Students

Graduate Students

xingangName: Xingang Li
Education:

Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2019-Present.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2013.
Bio:  Xingang is a PhD student and working as a Research Assistant in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining in the PhD program, Xingang worked in auto industry at OTICS Corporation in Japan for four years. He has practical working experience in design of automotive engine parts for major car manufacturers, such as Toyota and SAIC Motor Co., Ltd.
Research Interests: Generative Design; Deep Learning for Engineering Design; Human-AI Design Collaboration.


Pic_hafizur RahmanName: Molla Hafizur Rahman 
Education:

Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Arkansas, Fall 2017-Present.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2015.
Bio: Molla is a PhD student and working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. He has research interest in Data-Driven Design, Decision-making in Engineering Design, Computer-Aided Design. Before commencing his graduate studies at the UA, he worked for a design farm for two years.
Research Interests: Human Behaviors in Engineering Systems; Sequential Decision-Making in Design; Data-Driven Design.


Daniel Weber

Name: Daniel Weber
Education:
M.S. student, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2021-Present.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2021.
Bio:  Daniel is a Masters student working as a Teaching Assistant in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Daniel has prior research experience in battery technologies. He is currently working on vertical chunking of large parts for collaborative 3D printing. He is particularly interested in Additive Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship.
Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, Optimization, Product Design and Development.


Yinshuang_XiaoName: Yinshuang Xiao
Education:

Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2019-Present.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2018.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2014.
Bio:  Yinshuang is a PhD student and working as a Research Assistant in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining in SiDi Lab, she was working as a R&D Engineer for new energy vehicles at SAIC Volkswagen in Shanghai. Yinshuang has extensive research experience in computational electromagnetic and EMC characteristics of EV component.
Research Interests: Complex Systems Engineering and Design; Complex Sociotechnical Systems; Complex Network.


Undergraduate Students

IMG_5073Name: Michael Cardone
Education:

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2023.
Bio: Michael is an undergraduate student who started working as a summer intern (sponsored by the NSF REU program) after gaining research experience with SiDi Lab over the spring semester. Alongside his Mechanical Engineering degree, he is also pursuing a minor in Entrepreneurship. Michael is currently working on data processing and visualization techniques, as well as network analysis using Exponential Random Graph Model.
Research Interests: Statistical Modeling, Product Design, Optimization, Consumer Decision Analsis


SaivipultejaName: Saivipulteja Elagandula
Education:

B.S., Computer Science, The University of Arkansas, expected 2022.
Bio: Sai is an undergraduate student and came to SiDi Lab through the Freshman Engineering Research Experience program. He is pursuing a degree in Computer Science at the University of Arkansas and interested in Machine Learning and Network Science. Sai is currently working on a multi-robot path planning and optimization in cooperative 3D printing.
Research Interests: Collision-free Path Planning; Manufacturing Scheduling; Optimization.


SiDi Profile PhotoName: Samantha Montemayor
Education:

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2023.
Bio: Samantha is an undergraduate student working as a fulltime research intern (sponsored by the NSF REU program) in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin. Samantha is currently working on using a data-driven methodology, specifically data collected from social media, to build a complex network model to map the co-consideration relationships between different vehicle models over time.
Research Interests: Robotics, Complex Systems, Product Design and Development, Nano and Micro-Scale Engineering.


Research Scientist Assistant

John_ClayName: John Clay
Education:

B.A., Psychology/Business Administration (Double Major), Ouachita Baptist University, 2019.
Bio: John is a post-undergraduate working as a Research Assistant in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Alongside his involvement with the SiDi Lab, he works as a Research Assistant for the Mechanisms of Cognition and Attention Lab in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas.
Research Interests:  Creativity; Systems Thinking; Engineering Design Thinking.