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Event Scheduled for Jan 25, 2013

Event: CSE/ME Colloquium - Manufacturing, Robotics and Computational Geometry" by David A. Field, Ph.D.

Location: ITE 336

Time: 01:00 pm

Details of Event:
"Manufacturing, Robotics and Computational Geometry"
David A. Field, Ph.D.
General Motors Corporation Staff Research Scientist (retired)

This lecture features examples of geometry's dominating influence in the automotive manufacturing process. The lecture begins with the design and manufacture of sheet metal components that motivated advances in mathematical applications for computer-aided design. Many examples of the manufacturing process motivate a discussion of the mathematics developed for describing automotive components. This discussion includes applying the same mathematics to robotics. The lecture also related the previous geometric constructions with computational aspects of generating finite element meshes for three dimension analysis of automotive components. The lecture ends with the award winning video "Ballet Robotique".

David A. Field earned his A.B. from Bowdoin College, M.S. from Oakland University, and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. After teaching at the College of the Holy Cross, he joined the General Motors Research Laboratories where he held the position of Staff Research Scientist. His research interests include numerical analysis, approximation theory, finite element analysis, and mathematics from computer-aided design. A founding member and current president of the Great Lakes Section of SIAM, he co-edited for SIAM two volumes on geometrical and theoretical aspects of industrial design. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar to Chile and as teacher in China.

Target Audience: Open to All

Sponsored By: Computer Science and Engineering

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