The CDL research activities are in the area of Computational Design and Synthesis of Mechanical Systems.

In particular, our research focuses on the development of new engineering models, representations, algorithms, and design semantics to enable systematic, and efficient design, analysis and manufacturing of engineering artifacts.

Research Assistantships may be available to highly qualified students.

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Welcome to CDL.

Please note that I do NOT sponsor summer internships.

We are constantly looking for outstanding, creative and motivated PhD students with strong programming and mathematical skills as well as experience and/or interests in the general areas of geometric modeling, virtual reality, and human computer interaction.

One of our goals is to develop and promote a new gesture based virtual reality system to enable multidisciplinary research in virtual worlds. Our collaborators include researchers from Engineering, Computer Science, Pharmacy, Structural Biology, Psychology, and Communication Sciences.

There are several other research directions in developing fundamental models and representations for geometric and physical modeling at macro and nano-scales (i.e, proteins).

UConn's strategic location on the East Coast is given by its proximity to New York City and Boston, the many beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, and the mountains of Vermont. More information can be found here.

If you are interested, please submit:

    1. your cv;
    2. a brief research statement detailing your past research experience as well as your current research interests;
    3. the coordinates (including e-mail addresses) of three references, and
    4. a link to your previous research publications.

to Prof. Horea Ilies

Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut

The call for papers for 2014 Design Automation Conference, Buffalo, NY is out. This conference is part of ASME IDETC & CIE 2014.