David Brown is Professor of Computer Science and has a collaborative appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has B.Sc., M.Sc., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, and is a member of the ACM, AAAI, and IFIP WG 5.1. He was a consultant on the manufacturing applications of AI at Digital Equipment Corporation. He was the Editor in Chief of the Cambridge UP journal AIEDAM: AI in Engineering, Design, Analysis and Manufacturing from 2001-2011, and has served on the Editorial Boards of several Journals, including: Concurrent Engineering: Research and Application; Research in Engineering Design; and the International Journal of Design Computing. He is a Vice Chair of the Design Computing and Cognition conferences, was Local Chair for AID'00, and has been a member of the Advisory Committees for the AI in Engineering and IFIP WG 5.2 Conferences, as well as for various international workshops on Creativity, Configuration, Design Rationale, etc. He has received best paper awards at the ACM Intelligent User Interfaces conference and the ASME Computers in Engineering conference. Dr. Brown's research interests include computational models of engineering design, and the applications of Artificial Intelligence to Engineering and Manufacturing. In 2012, with C.L. Dym, he co-authored "Engineering Design: Representation and Reasoning", published by the Cambridge University Press. He is the author, with B. Chandrasekaran, of the book Design Problem Solving: Knowledge Structures and Control Strategies, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., and a co-editor of Intelligent Computer Aided Design, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. (North-Holland). He is the founder of the AI in Design Webliography.
Email: dcb at cs.wpi.edu