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Azarm, Shapour

Azarm, Shapour
Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland

Ph.D. 1984, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Deterministic and stochastic (robust) design (single- and multi-objective; classical and evolutionary; single and multi-disciplinary) optimization; Multi-attribute design decision making under uncertainty; Multi-disciplinary multi-objective sensitivity analysis; Reduced-order modeling (approximation): Design of experiments and metamodeling; Integration of engineering design and marketing in retail dominated markets for single product, product line and product bundling design.


Dr. Azarm is a leading educator, researcher and practitioner of design optimization. He has made significant contributions to multicriteria, multidisciplinary decision making for design of complex mechanical systems. His work includes the use and development of mathematical programming and genetic algorithms, formulation of metrics for quality assessment of multiobjective solution sets, and integration of engineering design optimization methods with customer preferences in the design of single products and product lines. He has worked with numerous manufacturers helping them successfully implement design optimization in their product development processes, thereby improving the quality and cost structure of new products. Dr. Azarm currently serves as an Associate Editor of the international journal of Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, was an Associate Editor of the ASME Transactions Journal of Mechanical Design. He served as the Conference and Paper Review Chair of the ASME Design Automation Conference, and the Chair of the ASME Design Automation Committee. He is currently serving as a member of the ASME Design Engineering Division's Executive Committee. Dr. Azarm is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland.

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Data analysis for security

Data collection, Surveillance and sensing, Hardware and software advances for improved data collection

Domestic Protection, Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response

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Economic Security

Environmental Security

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Natural Language Processing

Understanding strategically important State and Non-state actors

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