. G. Marques, R. A. Williams, Z. Hyden, P. Guerra, O. L. Fowler, S. J. Moquin, Z. Sha, W. Zhou, “Architecting The Cooperative 3D Printing System”, ASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 16-19, 2020.

25. Y. Cui, F. Ahmed, Z. Sha, L. Wang, Y. Fu, W. Chen, “A Weighted Network Modeling Approach for Analyzing Product Competition”, ASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 16-19, 2020.

24. J. Clay, M. H. Rahman, D. Zabelina, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “The Psychological Links between Systems Thinking and Sequential Decision Making in Engineering Design“, The Ninth International Conference On Design Computing and Cognition (DCC), 29 June – 1 July 2020, Atlanta, GA.

23. S. Elagandula, L. Poudel, Z. Sha, W. Zhou, “Multi-Robot Path Planning for Cooperative 3D Printing“, The ASME 2020 15th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), June 22-26, 2020, Cincinnati, OH.

22. K. Trinh, Z. Sha, “Towards the Design of Artificial Swarms Using Network Motifs“, The 18th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), March 19-21, 2020, Redondo Beach, CA.

21. M. Rahman, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “A Deep Learning Based Approach to Predicting Sequential Design Decisions”, ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Anaheim, CA, Aug. 18-21, 2019. (Robert E. Fulton ASME CIE SEIKM Best Paper Award).

20. L. Poudel, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “Computational Design of Scheduling Strategies for Multi-Robot Cooperative 3D Printing“, ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Anaheim, CA, Aug. 18-21, 2019.

19. J. Xie, Y. Bi, Z. Sha, M. Wang, Y. Fu, N. Contractor, L. Gong, W. Chen, “A Dynamic Network Analysis Approach to Understanding the Impact of Engineering Design on Evolutions of Market Competition”, ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Anaheim, CA, Aug. 18-21, 2019 (Ranked top 10% among the submissions in six IDETC Conferences)

18. C. Schimpf, X. Huang, C. Xie, Z. Sha, J. Massicotte, “Developing Instructional Design Agents to Support Novice and K-12 Design Education“, The 126th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, 2019.

17. Z. Sha, Y. Bi, M. Wang, A. B. Stathopoulos, N. Contractor, Y. Fu, W. Chen, “Comparing Utility-Based and Network-Based Approaches in Modeling Customer Preferences for Engineering Design“, The 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED19, Delft, Netherlands, Aug. 5-8, 2019.

16. Z. Sha, A. Chaudhari, J. H. Panchal, “Modeling Participation Behaviors in Design Crowdsourcing Using A Bipartite Network-Based Approach”, ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Quebec City, Canada. 2018. Paper number: DETC2018-85686. (Robert E. Fulton ASME CIE SEIKM Best Paper Finalist)

15. M. Rahman, M. Gashler, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “Automatic Clustering of Sequential Design Behaviors“, ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Quebec City, Canada. 2018. Paper number: DETC2018-86300.

14. Y. Bi, J. Xie, Z. Sha, M. Wang, Y. Fu, W. Chen, “Modeling Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity of Customer Preferences in Engineering Design”, ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Quebec City, Canada. 2018. Paper number: DETC2018-86245.

13. S. J. Fu, Z. Sha, Y. Huang, M. Wang, Y. Fu, N. Contractor, W. Chen “Two-Stage Modeling of Customer Choice Preferences in Engineering Design Using Bipartite Network Analysis”, 2017 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Cleveland, OH. 2017.

12. Z. Sha, M. Wang, Y. Huang, N. Contractor, Y. Fu, W. Chen, “Modeling Product Co-Consideration Relations: A Comparative Study of Two Network Models“, the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED17, Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 21-25, 2017.

11. Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal “A Degree-Based Decision-Centric Model for Complex Networked Systems”, 2016 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, NC. 2016.

10. Mingxian Wang, Z. Sha, Yun Huang, Noshir Contractor, Yan Fu, Wei Chen “Forecasting Technological Impacts on Customers’ Co-consideration Behaviors: A Data-driven Network Analysis Approach”, 2016 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, NC. 2016.

9. N. Davendralingam, Z. Sha, K. A. Moolchandani, A. Maheshwari, J. H. Panchal and D. A. DeLaurentis “Scientific Foundations for Systems Engineering: Challenges and Strategies”, 2015 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Boston, MA., 2015.

8. Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal, “Estimating Linking Preferences and Behaviors of Autonomous Systems in the Internet using Discrete Choice Models”, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Conference, San Diego, CA, 2014.

7. B. Nagiligari, J. Shah, Z. Sha, S. K. Thirugnanam, A. Jain, and J. H. Panchal, “Integrated Part Classification for Product Cost and Complexity Reduction”, 2014 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Buffalo, NY, 2014.

6. Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal, “Estimating the Node-Level Behaviors In Complex Networks from Structural Datasets”, 2013 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Portland, OR, 2013. (Robert E. Fulton ASME CIE SEIKM Best Paper Award)

5. B. Hawthorne, Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal and M. Farrokh, “Developing Competencies for the 21st Century Engineer”, 2012 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Chicago, IL, 2012.

4. Z. Sha, Q. Le, and J. H. Panchal, “Using SysML for Conceptual Representation of Agent-based Models”, 2011 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Washington D.C., 2011.

3. Z. Sha, G. Ameta, “Life-cycle Assessment of An Electric Rice Cooker: A Case Study”, 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, 2011.

2. J. Xie, S. Zhao, Z. Sha, and J. Liang, “Position Servo Control of the Slider in Double Toggle Mechanical Press Using Bezier Curve Model and Fuzzy Control”, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Trieste, Italy, 2011.

1. J. Xie, S. Zhao, Z. Sha, and J. Liang, “An Online Adaptive Fast Control Approach Based on Local Linearization and Its Application to a Large Inertia System”, 2011 ASME Annual Dynamic Systems and Control conference, Arlington, VA, 2011.

Books and Book Chapters

4. Z. Sha, Y. Lu, C. McComb, Z. Yang, A. Tran, D. Liu, F. Ahmed, B. Song, B. O’Halloran, B. Lane, A. K. Mishra, H. Yeung, M. Lawton, L. Mirabella, R. Rai, D. Wu, “Promoting Data Science in Mechanical Engineering Research and Education: An Exploration of the Hackathon Mechanism“, Emotional Engineering, Vol. 9, (Editor: Shuichi Fukuda), Publisher: Springer Cham, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05867-7.

3. K. Trinh, Z. Sha, “Towards the Design of Artificial Swarms Using Network Motifs,” Recent Trends and Advances in Model Based Systems Engineering, (Editors: Madni, A.M., Boehm, B., Erwin, D., Moghaddam, M., Sievers, M., WHEATON, M.), ISBN: 978-3-030-82083-1. Springer International Publishing, 2022. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-82083-1.

2. W. Chen, F. Ahmed, Y. Cui, Z. Sha, N. Contractor, “Data-Driven Customer Preference Modelling in Engineering Systems Design”, Handbook of Engineering Systems Design, (Editors: Anja Maier, Josef Oehmen and Pieter Vermaas), pp. XX, 980, eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-46054-9. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46054-9. 2022.

1. Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal, “A Decision-Centric Framework for Modeling Evolutionary Complex Networked Systems”, Advances in Computers and Information in Engineering Research, ACIER Book Series vol. 2, (Editors: J. G. Michopoulos, C. J. J. Paredis, D. W. Rosen, and J. M. Vance), Advances in Computers and Information in Engineering Research, Volume 2. ASME, 2021. ISBN: 9780791862025. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.862025.

Ph.D. Dissertations

3. Molla Hafizur Rahman, “Data-Driven Research on Engineering Design Thinking and Behaviors in Computer-Aided Systems Design: Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction“, PhD Dissertation, The University of Arkansas, July, 2022.

2. Laxmi Poudel, “Computational Frameworks for Multi-Robot Cooperative 3D Printing and Planning“, PhD Dissertation, The University of Arkansas, July, 2021.

1. Z. Sha, “Decision-Centric Foundations for Complex Systems Engineering and Design”, PhD Dissertation, Purdue University, 2015. (Best Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year Award, ASME CIE Division, 2017).

M.S. Theses

2. Jared Poe, “Material Detection with Thermal Imaging and Computer Vision: Potentials and Limitations“, Master Thesis, The University of Arkansas, July, 2021.

1. Z. Sha, “Theoretical and Experimental Studies on Design of Numerical Controlled Die Spotting Press”, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2010.

Non-Referred Conference Papers

3. R. Wu, N. Tushar, Z. Sha, W. Shou, W, Zhou, “Swarm Manufacuring of A Robotic Vehicle”, The Thirty-Third Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, July 25-27, 2022.

2. K. A. Moolchandani, Z. Sha, A. Maheshwari, J. Thekinen, N. Davendralingam, J. H. Panchal and D. A. DeLaurentis “Hierarchical Decision-Modeling Framework for Air Transportation Systems”, 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Washington D. C., 2016.

1. Z. Sha, K. A. Moolchandani, A. Maheshwari, J. Thekinen, J. H. Panchal and D. A. DeLaurentis “Modeling Airline Decisions on Route Planning Using Discrete Choice Models”, 15th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Dallas, TX., 2015.

Abstracts

11. Xiao, Y. Cui, W. Chen, J. Koskinen, N. Contractor, Z. Sha, “A Network-Based Approach to Modeling Product Co-consideration and Choice Relations,” Sunbelt 2022 – The XLII International Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, July 12-16, 2022, Cairns, Australia.

10. Cui, Y. Xiao, Z. Sha, N. Contractor, J. Koskinen, W. Chen, “Network-based Customer Preference Modeling,” Sunbelt 2022 – The XLII International Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, July 12-16, 2022, Cairns, Australia.

9. S. S. Tanu, L. Zhang, D. Gauri, Z. Sha, “Towards Fairness-Aware Design Decision-Making”, ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Virtual Conference, Aug. 17-20, 2021. Extended abstract for presentation-only submission to the Special Session: Lightning Talks on New & Revisiting Directions on the 33rd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology.

8. X. Li, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “Generative Design of Authentic 3D Shapes from 2D Sketches Using Target-Embedding Variational Autoencoder”, ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Virtual Conference, Aug. 17-20, 2021. Extended abstract for presentation-only submission to the Special Session: Lightning Talks on New & Revisiting Directions on the 33rd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology.

7. Y. Xiao, Z. Sha, “A Network Motifs-Based Approach to Improving Robustness of Complex Socio-Technical Systems Against Seasonal Effects”, Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference, Washington D.C., July 6-11, 2021. Extended Abstract and Oral Presentation.

6. X. Li, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “Part-Aware Product Design Using Deep Generative Network”, ASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 16-19, 2020. Extended abstract for presentation-only submission to the Special Session: Lightning Talks on New & Revisiting Directions on the 32nd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology.

5. J. Clay, M. H. Rahman, D. Zabelina, C. Xie, X. Li, Z. Sha, “Systems Thinking Factors as Predictors of Success in Engineering Design“, The Ninth International Conference On Design Computing and Cognition (DCC), 29 June – 1 July 2020, Atlanta, GA. Poster abstract and presentation. Download the poster here.

4. L. Poudel, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “Towards Autonomous Digital Additive Manufacturing (ADAM)”, ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Quebec City, Canada. 2018. Abstract and Video Presentation. Paper number: DETC2018-86207. See the video here.

3. Z. Sha, L. Godfrey, M. Gashler, “Modeling Sequential Design Decisions Using Fine-Grained Empirical Data”, 2018 Design Science Research (DSR) Workshop, Montreal, Canada, August 23-25, 2018. Peer-reviewed extended abstract.

2. M. Wang, Z. Sha, Y. Huang, S. J. Fu, Y. Fu, N. Contractor, W. Chen, “Data-Driven Vehicle Preference Modeling and Prediction: A Multidimensional Network Analysis Approach”, The 7th International Conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs17), Detroit, MI. 2017. Extended Abstract.

1. Z. Sha, Mingxian Wang, Yun Huang, Noshir Contractor, Yan Fu, Wei Chen “Forecasting Technological Impacts on Customers’ Co-consideration Behaviors – A network-based framework to analyze the impact of new technologies on the vehicle market”, 7th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC’16), Evanston, IL. 2016. Extended Abstract and Poster.

Posters

16. Y. Xiao, Z. Sha, “Socio-Technical Systems Engineering and Design: A Meso-Level Network-Based Approach,” DTM Broader Participation (B-Part) Fellows and Student Poster Session, ASME 2022 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, Aug. 14-17, 2022. (Top-ten abstracts and won the Travel Award).

15. X. Li, Z. Sha, “Human-Supervised Deep Generative Design Framework for Conceptual Design of Product Shapes,” DTM Broader Participation (B-Part) Fellows and Student Poster Session, ASME 2022 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, Aug. 14-17, 2022. (Top-ten abstracts and won the Travel Award).

14. D. Weber, Z. Sha, “Z-Chunking for Cooperative 3D Printing of Large and Tall Objects,” CIE Graduate Research Poster Competition, ASME 2022 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, Aug. 14-17, 2022.

13. Z. Sha, D. Zabelina, M. Goldstein, O. Demirel, C. Xie, J. Clay, A. Brown, J. Standridge, X. Li, M. Rahman, S. Srinivasan, “Educating Generative Design in Engineering”, 2022 IUSE Summit – Propelling Change: Moving from Strategy Toward Effective & Equitable Undergraduate STEM Education, Abstract and Poster Presentation, June 1-3, 2022, Washington DC.

12. D. Weber, L. Poudel, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “Swarm Manufacturing: Cooperative 3D Printing,” 2022 Annual Mechanical Engineering Graduate Recruiment and Poster Competition, The University of Texas at Austin. Honorable Mention.

11. X. Li, Z. Sha, “3D Mesh Shape Generation for Additive Manufacturing from 2D Sketches,” 2021 CAMDI Research Symposium, Lightning Talks & Poster Presentation, University of Texas at Austin.

10. Y. Xiao, Z. Sha, “Robust Design of Complex Socio-Technical Systems using Complex Networks“, CIE Graduate Research Poster Competition, ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Virtual Conference, Aug. 17-20, 2021. (Won the Travel Award).

9. S.S. Tanu, Z. Sha, “Towards the Design for Market System: Fairness-Aware Design Decision-Making”, Social Awareness Research Theme, DART Student Poster Competition, Arkansas National Science Foundation EPSCoR 2021 Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, Sept. 13-14, 2021.

8. Poudel, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “Swarm 3D Printing and Assembly for Autonomous Manufacturing”, NSF Research Poster Competition, The International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 8-14, 2019. Poster.

7. M. Rahman, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “Towards Building an AI-Integrated Computer-Aided Design Platform for Design Research, NSF Research Poster Competition, The International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 8-14, 2019. Poster.

6. L. Poudel, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “A Computational Framework to Cooperative 3D Printing Schedule“, CIE Graduate Research Poster Competition, ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Anaheim, CA, Aug. 18-21, 2019. (Won the Travel Award).

5. M. Rahman, C. Xie, Z. Sha, “A Deep Learning Based Approach to Predicting Sequential Design Decisions”, CIE Graduate Research Poster Competition, ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Anaheim, CA, Aug. 18-21, 2019.

4. M. Rahman, Z. Sha, “Modeling Sequential Decision Making in Engineering Systems Design“, CIE Graduate Research Poster Competition, ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Quebec City, Canada. 2018.

3. L. Poudel, W. Zhou, Z. Sha, “Design of A Multi-Robot Cooperative 3D Printing System”, CIE Graduate Research Poster Competition, ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Quebec City, Canada. 2018. (Won the Travel Award).

2. Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal, “A Decision-Centric Framework for Design and Modeling of Complex Evolutionary Systems”, CIE Graduate Research Poster Competition, 33rd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Portland, OR, Aug. 2013. (Won the Travel Award).

1. Z. Sha, J. H. Panchal, “Extracting and Executing Agent-based Models from SysML representations”, ASME-CIE Graduate Research Poster Session, 31st Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Washington D.C., Aug. 2011.

Data Repository

1. Sha, Z., Moolchandani, K., Panchal, J., DeLaurentis, D., .”Modeling Airlines Decisions On Route Selection Using Discrete Choice Models – Data and Supplementary Materials“, Purdue University Research Repository, 2015.