Research in Info. Science for Engineering

Research in Info. Science for Engineering


The 2018 ASME-CIE Graduate Research Poster Session


The ASME-CIE Graduate Research Poster session is an opportunity for graduate students in the preliminary phase of their research programs (within 1 year of starting an MS or within 2 years of starting a PhD) to present their current work to the CIE research community. This session provides the students a chance to obtain external feedback on their preliminary research that may not yet be ready for presentation at the conference in archival form. The poster session is organized by ASME’s Computers and Information in Engineering division (CIE) and will be held during the 2018 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference in Quebec City, Canada, during August 26-29, 2018. The exact date, time, and location of the poster session will be announced in the conference program.


The research should be relevant to the areas that are of interest to CIE, i.e., it should address computers and information in engineering, either through the development of new formal representations, languages, software programs, or applications and evaluations of engineering software, or empirical studies on engineering software. The areas of interest to CIE include:

  • Advanced Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer-Aided Product and Process Development
  • Virtual Environments and Systems
  • Systems Engineering, Information and Knowledge Management
  • Advanced Simulation for Manufacturing
  • Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering
  • Advances in Topology Optimization
  • Fundamental Advances in Finite Element Analysis
  • High Performance Computing, with Emphasis on Advanced Computing Architectures and Cloud Computing
  • Computational Multi-physics Applications
  • Material Characterization Methods and Applications
  • Uncertainty Quantification in Simulation and Model Verification & Validation
  • Interaction and Interfaces
  • VR & AR in Industry
  • Simulation for VR & AR
  • Modeling and Simulation for Additive Manufacturing
  • RGB-D Camera Based Techniques and Applications in Design and Manufacturing
  • Multimodal INTerfaces for Engineering Design (MINTED)
  • Digital Human Modeling for Engineering Application
  • Emotional Engineering
  • Engineering Applications of Brain Science & Human Models
  • Modeling Tools and Metrics for Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Design Informatics
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Knowledge-capture, reuse, and management
  • Model-based Design and Verification of Complex and Large-Scale Systems


The CIE division is offering at least twelve stipends of $750 eachin order to provide financial support to graduate students for attending the 2018 CIE Conference in Quebec City, Canada and presenting their research posters.

At least three stipends are reserved for graduate students within one year of starting an MS program.  At least three stipends are reserved for graduate students within two years of starting a PhD program. Poster submissions reflecting relevant and high quality research will be favored in the awarding process.

To be eligible for a stipend, the student must be attending a university or college as a graduate student at the time of the 2018 CIE Conference and must be a student member of ASME. Awardees of the CIE stipends are required to attend the conference as a condition of the award.


Submission of abstract and application for travel support: April 15, 2018

Notification of acceptance and award decision: May 15, 2018

Submission of updated abstract and draft poster: July 15, 2018

ASME IDETC/CIE Conference: August 26-29, 2018


5.1 What to Submit

Submit the following three components:

  1. Application: Use page 1 of the template and save as a separate pdf.
  2. Abstract: Use pages 2-3 of the template and save as a separate pdf.
  3. Reference letter from advisor: Use appropriate institutional letterhead and save as a separate pdf.

For the application, descriptions of the CIE technical committees are available here.

The abstract could include additional sections or subsections beyond those provided in the template. Please do not change the document's appearance, e.g., margins, font styles or font sizes, for the sake of uniformity in print. The abstract should not exceed 5 pages, including references.

The reference letter from the applicant’s research advisor should express the advisor’s support to the application.This letter must also state (1) the applicant’s eligibility, (2) the total expected cost of the applicant’s travel to the conference, (3) other sources of support available for traveling to the conference, and (4) how the stipend will be spent to bridge the gap between the two.

5.2. How to Submit

Prepare one zip file containing the three components as separate pdf files and email to Dr. Chiradeep Sen ( The zip file must be named as: subject line of the email must be: “CIE 2018 Graduate Poster Application”.


Only the successful applicants will need to prepare a poster, upon receiving the notification of their posters’ acceptance and stipend decision.

6.1. What to Submit

Submit the following two components:

  1. Poster: Use the provided template as a starting point
  2. Updated abstract: This version will be printed and included in the proceedings.
  • The poster should contain, at a minimum, the following sections:
  • Title
  • Student and Advisor Contact Information
  • Abstract of the Work
  • Research Motivation
  • Research Questions and Hypotheses
  • Description of the Work to Date
  • Description of the Path Forward
  • Lessons Learned

The size of the poster should be approximately 71 cm (W) x 91.5 cm (H). Only one page is allowed. Additional sections may include software architecture, information models, experimental descriptions, algorithm flow charts, etc.

6.2. How to Submit

Create one zip file, containing the poster in Power Point format and the updated abstract in pdf format, and email to Dr. Chiradeep Sen ( The zip file should be named: subject line of the email must be: “CIE 2018 Graduate Poster Final Submission”.

6.3. How to Present Poster

The applicant is responsible for bringing the printed poster to the conference, ready to be mounted on easels or backing boards.Poster printing services will not be provided by the organizers.


Poster Template (ppt)

Poster Template (pptx)

Application & Abstract Template (doc)

Application & Abstract Template (docx)


Dr. Chiradeep Sen

150 W. University Blvd.

Melbourne, FL, 32901 

Phone: +1-321-674-8781 

Research in Information Science for Engineering (RiSE)

At RiSE, we perform fundamental and applied academic research in engineering design.  Our ultimate objective is to understand design as a scientific discourse and to create tools and methods that make designing easier, smarter, and faster. Design is an information transforming process.  We describe, visualize, and model design in terms of the information processes involved in the human mind, on external media, and on the computer.  We study design problems, processes, products, and people. We study the cognition and behavior of individuals and teams.  We create formal representations, languages, reasoning algorithms, knowledge bases, and AI systems that perform design with greater sophistication and assist the designer in new ways.  We bring our research to the community through teaching, publications, presentations, outreach programs, and other forms of dissemination.  We consider our students our most valuable asset and product. Our purpose is to advance the human understanding of design and to produce enlightened students who are self-reliant thinkers, learners, and researchers.