Portrait_zsZhenghui Sha

PhD, Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology


  • Graduate Minor in Applied Statistics, Purdue University
  • Undergraduate Minor in Computer Science, Xi’an University of Technology

Professional Development

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

Research Interests

  • Decision-making in Engineering Systems Design
  • Complex Systems and Complex Networks
  • Game Theory and Behavioral Experimentation
  • Decision-based Enterprise-driven Design
  • Artificial Intelligence in Design
  • Crowd-sourced Design
  • Open-source Product Design and Development

Awards and Honors

  • ASME CIE Best Ph. D. Dissertation of the Year Award, 2017
  • Open Education Resources (OER) Award, the University of Arkansas Libraries and the Global Campus, 2017.
  • Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Enhancement (VPFDE) Travel Grant, University of Arkansas, 2017.
  • Purdue College of Engineering (COE) Travel Grant for Excellent PhD Candidate, 2014
  • ASME Robert E. Fulton Best Paper Award, 2013
  • ASME CIE Division Poster Award, 2013
  • Purdue Graduate Student Government (PGSG) Travel Grant Award, 2013
  • NSF CMMI Conference Fellowship, 2012
  • ASME DSCC Travel Award, 2011
  • Si-Yuan Innovation Scholarship, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2007 – 2010

Review Service

  • Journal of Mechanical Design, ASME Transaction
  • Journal for Computing and Information Science in Engineering, ASME Transaction
  • Design Science
  • IIE Transactions
  • IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics – Systems
  • IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering
  • Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • Conference on Systems Engineering Research
  • Design Computing and Cognition Conference
  • ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Design Automation Conference
  • International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology
  • IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
  • ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

Academic Service

  • Program Committee Member, Design Science Research (DSR) 2018, Workshop on Data Driven Design and Learning, August 23-25, 2018, Montreal, Canada.
  • Vice Chair, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Computer and Information in Engineering Division (CIE), Systems Engineering, Information and Knowledge Management (SEIKM) Technical Committee, 2017 – present.
  • Symposium Chair, “Design Informatics”, CIE–2-13 at 38th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), 2018.
  • Symposium Co-Chair, “Design of Complex Systems”, CIE–2-17 at 38th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), 2018.
  • Symposium Co-Chair, “Systems Engineering Information Knowledge Management”, CIE–2-12 at 38th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), 2018.
  • Session Organizer, “Evaluations and Assessment in Design Education”, DEC–4 at 14th International Conference on Design Education (DEC), 2017.
  • Organizer, “Lab Experiments on Individual and Interactive Decision Making in Design” workshop at the 37th Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) Conference, 2017.
  • Conference Coordinator, 7th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC), 2016.