Welcome to SiDi Lab

The System Integration & Design Informatics Laboratory (SiDi Lab) is a research lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. The research of SiDi Lab is focused on system science and design science as well as the intersection between these two areas. The lab aims at building the decision-centric science foundations for complex systems engineering and design. Such foundations will facilitate the integration in complex systems and amplify the data-driven power in engineering design and design research. Particularly, our research is emphasized on:

  • Network science in supporting systems engineering and design, including modeling of systems structural (network topology) evolution, modeling and estimation of local decision-making behavior in complex systems.
  • Decision-making in engineering design, including modeling and analysis of strategic decision-making behaviors in design competition and/or collaboration using game theory and behavioral experimentation.
  • Artificial intelligence in engineering design and its application in human-computer collaborative design.
  • Decision-based enterprise-driven design, including estimation of customer’s behaviors, and spatiotemporal analysis on customers’ preferences in supporting product design and development.
  • Social design and manufacturing, such as open-source product development, crowdsourcing, and community-based manufacturing.
For more information, please see SiDi Research and SiDi Projects. To access the publications, please go to Publication or Zhenghui Sha’s Google Scholar.

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