The Manufacturing and Design Laboratory [MADLab] is a research lab at Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at University at Buffalo (UB), SUNY dedicated to establishing new computational methods to provide innovative solutions to manufacturing, engineering design and system design problems. Our core competency is AI, machine leanring, and geometric reasoning domain. By combining engineering innovations with methods from machine learning, AI, statistics and optimization, geometric reasoning, metamodeling and sampling, and applied ontology, we strive to solve important research problems in manufacturing and engineering design domain. Additionally, we work collaboratively with researchers in other domains such as material science, geospatial reasoning, and bio-medical domain to find innovative usage and applications of geometric reasoning and machine learning methods. MADLab is housed in 800 square foot modern office space in Bell Hall at UB. The lab director is Associate Professor Dr. Rahul Rai.

Key words:
machine learning, geometric reasoning, manufacturing, design theory and methodology, system design, shape synthesis, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), optimization, applied ontology, metamodeling and sampling (Design of Experiments).

Research assistantships are available!!!
MADLab is looking for exceptional graduate and undergraduate students who have the potential to excel beyond their basic undergraduate education. A successful student in this area must have a solid background in mathematics, mechanical engineering, and computer programming. Good communication skills, previous research experience are a plus. Contact Prof. Rai: rahulrai [at]

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