Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Northwestern University, Evanston
Office: AG10, Technological Institute
Email: ''faez00'' at ''umd'' dot ''edu''
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I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Northwestern University and will join MIT MechE as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. I work on Artificial Intelligence + Design methods. Currently, I am a member of the IDEAL Lab, advised by Dr. Wei Chen. I completed my Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, where I worked with Dr. Mark Fuge in the IDEAL Lab.

I was a Future Faculty Fellow at the University of Maryland. I have ongoing collaborations with non-profits such as ACM NY and Data Science DC, to spread computing awareness in the local community. I am part of the ACM Distinguished Speakers Committee. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, I worked as a Reliability Engineer in Australia. I earned my undergraduate and master's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, where I worked with Dr. Kalyanmoy Deb. Through him, my Erdös number is 3.

I believe in reproducible and open-source science whenever possible, and do my part by making most of my research code available on my Github page. You can also check out my information on Google Scholar for various citation information.

Latest News

Joined Northwestern University
I have joined Dr. Wei Chen's group as a Postdoctoral fellow.

Thesis Defended
Gave my thesis defense on "Diversity and Novelty: Measurement, Learning and Optimization".

Paper accepted in ACM Creativity & Cognition
Our paper on team interactions entitled Structuring Online Dyads: Explanations Improve Creativity, Chats lead to Convergence is accepted in ACM Creativity & Cognition to be held in San Diego, California.

Job offered by MIT MechE
I will be joining MIT MechE as an Assistant Professor in 2020.

Paper accepted in ASME IDETC conference
Our latest article on design metrics entitled Measuring, Learning and Optimizing Design Variety using Herfindahl Index is accepted in ASME IDETC to be held in Anaheim, California.

Paper published in JMD
Our article entitled "Interpreting Idea Maps: Pairwise comparisons reveal what makes ideas novel" is published in Journal of Mechanical Design. Check out the journal for more information.