Industrial and systems engineering associate professor voted to DMDII Executive Committee

kimKyoung-Yun Kim, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at Wayne State University, was elected to the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) Executive Committee as a Tier 2 academic representative.

DMDII develops cutting-edge digital manufacturing technologies that target a reduction in the time and cost of manufacturing while strengthening the capabilities of the supply chain. The institute deploys and commercializes these technologies across key manufacturing industries.

Kim and his fellow representatives will participate in quarterly Executive Committee meetings, vote on R&D projects to be carried out at DMDII, approve resolutions to the DMDII Membership Agreement, and serve as a liaison between DMDII and the Tier 2 academic partners.  He will begin his one-year term in August.

Wayne State University is one of 11 Tier 2 academic partners, along with Auburn University, Case Western Reserve University, Georgia Tech, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Oregon State University, Purdue University, University of Colorado, University of Iowa, University of North Carolina, and University of Wisconsin.

At Wayne State, Kim is the site director of the NSF Center for e-Design and the director of the Computational Intelligence and Design Informatics (CInDI) laboratory. Kim’s research focuses on design science and informatics as well as product life-cycle modeling. He has received over $7 million in external funding for his research, and published over 30 top journal papers and 50 conference papers.

DMDII is a Chicago-based association led by UI LABS which received a $70 million Department of Defense (DOD) grant as well as $250 million in private sector, academic and local government funding.