Industrial engineering associate professor named SDPS Fellow

kim-spdsKyoung-Yun Kim, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at Wayne State University, was awarded as a Fellow of the Society of Design and Process Science (SDPS), per an announcement at the SDPS 2017 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

Elected by the organization’s board of directors, SDPS Fellows are members that are responsible for significant engineering achievements in design and process improvement. A nomination for promotion to Fellow must be initiated by a Fellow of any other society or a member of SDPS and supported by at least five additional sponsors.

Kim’s research focuses on design science and informatics as well as product life-cycle modeling. His work has generated over $10 million in external funding from several U.S. federal agencies and industry leaders. In 2016, Kim led a team that received $1.7 million from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) for a joint project with Ford Motor Company to develop a reliable Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) weldability prediction tool.

Kim is the site director of the NSF Center for e-Design and director of the Computational Intelligence and Design Informatics (CInDI) laboratory at Wayne State. He has published over 40 top journal papers and over 50 conference papers in proceedings and numerous technical reports and presentations.