NSF ESD/SYS Program Workshop and Grantees Meeting:

Future Directions in Engineering Design and Systems Engineering

  Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
January 20-22, 2017

This workshop will provide a forum for researchers in the fields of Engineering Design and Systems Engineering to discuss important topics that are beyond the scope typically addressed by individual investigators at conferences.  In addition, the workshop will offer junior researchers and current NSF grantees from the Engineering and Systems Design (ESD) and Systems Science (SYS) programs, the opportunity to showcase their research work in poster sessions and to receive feedback from their peers and NSF program directors.

It will be a premier networking opportunity where you can really have
an impact on the future of your research field and community.

The workshop will build on outcomes and recommendations from the previous NSF Workshop held at Clemson University in November 2015 (http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/design/workshop/). In addition to keynote presentations and overview of ESD/SYS programs by NSF program director, which will aim to expand the horizons, the workshop participants will be divided into small groups to discuss specific topics related to Systems Engineering and Design. In order to make a step towards consensus within the ESD/SYS communities, the breakout sessions will be organized under focused tracks to scrutinize such questions as: What do we mean by ESD/SYS theory research? How do we gain SE&D knowledge? Any best practice of NSF proposals for ESD & SYS? Any promising ESD/SYS research directions/topics?

We invite you to participate in the workshop by registering at NSFworkshop.gatech.edu

Current NSF grantees are all invited and should prepare a poster describing the aims of their projects, the results obtained to date, and the remaining work to be done. Posters should include a QR code pointing to a URL that includes a 3-minute video presentation by the PI explaining the research (virtual elevator pitch).

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Georgia Tech for a fruitful discussion resulting in actionable recommendations.  

Roger Jiao (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Seung-Kyum Choi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,
813 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405