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University of Michigan-Dearborn - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Computer and Information Science

Autonomic computing, computer graphics, data and application integration, data mining, database management systems, digital government, distributed computing, game development, information systems, modeling and simulation, multimedia information systems, networking, optimization, scientific computing, secure computing, semantic web, sensor technology, service-oriented computing, soft computing, software engineering, software forensics, streaming data processing, virtual engineering, web information systems, wireless networks, work flow, micro/nasoscale material science, precision measurement, nondestructive evaluation, CAD, cyber security, cognitive radio and MIMO networks, video streaming in wired/wireless networks, energy efficiency and reliability in wireless networks, vehicular networks and communications, wireless and mobile computing security, cloud computing security and privacy, sustainable computing, coverage, connectivity, deployment, data routing and data dissemination, fault tolerance, network forensics and provenance, cyber-physical systems.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Power electronics and industrial controls, robotic vision, multimedia information processing, intelligent systems, computer networks, wireless communications, reconfigurable computing, digital, mixed-signal and RF/MMIC VLSI chip design, digital forensics, machine vision, fuzzy systems and applications, vehicle electronics, vehicular communications and networks, pattern recognition and machine intelligence.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Manufacturing processes and systems, simulation modeling and metal forming, health care systems, integrated product design and ergonomics, vehicle design and development, vehicle ergonomics, industrial ergonomics, safety engineering, modular products and systems, biomechanical modeling, enterprise integration and resource planning, supply-chain management, information modeling, data and knowledge management.

Mechanical Engineering

Biomechanics and biological materials, impact and structural dynamics, acoustics/vibration/noise controls, modal testing, spray forming, statistical energy analysis, thermal system designs, structural analysis, crashworthiness, material aging, damage mechanics, engine processes and systems, hybrid powertrain systems, PEM fuel cell systems, solar systems, vehicle thermal management, materials fatigue, design of lightweight vehicle structure, battery package design, advanced high-strength steels, heat transfer, reliability, mechanical design, composite materials, polymers, manufacturing processes, solid mechanics, failure analysis/design, active control, refrigeration, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, fuels, power transmissions, robotics, geophysical fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Electric Drive Transporation

As one of the seven university research centers that were awarded the prestigious grants, CEDT is dedicated to achieving the synergy among technological development, research and graduate education in automotive engineering, with a focus on the following thrust areas that are crucial for the development of electric drive transportation:
• Power electronics and electric machines
• Hybrid powertrain control and power management
• Battery management and control
• Thermal management of Electric Drive Vehicles (EDV)
• Vehicle to Grid (V2G), charging infrastructure, grid impact of EDV
• Reliability, diagnostics, and prognostics of EDV
• Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) of EDV

Center for Lightweighting Automotive Materials and Processing

CLAMP was created in 1998 with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) program. Recognizing the gains in fuel economy and emission levels achieved through lighter cars, the GATE program encourages research into automotive design and manufacturing methods that reduce vehicle mass. Nine universities were awarded the prestigious grants in five advanced automotive technology areas. UM-Dearborn was the only university that received a grant in the lightweight materials field in 1998. Additional funding came from the Department of Energy in 2005 to upgrade and expand CLAMP's education and research objectives.

Henry W. Patton Center for Engineering Education and Practice

The mission of HP-CEEP is to be a leader in incorporating engineering practice, design, innovation, and concepts of manufacturing technology at all levels of engineering education, by integrating the teaching environment with the world of practice.
- Innovative courses and curriculum, especially in design and manufacturing.
- Enhanced education opportunities for working engineers, integrated with undergraduate, nontraditional, and international programs.
- A fundamental enhancement of faculty quality and orientation, by interaction with engineers in industry.
- Affords many students the experience of direct involvement in industry-relevant activity through cooperative education opportunities and participation in collaborative research. Students also derive similar experiences indirectly through curriculum changes and case studies based on the research.
- An environment for applied research where industrial and university personnel work together.

Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems

The Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS) is an institute within the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). It consists of a director and an administrative assistant and is joined by faculty and students who participate in the activities of IAVS when their research interests are congruent with those of IAVS. IAVS funds and conducts applied research in advanced vehicle systems in the areas of product development and manufacturing. The institute's focus is on "systems," especially those related to the design, development and manufacturing of complex vehicles. The goal of IAVS is to conduct research related to body and chassis systems, manufacturing processes, and integration with powertrain systems.