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, 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.


Name: Sumaiya Sultana Tanu
Education:

Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Arkansas, Fall 2020-Present.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Denver, 2018.
B.Eng., Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University, 2016.
Bio:  Sumaiya is a PhD student and working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Prior to joining SiDi Lab, she was working as an Aviation Engineer at Frontier Airlines in Denver, CO. She has three years of practical and hands-on experience in customer and technical engineering services in aerospace industries, such as Bombardier Aerospace, Airbus and Ahead Wind. Sumaiya is currently working on integration of consumer preferences and feedback into engineering design in support of designing marketing strategies with fair and positive targeting.
Research Interests: Design for Market Systems; Computational Advertising; Decision-based Design.


Daniel Weber

Name: Daniel Webber
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

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.


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 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 within Engineering Design; Cognition