2017 Kececioglu Lecture to Feature Kyung Choi

Kyung K. Choi, a professor in the mechanical and industrial engineering department at the University of Iowa, will present the 2017 Dimitri Kececioglu Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in AME S212. A reception will follow in the AME courtyard.

His lecture, "Developments of Reliability-Based Design Optimization and Confidence-Based Uncertainty Quantification and Reliability Assessment" (PDF), will highlight the collaboration between UI and the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center into basic research for reliability-analysis and reliability-based design optimization, or RBDO, methods. 

Choi is the Roy J. Carver Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Iowa, where he is a founding member of the Center for Computer-Aided Design. His research interests include uncertainty quantification, reliability analysis, reliability-based design optimization, design sensitivity analysis, and mathematical theory of optimization and its applications.

Kyung K. Choi has co-authored more than 350 papers, including 150-plus journal papers in leading national and international engineering journals and several graduate engineering texts. He serves as associate editor of five national and international journals, and he is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Society of Automotive Engineering.

Choi served as president-elect of the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization from 2007 to 2011. From 2008 to 2013, he was appointed a World-Class University Professor at the Seoul National University in Korea.

About the Kececioglu Memorial Lecture Series
Dimitri KececiogluThe Dimitri Kececioglu Memorial Lecture Series at the University of Arizona Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering was established to recognize the lifetime achievement of the late professor Dimitri Kececioglu in the field of reliability.

A Fulbright scholar and pioneer in reliability engineering, Kececioglu taught in AME for more than 40 years. Over the course of his storied career, he published more than 150 papers and authored eight books. He was a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society for Quality and an award-winning educator.

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