Kyoung-Yun Kim Ph.D.

Kyoung-Yun Kim Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Site Directer, NSF Center for e-Design

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Kyoung-Yun Kim Ph.D.

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Biography

Kyoung-Yun Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Wayne State University, where he directs the Computational Intelligence and Design Informatics (CInDI) Laboratory. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on Design Science; Design Informatics; Manufacturing Awareness on Design; Semantic Assembly Design; and Product Life-cycle Modeling. Dr. Kim has received over $7M by external funding from several U.S. federal agencies including NSF, DMDII, NIDRR, VA-CASE, DOD, and DOE, and industries including Ford, GM, and GDLS. Currently, Dr. Kim is a Site Director for the NSF Industry and University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for e-Design. Dr. Kim is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science. Dr. Kim received top cited article award (2005-2010) from Journal CAD and 2003 IIE Transactions Best Paper Award. Dr. Kim was a visiting professor at Kyung Hee University, South Korea from September 2013 to June 2014. Dr. Kim’s education includes a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, and a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Chonbuk National University, South Korea. Dr. Kim is a member of IIE, ASME, SDPS, and ASEE.

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, May 2011 to present
  • Site Director for the NSF Industry and University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for e-Design at Wayne State, Detroit, MI, July 2013 to present
  • Director, Computational Intelligence and Design Informatics (CInDI) Laboratory, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, September 2006 to present
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Integrated Design & Process Science, 2017 to present.
  • Invited Professor, Université de technologie Belfort-Montbéliard, Belfort, France, May – June 2017.
  • Visiting Professor, Production Management Track, School of Management, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea, September 2013 to June 2014.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 2003
  • M.S., Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea, February 1998
  • B.S., Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea, February 1995

Courses Taught

  • Design Engineering (IE4355) - undergraduate course, Winter
  • Facilities Design (IE 4330) - undergraduate course, Winter
  • Integrated Product Development (IE 6405) - graduate course, Fall
  • PLM and Sustainable Design (IE6425) - graduate course, Winter
  • Knowledge Based Design (IE7995) - graduate course, Winter
  • Electric Drive Vehicle Product and Infrastructure Development (EVE 5600) - graduate course, Fall
  • Alternative Energy Product Realization System (AET 5600) - graduate course, Fall
  • CAD/CAM (IE6420) - graduate course, Winter

Research Interests

  • Design science
  • Design informatics
  • Design awareness on manufacturing processes
  • Semantic assembly design
  • Transformative product design
  • Product life-cycle modeling

Research Group

Research Projects

  • DMDII Project: VRWP: Virtually Guided RSW Weldability Prediction; May 2016 to November 2017; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim (lead PI), Co-PIs: Shiyong Lu, Jeremy L. Rickli, Xin Wu, Qingyu Yang, in collaboration with Ford. Awarded by DMDII (Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute), NNMI (National Network of Manufacturing Innovation) program; Total award amount: $1,730,221 (Federal Funding: $840,604 & Cost Share: $889,617). 

  • NSF IUSE Project: Collaborative Research: Constructionism in Learning: Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering (CooL:SLiCE); September 2014 to August 2017; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim; Co-PIs: Carolyn Psenka, Karl Haapala (OSU), Kathy Jackson (Penn State); Awarded by NSF; Total expected award amount:$733,588; $278,121 for Wayne State University. 

  • NSF I/UCRC Center for e-Design; August 2013 to July 2018; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim; Awarded by NSF; Anticipated award amount: $1.05M ($300K from NSF and $750K from multiple industry and federal agency members).

  • Medical Equipment Evaluation and Decision Analytics (MEEDA) System, September 2013 to February 2016; Principal Investigators: Kyoung-Yun Kim; Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs; $233,440.

  • Health Informatics Initiative (HI2); September 2012 to March 2014; Principal Investigators: Darin Ellis and Kyoung-Yun Kim; Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs; Total award amount: $268,976.

  • NSF CI-TEAM Demonstration Project: Collaborative Research: A Sustainable Product Development Collaboratory; October 2010 to September 2012; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim, Co-PIs: Ratna Chinnam, Leslie Monplaisir, Alper Murat, Karl Haapala (OSU), Gul Kremer (Penn State); Awarded by NSF; Total award amount: $250,000; $109,998 for Wayne State University

  • Planning Grant: NSF I/UCRC for e-Design; September 2010 to August 2011; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim; Awarded by NSF; $13,000.

  • RME Design Evaluation System; October 2010 to August 2013; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim, Co-PI: Leslie Monplaisir; Awarded by Department of Veterans Affairs, VERC; $325,763. 

  • Development of Net-based Data Analysis and Processing Engine for DAWN, May 2009 to May 2012; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim; Funded by Scientific Research Lab, Ford Motor Company; Total amount: $85,000.

  • Systems Engineering Curriculum for Integrated Material Design and Realization for HA/DR Kits: May 2010 to September 2011, Principal Investigators: Walter Bryzik, Kyoung-Yun Kim, Darin Ellis; Awarded by DOD SERC; Total awarded amount: $200,000.

  • Collaborative Research: A Flexible Adaptation Framework for Implementing 'Learning Factory' - Based Manufacturing Education; September 2008 - August 2011; Principal Investigators: Mukasa Ssemakula, Shlomo Sawilowsky, Kyoung-Yun Kim, Gene Liao, Richard Ellis; Awarded by NSF CCLI II; Total awarded amount: $499,959 for three years; $239,958 for Wayne State University

  • Development and Implementation of Degree Programs in Electric Drive Vehicle Technology; September 2009 to August 2012; K. Y. Simon Ng (PI), Co-PIs: 12 investigators from five departments (including Kyoung-Yun Kim); Awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE); Total awarded amount: $5M.

  • A Telerehabilitation System for the Remote Prescription of the Mobility Aids in Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telerehabilitation; December 2005 - December 2009; Principal Investigators: Mark Schmeler, Kyoung-Yun Kim, and Jongbae Kim; Awarded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education; Total awarded amount for the center: $5.4 million for five years; $139,964 for Wayne State University.

  • Development of Technology Roadmap and Context-aware-based Design System for Ubiquitous Smart Product u-Smart Space, January 2009 - December 2011; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim; Awarded by the Ubiquitous Computing & Network (UCN), 21C Frontier R&D, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), Korea; Total awarded amount: $80,491.

  • Development of Weight Efficiency Metrics Application (WEMA) Tool, May 2008 to December 2009; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim; Funded by Scientific Research Lab, Ford Motor Company; Total amount: $50,000.

  • Development of Collaborative Design Framework for Ubiquitous Smart Space; April 2007 - March 2008; Principal Investigator: Kyoung-Yun Kim; Awarded by the Ubiquitous Computing & Network (UCN), 21C Frontier R&D, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), Korea; Total awarded amount: $60,998.

  • GM PACE (Wayne State Founding and Steering Committee), In-kind Donation: $407.8 million, 2007.

  • Interactive Learning Environment for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) using UGS NX; January 2007 -December 2008; Principal Investigators: Kyoung-Yun Kim; Awarded by the GM PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) Grant; Total awarded amount: $9,000.

Publications

Selected journal papers  
  • K.-Y. Kim, J. Park, and R. Sohmshetty, “Prediction Measurement with Mean Acceptable Error for Proper Inconsistency in Noisy Weldability Prediction Data,” Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 2017, Vol. 43, pp. 18-29.
  • K. Choi, K.-Y. Kim, and H. J. Yang, "Disparate Attributes Algorithm for Semantic Assembly Design Rule Management," Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2013, pp. 51-65.
  • Y. S. Kim and K.-Y. Kim, "DCR-based Causal Design Knowledge Evaluation Method and System for Future CAD Applications," Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Special issue: Fundamentals of Next Generation CAD/E Systems, Vol. 44, No. 10, 2012, pp. 947 - 960.
  • K. Y. Kim, S. Chin, O. Kwon, and R. D. Ellis, "Ontology-based Integration of Morphological Information of Assembly Joints for Network-based Collaborative Assembly Design," Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AI EDAM), Vol. 23, No. 1, 2009, pp. 71-88.
  • K. Y. Kim, H. J. Yang, and D. W. Kim, "Mereotopological Assembly Joint Information Representation for Collaborative Product Design," Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2008, pp. 744-754.
  • K. Y. Kim, D. G. Manley, and H. J. Yang, "Ontology-based Assembly Design and Information Sharing for Collaborative Product Development," Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Vol. 38, 2006, pp. 1233-1250, Top-cited Article Award, 2005-2010.
List of published/accepted journal papers  

       2017

  • J. Park and K.-Y. Kim, “Prediction Modeling Framework with Bootstrap Aggregating for Noisy Resistance Spot Welding Data,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2017, accepted.
  • K.-Y. Kim, J. Park, and R. Sohmshetty, “Prediction Measurement with Mean Acceptable Error for Proper Inconsistency in Noisy Weldability Prediction Data,” Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 2017, Vol. 43, pp. 18-29.
  • M.T.H. Khan, F. Demoly, and K.-Y. Kim, Formal Ontology and CAD Integration with Macro Parametric Approach,” Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 2017, accepted.
  • C.E. Psenka, K.-Y. Kim, G.E.O. Kemer, K.R. Haapala, and K.L. Jackson, “Translating Constructionist Learning to Engineering Design Education,” SDPS Transactions: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 2017, accepted.

        2016

  • J. Park and K.-Y. Kim, “Meta-modeling Using Generalized Regression Neural Network and Particle Swarm Optimization,” Applied Soft Computing, 2016, Vol. 51, 2016, pp. 354-369. 
  • A.J. Alsaffar, K. Raoufi, K.-Y. Kim, G.E.O. Kremer, and K.R. Haapala, “Simultaneous Consideration of Unit Manufacturing Processes and Supply Chain Activities for Reduction of Product Environmental and Social Impacts,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 10, 2016, 18 pages.
  • E. Gruhier, F. Demoly, K.-Y. Kim, S. Abboudi, and S. Gomes, “A Theoretical Framework for Product Relationships Description over Space and Time in Integrated Design,” Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 27, No. 4-6, 2016, pp. 269-305.
  • J. Park and K.-Y. Kim, “Instance Variant Nearest Neighbor Using Particle Swarm Optimization for Function Approximation,” Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 40, 2016, pp. 331-341.
  • J. Kim, K.-Y. Kim, and O. Kwon, “ Actor Network Theory-based Modeling for Crowdsourced Design Team Formation,” SDPS Transactions: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2016, pp. 37 - 61.
  • G.E. Kremer, K. Haapala, A. Murat, R.B. Chinnam, K.-Y. Kim, L. Monplaisir, and T. Lei, “Directions for Instilling Economic and Environmental Sustainability across Product Supply Chains,” Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 112, Part 3, 2016, pp. 2066 – 2078.

        2015

  • I. Jones and K.-Y. Kim, “Systematic Service Product Requirement Analysis with Online Customer Review Data,” SDPS Transactions: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2015, pp. 25 – 48..

        2014

  • S.H. Seyedmahmoudi, K.R. Haapala, K.-Y. Kim, and G. Kremer, "Energy and Carbon Footprint Reduction during Textile-based Product Design and Manufacturing," International Journal of Strategic Engineering Asset Management, 2014, to appear.

        2013

  • K. Choi, K.-Y. Kim, and H. J. Yang, "Disparate Attributes Algorithm for Semantic Assembly Design Rule Management," Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2013, pp. 51-65.
  • Y. Zeng, K.-Y. Kim, V. Raskin, B.C.M. Fung, and Y. Kitamura, "Modeling, extraction, and transformation of semantics in computer aided engineering systems," Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-3. 

        2012

  • Y. S. Kim and K.-Y. Kim, "DCR-based Causal Design Knowledge Evaluation Method and System for Future CAD Applications," Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Special issue: Fundamentals of Next Generation CAD/E Systems, Vol. 44, No. 10, 2012, pp. 947 - 960.
  • K.-Y. Kim, Y. S. Kim, M. R. Schmeler, "Remote Decision Support for Wheeled Mobility and Seating Devices," Expert Systems With Applications, Vol. 39, No. 8, 2012, pp.  7345 - 7354.
  • K.-Y. Kim, K. R. Haapala, G. E. O. Kremer, M. K. Barbour, "Cyber Collaboratory-based Sustainable Design Education: A Pedagogical Framework," Journal of Computational Science Education, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2012, pp. 2-10. 
        2011
  • K.-Y. Kim and Y.S. Kim,  "Causal Design Knowledge: Alternative Representation Method for Product Development Knowledge Management," Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Vol. 43, 2011, pp. 1137-1153. 
  • K. Choi, K.-Y. Kim, and H. J. Yang, "Set Approximation Based Combinatorial Search for Interaction Network-based Conceptual Design," Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011, pp. 1-15.
  • W. P. Cheah, Y. S. Kim, K.-Y. Kim, and H. J. Yang, "Systematic Causal Knowledge Acquisition using FCM Constructor for Product Design Decision Support," Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 38, 2011, pp. 15316-15331. 
  • O. B. Kwon and K.-Y. Kim, "A Context Prediction Methodology for Timely Service Invocation in Location-Based Services," Journal of Information, Vol. 14, No. 9, 2011, pp. 2947-2959.
  • ME. Ssemakula, GLiao, R. DEllisK.-Y. Kim, C. Aguwa, and SSawilowsky, Manufacturing Integrated Learning Laboratory (MILL): A Framework for Determination of Core Learning Outcomes in Engineering Curricula, Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2011, pp. 323-332.

        2010

  • S. A. Chin and K.-Y. Kim, "Facial Configuration and BMI Based Personalized Face and Upper Body Modeling," Computers in Industry, Vol. 61, No. 6, 2010, pp. 559-575.
  • K. Choi, K.-Y. Kim, and O. B. Kwon, "A Need-Awaring Multi-Agent Approach to Nomadic Community Computing for Ad Hoc Need Identification and Group Formation," Cybernetics and Systems, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2010, pp. 216-244.

        2009

  • K. Y. Kim, S. Chin, O. Kwon, and R. D. Ellis, "Ontology-based Integration of Morphological Information of Assembly Joints for Network-based Collaborative Assembly Design," Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AI EDAM), Vol. 23, No. 1, 2009, pp. 71-88.
  • S. A. Chin and K. Y. Kim, "Emotional Intensity-based Facial Expression Cloning for Low Polygonal Applications," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2009, pp. 315-330.
  • W. P. Cheah, K. Y. Kim, H. J. Yang, M. S. Kim, and J. S. Kim, Constructing manufacturing-environmental model in Bayesian belief networks for assembly design decision support through fuzzy cognitive map, International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009.

        2008

  • S. A. Chin and K. Y. Kim, "Expressive 3D Face for Mobile Devices," IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2008, pp. 1294-1302.
  • K. Y. Kim, K. C. Lee, O. B. Kwon, "The role of the Fuzzy Cognitive Map in Hierarchical Semantic Net-based Assembly Design Decision Making," International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 21, No. 7, 2008, pp. 803-824.
  • K. Y. Kim, H. J. Yang, and D. W. Kim, "Mereotopological Assembly Joint Information Representation for Collaborative Product Design," Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2008, pp. 744-754.
  • E. Y. Heo, D. W. Kim, J. Y. Lee, and K. Y. Kim, "Computer-aided measurement plan for an impeller on a coordinate measurement machine with a rotating and tilting probe," Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2008, pp. 788-795. 
  • K. Y. Kim, "Ontology and Assembly Joint Topology Information Representation," Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2008, pp. 639-653.

        2007

  • O. B. Kwon, K. Y. Kim, and K. C. Lee, "MM-DSS: Integrating Multimedia and Decision-making Knowledge in Decision Support Systems," Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2007, pp. 441-457.
  • K. Yoo, E. Suh, and K. Y. Kim, "Knowledge flow-based business process redesign: Applying a knowledge map to redesign a business process," Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2007, pp. 104-125.

        2006

  • K. Y. Kim, D. G. Manley, and H. J. Yang, "Ontology-based Assembly Design and Information Sharing for Collaborative Product Development," Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Vol. 38, 2006, pp. 1233-1250, Top-cited Article Award, 2005-2010.
  • K. Y. Kim, O. B. Kwon, K. C. Lee, and B. O. Nnaji, "A Multimedia Support System for Collaborative Assembly Design," International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2006, pp. 104-124.
  • K. Y. Kim, H. Yang, and D. G. Manley, "Assembly Design Ontology for Service-Oriented Collaboration," Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 3, No. 5 (6), 2006.

        2004

  • K. Y. Kim, B. O. Nnaji, and D. W. Kim, "Virtual Assembly Analysis Tool and Architecture for e-Design and Realization Environment," CAD/CAM Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2004, pp. 62-76.
  • K. Y. Kim, Y. Wang, O. S. Muogboh, and B. O. Nnaji, "Design Formalism for Collaborative Assembly Design," Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Vol. 36, No. 9, 2004, pp. 849-871.
  • B. O. Nnaji, D. Gupta, and K. Y. Kim, "Welding Distortion Minimization for an Aluminum Alloy Extruded Beam Structure using a 2D Model," ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 126, No. 1, 2004, pp. 52 - 63.

        2002

  • K. Y. Kim, B. A. Norman, and B. O. Nnaji, "Heuristics for single-pass welding task sequencing," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 40, No. 12, pp. 2769-2788, 2002.
  • K. Y. Kim, D. W. Kim, and B. O. Nnaji, "Robot Arc Welding Task Sequencing using Genetic Algorithms," IIE Transactions, Vol. 34, No. 10, pp. 865-880, 2002. IIE Transactions Best Paper Award in Design and Manufacturing.
 
Selected refereed conference papers
  • M.T.H. Khan, F. Ahmed, and K.-Y. Kim, “Integration and Visualization Framework for Data-Driven Resistance Spot Welded Assembly Design,” 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Xi'an, China, August 20-23, 2017.
  • M.T.H. Khan, F. Ahmed, and K.-Y. Kim, “Weldability Knowledge Visualization of Resistance Spot Welded Assembly Design,” 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2017), Modena, Italy, 27-30 June 2017.
  • F. Ahmed and K.-Y. Kim, “Data-driven Weld Nugget Width Prediction with Decision Tree Algorithm,” Proceedings of the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC 45), Los Angeles, CA, June 4 – 8, 2017.
  • K. Raoufi, K. R. Haapala, K. L. Jackson, K.-Y. Kim, G. E. O. Kremer, and C. E. Psenka “Enabling Non-expert Sustainable Manufacturing Process and Supply Chain Analysis during the Early Product Design Phase,” Proceedings of the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC 45), Los Angeles, CA, June 4 – 8, 2017.
  • T. Reza, J.Y. Lee, and K.-Y. Kim, “An Empirical Study of Crowdsourcing Services using Repertory Grid,” Proceedings of the 2017 Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference (ISERC), Pittsburgh, PA, May 20 - 23, 2017.
  • M.T.H. Khan, et al., "Development of Learning Modules for Sustainable Life Cycle Product Design: a Constructionist Approach," the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25 - 28, 2017, Columbus, OH.
  • K.-Y. Kim, C. Psenka, K. Haapala, K. Jackson, K. Haapala, G.E.O Kremer, "Constructionism in Learning: Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering Project (CooL:SLiCE)," the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25 - 28, 2017, Columbus, OH.
  • N. Joshi, J. Park, and K.-Y. Kim, “Random Forest-based Cost Prediction for Reusable Medical Equipment Service Lifecycle Management,” SDPS 2016, Orlando, FL, December 4 - 6, 2016.
  • M.T.H. Khan, F. Demoly, and K.-Y. Kim, “Dynamic Design Intents Capture with Formal Ontology and Perdurants Object Concept for Collaborative Product Design,” The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016), Orlando, FL, October 31 – November 4, 2016.
  • J. Park and K.-Y. Kim, “Making Data-driven Decision for Uncertain Resistance Spot Welding Process Data using Interval Regression Analysis,” 26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2016), Seoul, Korea, June 27-30, 2016
  • M.T.H. Khan and K.-Y. Kim, “Spatiotemporal Discrete Mereotopology to Support Assembled Additive Manufacturing,” SDPS 2015, Dallas Fort Worth, TX, November 1-5, 2015.
  • J. Park, K.-Y. Kim, and R. Sohmshetty, "A Prediction Modeling Framework: Toward Integration of Noisy Manufacturing Data and Product Design," the ASME IDETC 2015, Boston, MA, August 2-5, 2015, DETC2015-46236.
  • K.-Y. Kim, C. Psenka, K. Jackson, K. Haapala, "Constructionist Learning for Environmentally Responsible Design," the 122nd ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, June 14 - 17, 2015.
  • J. Park and K.-Y. Kim, "Fitness and Constraint Function Approximation Using Meta-Modeling for Design Optimization," Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, ISERC 2015, Nashville, TN, May 30 - June 2, 2015.
  • I. Jones, K.-Y. Kim, and S. Choi, "Product Feature Information and Extraction for Service Product Requirement Analysis," Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, ISERC 2015, Nashville, TN, May 30 - June 2, 2015.
  • J. Park, K.-Y. Kim, and O. Kwon, "Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict Psychological Wellness Indices for Ubiquitous Healthcare System Design," International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing, ICIDM 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 13-15 2014.
  • J. Park, K.-Y. Kim, and R. Sohmshetty, "Towards Proper-Inconsistency in Weldability Prediction using k-Nearest Neighbor Regression and Generalized Regression Neural Network with Mean Acceptable Error," 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM2014, San Antonio, TX, May 20 - 23, 2014.
  • J. Kim, K.-Y. Kim, and O. Kwon, "Evaluation Framework for Crowdsourced Design Concept Management," 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM2014, San Antonio, TX, May 20 - 23, 2014.
  • E. Gruhier, F. Demoly, K.-Y. Kim, and S. Gomes, "Mereotopology and Product Design: State of the Art and Research Challenges," TMCE 2014, May 19-23, 2014.
  • R. Sohmshetty, R. Ramachandra, T. Coon, K. Choi, K.-Y. Kim, "Weldability Prediction of AHSS Stackups using Artificial Neural Network Models," SAE 2012 World Congress, Detroit, MI, 2012-01-0531. 
  • Alsaffar, A.J., Haapala, K.R., Kim, K.-Y., & Okudan, G.E., 2012, "A Process-based Approach for Cradle-to-Gate Energy and Carbon Footprint Reduction in Product Design," Proc. 2012 ASME International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference (MSEC), June 4-8, Notre Dame, IN, MSEC2012-7405.
  • K. Choi and K.-Y. Kim, "Functional Concept-based Detection for Transformative Product Design," the ASME IDETC/CIE 2011, August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, DETC2011-47738.
  • K.-Y. Kim, K. R. Haapala, G. E. O. Kremer, E. A. Murat, R. B. Chinnam, L. F. Monplaisir, "A Conceptual Framework for a Sustainable Product Development Collaboratory to Support Integrated Sustainable Design and Manufacturing," the ASME IDETC/CIE 2011, August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, DETC2011-48922.
  • K. Choi and K.-Y. Kim, "Set Approximation Based Combinatorial Search for Transformative Product Design," SDPS 2011, June 12-16, 2011, Jeju Island, South Korea. Accepted to Transactions of the SDPS
  • K.-Y. Kim and J. Kim, "Design Decision Support System toward Environmental Sustainability in Reusable Medical Equipment," the AAAI 2011 Spring Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Design (AISD11), March 21-23, 2011, Stanford University, CA.
  • Y. S. Kim, K. Choi, and K.-Y. Kim, "Causal Knowledge Network Integration for Life Cycle Assessment," the AAAI 2011 Spring Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Design (AISD11), March 21-23, 2011, Stanford University, CA.
  • Y. S. Kim and K.-Y. Kim, "A Knowledge Network Evaluation System for Causal Product Knowledge Integration," Proc. Of TMCE 2010 Symposium, April 12-16, 2010, Ancona, Italy, ed. By I. Horváth, F. Mandorli, and Z. Rusák, pp. 1097 - 1107. 
  • M. Ssemakula, G. Liao, D. Ellis, K. Y. Kim, S. Sawilowsky, "Introducing a Flexible Adaptation Framework for Implementing 'Learning Factory'- based Manufacturing Education," 2009 ASEE Annual Conference, June 14-17, 2009, Austin, Texas
  • K. Y. Kim and K. H. Choi, "Rough Set-based Rule Selection for Collaborative Assembly Design," the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2008), August 3-6, 2008, Brooklyn, NY, DETC2008-49191.
  • K. Y. Kim, Y. S. Kim, W. P. Cheah, and H. J. Yang, "Causal Design Knowledge Acquisition By Constructing BBN and FCM," the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2008), August 3-6, 2008, Brooklyn, NY, DETC2008-49900.
  • K. Y. Kim, "The Role of Mereotopology and SWRL Rules to Represent Joint Topology Information For Design Collaboration," the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2008), August 3-6, 2008, Brooklyn, NY, DETC2008-49192.
  • K. Y. Kim,K. H. Choi, and O. B. Kwon, "Rule Selection for Collaborative Ubiquitous Smart Device Development: Rough Set Based Approach," The 5th Int. Conf. on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC-08), Oslo, Norway, June 23-25, 2008, LNCS 5061, pp. 386-396, 2008.
  • K. Y. Kim, Y. S. Kim, K. H. Choi, H. J. Yang, "Ontology-based Approach to Differentiate Assembly Joints for Collaborative and Intelligent Product Design," Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2007), Philadelphia, PA, June 18-20, 2007, pp. 282 - 289.
  • K. Y. Kim, Y. S. Kim, W. P. Cheah, H. J. Yang, "A Framework of Assembly Design and Maintenance Analysis and Fault Diagnosis using Bayesian Belief Network and Fuzzy Cognitive Map," Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2007), Philadelphia, PA, June 18-20, 2007, pp. 757 - 764.
  • Y. S. Kim, K. Y. Kim, R. Schein, M. Schmeler, "A Decision Support System for Remote Wheelchair Selection in Telerehabilitation," the 2007 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, Tenn., May 19-23, 2007.
  • H. J. Lee, K. Y. Kim, H. J. Yang, S. H. Kim, and S. Y. Choi, "Multi-Model Data Integration Using Graph For Collaborative Assembly Design Information Sharing and Reuse," Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, The 20th Int. Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2007), Kyoto, Japan, June 26-29, 2007.
  • O. B. Kwon, K. Y. Kim, and H. J. Yang, "Integrating Extended Attributed Relational Graph and Structured Modeling: Toward Multimedia-Based Decision Support in Virtual Product Design," Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4112/2006, pp. 490-495, 2006.
  • R. Schein, M. Schmeler, J. Kim, K. Y. Kim, A. Regulski, A. Fatulla, "Proposed Protocol for Remote Wheelchair Consultation Using Telerehabilitation," RESNA 2006, Atlanta, GA, June 22-26, 2006.
  • K. Y. Kim, D. G. Manley, and H. J. Yang, "The Role of Ontology in Collaborative Virtual Prototyping," 2005 IIE Annual Conference (IERC), Atlanta GA, May 14 - 18, 2005.
  • K. Y. Kim, D. G. Manley, H. J. Yang, and B. O. Nnaji, "Ontology-based Virtual Assembly Model for Collaborative Virtual Prototyping and Simulation," the 2005 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2005), Saint Louis MO, May 15-19, 2005, pp. 251-258.
  • K. Y. Kim, D. G. Manley, and B. O. Nnaji, "Lean Virtual Product Model Sharing for Collaborative Virtual Prototyping," 2004 IIE Annual Conference (IERC), Huston TX, May 15 - 19, 2004.
  • K. Y. Kim, Y. Wang, O. S. Muogboh, M. R. Lovell, B. O. Nnaji, and D. L. Conover, "Integration of Computer-Aided Assembly Design and Assembly Analysis in e-Design and Realization Environment," The 17th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR-17), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, August 3-7, 2003.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Member, Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Other Professional Experience

 Journal/editorial activity  
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Integrated Design & Process Science. (2017 – present). 
  • Guest editor, Journal Advanced Engineering Informatics, Special Issue on Modeling, Extraction, and Transformation of Semantics in Computer Aided Engineering Systems, January 2013.
  • Guest editor, Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Special Issue on Design Education and Engineering Design, targeted December 2016.
  • Recognized Reviewer, Advanced Engineering Informatics, since 2014.
  • Reviewer (for more than 20 journals).

Awards and Honors

  • Top cited article award, 2005 - 2010, Journal CAD (Computer Aided Design), awarded for the paper entitled "Ontology-based assembly design and information sharing for collaborative product development'.
  • 2010-2017 Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • 2009 Marquis Who's Who in America
  • 2006 Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Engineering Student Faculty Board, Wayne State University
  • 2003 IIE Transactions Best Paper Award in Design and Manufacturing