Biography of Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta    (336)

Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he was a Research Scientist in the Robotics Institute and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Manufacturing in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University.    (337)

Dr. Gupta received a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Roorkee (presently known as Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) in 1988. He received a Gold Medal for securing the first rank in his B.E. class (1988) and a Gold Medal for the best Engineering Design Project (1988). He received a Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Production Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1989. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994. During his Ph.D. study, he was awarded a Graduate School Fellowship and an Institute for Systems Research Graduate Fellowship. For his highly inter-disciplinary Ph.D. research, he received Institute for Systems Research’s the George Harhalakis Outstanding Systems Engineering Graduate Student Award (1994).    (338)

Dr. Gupta is interested in developing new algorithms and representations for creating next-generation computer-aided design and manufacturing systems that can reduce time-to-market, enable cost effective small batch manufacturing, and facilitate manufacturing of geometrically complex objects. Dr. Gupta has participated in a number of research projects. Representative projects include generative process planning for machining, automated manufacturability analysis, automated generation of redesign suggestions, generative process planning for sheet metal bending, automated tool design for sheet metal bending, assembly planning and simulation, extraction of lumped parameter simulation models for micro-electromechanical systems, distributed design and manufacturing for solid freeform fabrication, integration of market research with design option evaluation, and automated design of multi-stage and multi-piece molds.    (339)

Dr. Gupta is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He has authored or co-authored more than hundred articles in journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He has organized several conference sessions in the area of computer-aided design and manufacturing. He has served as Program Co-Chair in 1998 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, Papers Chair in 1999 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, Exhibit Chair in 2000 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Program Chair in 2002 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, and Conference Chair in 2003 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference.    (33A)

Dr. Gupta has won many honors and awards for his research contribution to computer-aided design and manufacturing area. He has received Best Paper Award in 1994 ASME International Conference on Computers in Engineering, Best Paper Award in 1999 ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, Young Investigator Award from Office of Naval Research in 2000, Robert W. Galvin Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 2001, CAREER Award from National Science Foundation in 2001, Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award from Institute for Systems Research in 2001, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists an Engineers (PECASE) in 2001, and Highly Commended Paper Award from Literati Club in 2002. He also holds a US Patent titled Apparatus and Method for Multi-Purpose Setup Planning for Sheet Metal Bending Operations.    (33B)