"Determining the Requirements on Product and Process Models that Support Building Commissioning"
Funded by the National Institute for Standards and Technology on October 1, 2002. The first year of thie three year project is supported at $219,892.
Ethical Decision Making. Enhancing technological education: decision making and ethics across the curriculum in a technological society. Funded Mr. Steinbrener, alumnus of Carnegie Institute of Technology. I am serving as an investigator in the research project directing one of the course modules to implement ethics instruction. Grant amount $200,000. Duration: three years.
Architectural programming module of the SEED (Software Engineering in the Early Stages of Building Engineering) project (1993-1999) Director of the SEED-Pro project housed initially at the EDRC (Engineering Design Research Center) and subsequently in ICES (Institute for Complex Engineered Systems). Co-researchers are Ulrich Flemming, Robert Woodbury, Steve Fenves and James Garrett (faculty), Ran Sen, Magd Donia, Michael Cumming, Hoda Moustapha and Ye Zhang (Ph.D. students). Funding is provided by CERL. Total grant allocated to project $240,000 which is equivalent to about $50,000 per year. Principal sponsor: CERL.
EDAT - The electronic design assistance tool
Courseware grant for advancing design learning through innovations in computer assisted instruction. A multi-year, multi-disciplinary research program for strategic development of "electronic teaching assistants" to assist in design instruction. Intellectual support and seed funding is being provided by the Provost and Associate Provost for Education. The goal is to pursue the development of a prototype system for use in 48-405 (see courses taught). Total grant amount: $9,000.
Rationality and Problem Structuring in Design
Co-Principal Investigator: Professor John Hooker) multi-year funding by the National Science Foundation. First year: $69,770; second year: $71,973; third year: $74,194; total of $215,937. Purpose: Develop a model for spatial layout generation that utilizes both optimization and heuristic strategies. Interim results: A computer program: HeGeL-II; and several papers for refereed journals and conferences.
1992 - 2000
Fellow of the Studio for Creative Inquiry
Completed one project that was published. A second project has been launched and has resulted in a published paper and a major NSF grant request. Support: conference attendance fees by the University of Delft.
Carnegie Mellon University-ASG Facilities Management System Development (Project Manager and Co-Principal Investigator) Purpose: Development of computational facilities management prototypes demonstrating the principles of seamless processes and shared data in the design delivery process. Results: Ongoing work on prototype development; several working papers distributed to sponsors, Carnegie Mellon University officials and members of CBCC.
Design Management and the Collective Design Process (Co-Principal Investigator, Professor Nur Esin)
Funding through the Scholar Exchange program of the National Science Foundation for Carnegie Mellon University and the Istanbul Technical University ($19,900). Purpose: Modeling the collective design process and the "negotiation" of design in the architects' office. Results: International workshop on design management in Istanbul, June 1990. Several publications and reports.
Seed funding from Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA ($5,000). Purpose: To conduct literature search, background research and to develop Strategies for automated building design and construction research. Results: Several papers, research proposals to NSF, NEA, HUD and CSC-PRC and conference presentations.
Structuring Architectural Design Problems
Funded by National Science Foundation, grant no. CEE-84-11632. ($130,737). Purpose: Model designers' problem solving and problem structuring behaviors as measured during visual problem solving tasks in the laboratory setting. Develop an information processing model of these processes and simulate design behavior on the computer. Evaluate the function of theses two models in solving simple architectural layout problems. Results: A computer simulation program for design decision-making called HeGeL, several refereed publications, conference presentations and a manuscript for a monograph, in the process of development.
Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator Raj Reddy)
Funded by the National Science Foundation, grant no. MCSS 82-05539. ($153,809 ). Purpose: Develop techniques for knowledge acquisition using protocol analysis to understand and improve user-machine interaction. Results: Several papers published in refereed journals and presented at national conferences and workshops.
Funded by National Science Foundation, grant no. MCS-78-25824. ($31,596). Purpose: Conduct background research and develop proposal for grant under the above item. Results: Background research for publications, proposal and subsequent funding.