David Shahan

Main research topic:

Set-Based Collaborative Design

Current research work:

  • Modeling and designing collaborative design processes in terms of problem definition, local search strategies, and global coordination strategies

  • Investigating the benefits of set-based versus point-based collaborative design processes

  • Using Bayesian networks for local design exploration, capturing local design knowledge, and coordinating preferences between collaborating designers


Shahan, D., Seepersad, C.C., 2009, "Bayesian Networks for Set-Based Collaborative Design", ASME IDETC/CIE, San Diego, CA, Paper Number: DETC2009-87541.

Madhavan, K., Shahan, D., Seepersad, C.C., Hlavinka, D., Benson, W., 2008, "An Industrial Trial of a Set-Based Approach to Collaborative Design", ASME IDETC/CIE, Brooklyn, NY, Paper Number: DETC2008-49953.

Shahan, D., Madhavan, K., Seepersad, C.C., 2007, "The Implications of Alternative Multiscale Design Methods for Design Process Management", International Conference on Engineering Design, Paris, France, August 28-31.

Seepersad, C.C., Shahan, D., Madhavan, K., 2007, "Multiscale Design for Solid Freeform Fabrication", Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Ausint, TX, The University of Texas at Austin.

Graduate courses taken at UT:

  • Engineering Analysis: Analytical Methods

  • Design of Complex Engineering Systems

  • Engineering Design Theory and Mathematical Techniques

  • Introduction to Computer Graphics

  • Computer-Aided Geometric Design

  • Design Optimization & Automation

  • Data Structures and Algorithms

Graduate courses taken at RPI at Hartford:

  • Numerical Computing

  • Math of Engineering and Science

  • Vibrations

  • Nonlinear Vibrations

  • Celestial Mechanics

  • Continuum Mechanics

  • Analytical Dynamics

  • Introduction to Applied Statistics

  • Introduction to Finite Elements

  • Multibody Dynamics


MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford
BS, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

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