Large-Scale Multi-Disciplinary Mass Optimization in the Auto Industry.” Keynote speaker at the conference “Design, Search, and Optimization Techniques,” Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, November 9, 2010. An earlier version of this presentation was given as a plenary talk at MOPTA 2008 conference, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, August 18, 2008.
“Optimization in the Automotive Industry,” invited keynote talk at the Optimization in Industry conference, July 16, 2001, Great Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia. An earlier version of this presentation was given as plenary talk at the 1st Annual McMaster Optimization Conference: Theory and Applications, August 2-4, 2001, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
“Kriging: The Cadillac of Nonlinear Response Surface Methodologies.” Given as plenary talk for the IFIP TC7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimization, July 1997. Also presented at the Presentation Day Series of LMS North America, June 23, 1998.
Honors and Awards
Twice awarded GM’s internal “Boss Kettering Award” for outstanding inventions providing identifiable and substantial benefit to the company: in 2006 for work on engine calibration and in 2015 for work on vehicle mass reduction.
2005 GM Robert S. Poremba Memorial Recognition Award, given to an engineering group manager who “reminds us, through daily conduct, of the value of the ethics, principles, and traits exemplified by our late friend and colleague.”
Honorable mention for the best paper in optimization published in 1993-96, given at the Fifth SIAM Conference on Optimization, May 1996, for the paper “Lipschitzian Optimization without the Lipschitz Constant.”
U.S. Patent 7,862,085 B2. “Three-Dimensional Vehicle Frame.” January 4, 2011.
U.S. Patent 7,725,283 B2. “Methods and Apparatus for a Virtual Test Cell.” May 25, 2010.
Member of Editorial Board, Journal Of Global Optimization