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CONTACT PROFESSOR Stephen Lu (Professional Consultant)

Voice: 1-213-740-9616

Email: sclu@usc.edu


Education reform (GloCal Education)
Innovative Design Thinking
Collaborative Engineering
Manufacturing Processes and Systems

1984 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University

Creator of iPodia

Selected to receive 2015 Duncan Fraser Award for Excellence in Engineering Education by IFEES – International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (See http://www.ifees.net/awards/global-award-for-excellence/stephen-lu/)

Endorsed by the CAE President Ji Zhou and the NAE President Dan Mote, the 2015 Global Grand Challenges Summit (http://ggcs2015.cae.cn/)


USC Faculty Bio Page

Viterbi iPodia (ViP) Office

Univ. Southern California Dept of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Stephen Lu of USC joins with researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz School

USC Academic Positions:

David Packard Chair in Manufacturing Engineering 
Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Industrial and Systems Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

Yangtze Distinguished Professor, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Research Interests:

Collaborative design, innovative product development, manufacturing systems, concurrent engineering, knowledge-based expert systems, AI-based machine learning technologies


S. C-Y. Lu and J. J. Lee, ''Technologies and devices to enhance and stimulate human inspiration during applications,'' U.S. patent pending, 1984.
S. C-Y. Lu, P. Ge, and N. Wang, ''Methodology and algorithms for adaptive modeling and simulation of engine design,'' U.S. patent pending, 2000.
S. C-Y. Lu, H. S. Teng, and M. M. Tseng, ''System including inductive learning arrangement for adaptive management of behavior of complex entity,'' U.S. patent no. 5,034,898, July 23, 1991.

Selected Publications:

Y. Jin and S. C.-Y. Lu, ''An agent supported approach to collaborative design,'' CIRP Annals 47, pp. 107-110, 1998.

Professional Societies:

International Institution for Production Engineering Research
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Association of Artificial Intelligence
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Honors and Awards:

Honorary Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 
Honorary Professor, Xi'an Jiao-Tong University, Xi'an, China 
Honorary Professor, Kung-Xi University, Kung Xi, China 
Honorary Professor, Chung-Chen University, Chung Chen, China
2003: YangTze Distinguished Scholarship Award, the Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China
2003: Elected Full Member, International Academy for Production Engineering Research (CIRP)
2002: International Technology Contribution Award, the Shanghai Municipal City Government, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
1999: Special Technical Achievements Award in Engineering Design Research, the International Academy for Production Engineering Research (CIRP) 
1995: Distinguished Civilian Service Award, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories
1993: Humboldt Award for Senior U.S. Scientist, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Germany
1992: Fulbright Scholarship (Senior Research Professor Category), The Fulbright Commission
1991: Elected Corresponding Member, Int. Academy for Production Engineering Research (CIRP)
1990: University Scholar Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1990: Senior Xerox Award for Faculty Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1990: Chinese Institute of Engineers, Republic of China, Certificate of Appreciation
1989: Award of Appreciation, Production Engineering Division, ASME
1989: Elected Outstanding Young Men of America
1988: Elected Senior Member, North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI)
1988: Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
1987: Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)
1986: Award of Appreciation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
1985: Young Engineering Educator Award, American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)

Courses Taught:

AME 410, Design Theory and Methodology
AME 599, Integrated Product Development Process and Technology
ISE 544, Management of Engineering Teams

Recent Professional Development Activities:

2000-: Chairman, CIRP Scientific Technical Committee in Design (STC/Dn)
2003-: Chairman, CIRP Working Group on Engineering as Collaborative Negotiation (WG/ECN)
1998-2000: Vice Chairman, CIRP Scientific Technical Committee in Design (STC/Dn)
1996-1998: Technical Secretary, the Scientific Technical Committee in Design (STC/Dn)
1988-2001: ASME Design Theory and Methodology Committee, The Design Engineering Division
1987-1989: Chairman, ASME Committee on Design for Manufacturability, The Production Engineering Division
1987-1989: Chairman, ASME Technical Panel on Computer-Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics, Production Engineering Division
1986-1987: ASME Scientific Committee on AI, The Computer Engineering Committee
1989-: NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee
1988-: Senior Member, North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI)
1987-1988: SME President-Charged Manufacturing Research Study Committee
1985-1989: Member-at-Large, ASEE New Engineering Educators Committee

Profile Information

Job Title
David Packard Chair Professor
University of Southern California
Areas of Expertise/Research Interests (List All Please)
1. Education reform (GloCal Education)
2. Innovative Design Thinking
3. Collaborative Engineering
4. Manufacturing Processes and Systems

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