Students

Graduate Students

xingangName: Xingang Li
Education:

PhD student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fall 2019-Present
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2013.
Bio:  Xingang is an PhD student and working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Before joining in the PhD program of the University of Arkansas, 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.


IMG_0735Name: Jared Poe
Education:

M.S. student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fall 2019-Present
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2019
Bio:  Jared is a master student working as a Teaching Assistant, currently, at the University of Arkansas. He worked as an intern at Trane Custom doing design work on custom commercial HVAC air handlers during his undergraduate career. Now he hopes to complete his research for his Master’s Thesis in the SiDi Lab.
Research Interests: Computer Vision; Autonomous Robots.


IMG_1786Name: Laxmi P. Poudel
Education:

– Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fall 2017-Present
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2015.
Bio: Laxmi is a PhD student and working as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. He has particular interest in Robotics and Complex Systems Design. Prior to joining the UA, Laxmi worked as Production-Support Engineer in manufacturing industry for two years.
Research Interests: Complex Systems Design; Robotics; 3D printing; Product Design and Development.


Pic_hafizur RahmanName: Molla H. Rahman 
Education:

Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, 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, Complex Networks. 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.


IMG_20190825_115319Name: Yinshuang Xiao
Education:

Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, 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 an PhD student and working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. 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

SaivipultejaName: Saivipulteja Elagandula
Education:

B.S., Computer Science, 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 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.


Post-Undergraduate Researchers

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 Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. 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.
Research Interests:  Creativity; Systems Thinking within Engineering Design; Cognition