Debasish Dutta

Adjunct Professor

Education

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India 1978
  • M.S., Engineering Management, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN 1983
  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1989

Academic Positions

  • Dean of the Graduate College and Associate Provost, University of Illinois; Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Jan 16, 2009–date
  • Scholar-in-Residence, National Academy of Engineering, Center for the Scholarship of Engineering Education, Dec 2007–date
  • National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education & Human Resources, • Advisor, Office of Assistant Director, Education & Human Resources • Division Director (Acting) for Division of Graduate Education • Program Director for IGERT June 2004-July 2007
  • Grad Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Jan 2002-Aug 2004
  • Associate Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Jan 2002 – Aug 2003
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan 2000-
  • Founding Director, Interdisciplinary Professional Programs (InterPro), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Aug 1999-July 2001
  • Director, Program in Manufacturing (PIM), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Aug 1998–Jul 2001
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan 1995 – 2000
  • Graduate Program Financial Aid Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Aug 1994 – Jul 1996
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan 1989–1995

Research Interests

  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
  • Global Product Development and Lifecycle Management

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Additional publications include numerous refereed conference proceedings, refereed book chapters, reports (not refereed) and presentations. Details provided upon request.
  • Srivatsan, V., B. Powalka, R. Katz, and D. Dutta, "Dynamic Error Characterization for Non-Contact Dimensional Inspection Systems,” accepted for publication to the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.
  • Ameri, F. and D. Dutta, “A Matchmaking Methodology for Supply Chain Deployment in Distributed Manufacturing Environments,” ASME J of Computer and Information Science in Engineering, 8:1, March 2008.
  • Joshi, N. and D. Dutta, "Managing Regulatory Compliance in Early Design Stages using PLM," Computer Aided Design & Applications, Vol 5, April 2008.
  • Singh, P. and D. Dutta, “Offset Slices for Multi-Directional Layered Fabrication,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 130:1, February 2008.
  • Ameri, F. and D. Dutta, "Description Logic for Formal Representation of Manufacturing Resources," Transactions of North American Manufacturing Research Institute, Vol. 35, July 2007.
  • Ameri, F., and D. Dutta, "Digital Manufacturing Market: A Semantic Web-based Framework for Agile Supply Chain Deployment," International Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, March 2007.
  • Srivatsan, V., R. Katz, and D. Dutta, “Fixtureless Sensor Standoff Control for High Precision Dimensional Inspection of Freeform Parts,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 129:1, 172-179, February 2007.
  • Seo, T.-S., Y. Lee, S.-U. Cheon, S. Han, L. Patil, and D. Dutta, “Sharing CAD Models Based on Feature Ontology of Commands History,” International Journal of CAD/CAM, 5:1, 2005.
  • Abramovich, G., J. Weng, and D. Dutta, “Adaptive Part Inspection Through Developmental Vision,” ASME Transactions Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 127:4, 846-856, November 2005.
  • Ameri, F., and D. Dutta, “Product Lifecycle Management: Closing the Knowledge Loops,” Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 2:5, 577-590, 2005.
  • Patil, L., D. Dutta, and R. Sriram, “Ontology Based Exchange of Product Data Semantics,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2:3, 213-225, July 2005.
  • Dutta, D., D. Geister, and G. Tryggvason, "Introducing Hands-on Experiences in Design & Manufacturing Education,” International J of Engineering Education, 22:3, 2004.
  • Yip-Hoi, D., D. Dutta, and Z. Huang, "A Customizable Machining Feature Extraction Methodology for Turned Components," SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 22:2, 82-98, 2003.
  • Qian, X. and D. Dutta, "Direct Face Neighborhood Alteration for Heterogeneous Object Modeling," Computer & Graphics, 27:6, 2003.
  • Qian,X. and D. Dutta, "Physics based Modeling of Heterogeneous Objects," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 125, 416-427, Sep 2003.
  • Joshi, N. and D. Dutta, "Feature Simplification in Surface Models for Efficient Finite Element Mesh Generation," ASME J of Computer and Information Science in Engineering, 3:3, 177-186, Sep 2003.
  • Shin, K. H., H. Natu, D. Dutta and J. Mazumder, "A Method for the Design and Fabrication of Heterogeneous Objects," Journal of Materials & Design, 24:5, 339-353, August 2003.
  • Qian, X. and D. Dutta, "Feature Based Design for Heterogeneous Objects," Computer Aided Design, 35:3, 319-329, 2003.
  • Shin, K. H. and D. Dutta, "Process Planning for Layered Manufacturing of Heterogeneous Objects," ASME Journal Computer and Information Science in Engineering, 330-344, December 2002.
  • Qian, X. and D. Dutta, “Design of a Heterogeneous Turbine Blade," Computer Aided Design, 35:3, 319-329, 2003.
  • Pratt, M., A. Bhatt, D. Dutta, K. Lyons, L. Patil, and R. Sriram, “Progress Towards an International Standard in Data Transfer in Rapid Prototyping and Layered Manufacturing” Computer Aided Design, 34, 1111-1121, 2002.
  • Patil, L., D. Dutta, A. Bhatt, K. Jurrens, K. Lyons, M. Pratt and R. Sriram, “A Proposed STEP-Based Approach for Representing Heterogeneous Objects for Layered Manufacturing” Rapid Prototyping Journal, 8:3, 134-146, 2002.
  • Tryggvason, G., M. Thouless, D. Dutta, S. Ceccio and D. Tilbury, "The New Mechanical Engineering Curriculum at the University of Michigan," ASEE Journal of Engineering Education, 437-444, July 2001.
  • Ramesh, M., D. Yip-Hoi, and D. Dutta, “Feature based Shape Similarity measurements for Retrieval of Mechanical Parts,” ASME Transactions JCISE, 1:3, 245-256, Sept 2001.
  • Shin, K.-H. and D. Dutta, “Constructive Representations for Heterogeneous Objects,” ASME Transactions JCISE, 1:3, 205-217, Sept 2001.
  • Singh, P. and D. Dutta, "Multi-Directional Slicing for Layered Manufacturing," ASME Transactions JCISE, 129-142, June 2001.
  • Dutta, D., F. Prinz, D. Rosen, and L. Weiss, "Layered Manufacturing: Current Status and Future Trends," ASME Transactions JCISE (invited paper), 1:1, 2001.
  • Qian, X. and D. Dutta, "Feature Based Design for Layered Manufacturing," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 337-345. September 2001.
  • Rajagopalan, S., R. Goldman, K. H. Shin, V. Kumar, M. Cutkosky, and D. Dutta "Design, Processing and Freeform Fabrication of Heterogeneous Objects," Journal of Materials & Design, 22, 185-197, 2001.
  • Dutta, D. and M. Shpitalni, "Heterogeneous Solid Modeling for Layered Manufacturing," Annals of the CIRP, 49:1, 109-112, 2000.
  • Mazumder, J., D. Dutta, N. Kikuchi, and A. Ghosh, “Closed loop direct metal deposition: art to part” Optics & Lasers in Engineering, 34, 397-414, 2000.
  • Kulkarni, P. and D. Dutta, "On the Integration of Layered Manufacturing and Material Removal Processes," ASME Trans. J of Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Vol 122, 100-108, February 2000.
  • Kumar, V., P. Kulkarni, and D. Dutta, “Adaptive Slicing of Heterogeneous Solid Models for Layered Manufacturing," Intl Journal for Material Processing and Manufacturing, 2000.
  • Bhashyam, S., K. H. Shin, and D. Dutta, "An Integrated CAD System for the Design of Heterogeneous Objects," Rapid Prototyping Journal, 6:2, 119-135, 2000.
  • Alexander, P. and D. Dutta, "Layered Manufacturing of Surfaces with Open Contours Using Localized Wall Thickening," Computer Aided Design, 32:3, 175-189, March 2000.
  • Yip-Hoi, D. and D. Dutta, "Finding Minimum Cost Tool Grouping Schemes on Machining Systems," ASME Trans. J of Manufacturing Science & Engineering, 122:3,543-548, August 2000.
  • Kulkarni, P., A, Marsan, and D. Dutta, "A Review of Process Planning Techniques in Layered Manufacturing," The Rapid Prototyping Journal, V6, No 1, Feb 2000.
  • Kumar, V., D. Burns, D. Dutta, and C. M. Hoffmann, "A Framework for Object Modeling," Computer Aided Design, 31:9, 541-556, August 1999.
  • Mani, K., P. Kulkarni, and D. Dutta, “Region-Based Adaptive Slicing,” Computer Aided Design, Vol 31, 317-333, 1999.
  • Marsan, A. and D. Dutta, "Computational Techniques for Automatically Tiling and Skinning Branched Objectsm," Computer & Graphics, 23:1, 111-126, 1999.
  • Kulkarni, P. and D. Dutta, "Deposition Strategies and Resulting Part Stiffnesses in Layered Manufacturing," ASME J of Manufacturing Science & Eng, 93-103, Feb 1999.
  • Kumar, V. and D. Dutta, "An Approach to Modeling and Representation of Heterogeneous Objects," ASME J of Mechanical Design, 120:4, 659-667, Dec 1998.
  • Allen, S. W. and D. Dutta, "Wall Thickness Control in Layered Manufacturing for Surfaces with Closed Slices," Computational Geometry: Theory & Applications, Vol 10, 223-238, 1998.
  • Alexander, P., S. W. Allen, and D. Dutta, "Part Orientation and Cost Determination for Layer Manufacturing," Computer Aided Design, 30:5, 343-356, April 1998.
  • Yip-Hoi, D. and D. Dutta, "Computation of Minimum Turnable Volumes for Mill-Turn Parts," Computer Aided Design, 30:1, January 1998.
  • Sarma, R. and D. Dutta, "Tool Path Generation for NC Grinding," International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture," 38:3, 177-195, 1998.
  • Sarma, R. and D. Dutta, "An Integrated System for NC Machining of Multi-Patch surfaces," Computer Aided Design, 29:11, November 1997.
  • Allen, S. W. and D. Dutta, "Results 0n Non-singular Cyclide Transition Surfaces", Computer Aided Geometric Design 15, 127-145, 1997.
  • Allen, S. W. and D. Dutta, " Supercyclides and Blending," Computer Aided Geometric Design, 14, 637-651, 1997.
  • Sarma, R. and D. Dutta, "The Geometry and Generation of NC Tool Paths," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 119:2, 253-258, June 1997.
  • Kumar, v. and D. Dutta, "An Assessment of Data Formats for Layered Manufacturing," Advances in Engineering Software, 28:3, 151-164, April 1997.
  • Allen, S. W. and D. Dutta, "Cyclides in Pure Blending II," Computer Aided Geometric Design, 14:1, 77-102, 1997.
  • Allen, S. W. and D. Dutta, "Cyclides in Pure Blending I," Computer Aided Geometric Design, 14:1, 51-75, 1997.
  • Sarma, R. and D. Dutta, "Efficient NC Machining of Cyclide Surfaces," Computers in Industry, 31, 129-142,1996.
  • Marsan, A. and D. Dutta, "Construction of a Surface Model and Layered Manufacturing Data From 3D Homogenization Output," ASME J of Mechanical Design Vol 118, 412-418, September 1996.
  • Kulkarni, P. and D. Dutta, "An Accurate Slicing Procedure for Layered Manufacturing," Computer Aided Design, 28:9, 683-697. 1996.
  • Levin, J. B. and D. Dutta, "PMPS: A Prototype CAPP System for Parallel Machining", ASME Trans. J of Manufacturing Science & Engineering, 118:3, 406-414, August 1996.
  • Srinivas, Y. L., V. Kumar, and D. Dutta, "Free-form surface composition using cyclide patches," Computer Aided Design, 28:4, 263-276, April 1996.
  • Barrakat, A. and D. Dutta, "Evaluation and Derivation of Process Plans for Turning", Int'l Journal of Applied Manufacturing Technology, 11:2, Feb 1996.
  • Martin, R. R. and D. Dutta, "Tools for Asymmetry Rectification in Shape Design", Journal of Systems Engineering, Vol 6, 98-112, 1996.
  • Yip-Hoi, D. and D. Dutta, "A Genetic Algorithm Application for Sequencing Machining Operations in Process Planning for Parallel Machining", IIE Transactions, Vol 28, 55-68, 1996.
  • Kulkarni, P., D. Dutta, and R. Saigal, "An Investigation of Techniques for Asymmetry Rectification," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design,117:4, 620-626, December 1995.
  • Kumar, V. and D. Dutta, "Quadric Shell Intersections," Computer Aided Design Vol 27, No 8, 573-586, August 1995.
  • Dutta, D., N. Kikuchi, P. Papalambros, "Project MAXWELL: A Technical Overview" Ceramic Transactions, Vol 50, " Special Issue on Design for Manufacturability of Ceramic Components" Ghosh, Hiremath, Halloran (Eds.) April 1995
  • Allen, S. W. and D. Dutta, "Computation and Evaluation of Part Orientations Using Support Structures in Layered Manufacturing," Journal of Design & Manufacturing, Vol 5, 153-162, 1995.
  • Srinivas, Y. L. and D. Dutta "Rational Parametric Representation of Parabolic Cyclide: Formulation and Applications," Computer Aided Geometric Design, Vol 12,551-566, 1995.
  • Yip-Hoi, D. and D. Dutta, "Data Extraction From Geometric Models for Process Planning for Parallel Machining", Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 14:5, 307-318, 1995.
  • Srinivas, Y. L. and D. Dutta "Cyclides in Geometric Modeling: Computational Tools for An Algorithmic Infrastructure", ASME Trans. J of Mechanical Design, 117:3, 363-373, Sept 1995.
  • Dutta, D. and T. C. Woo, "Algorithms for Multiple Disassembly and Parallel Assemblies" ASME Journal of Engineering for Industry, 117, 102-109, February 1995.
  • Gelston, S. and D. Dutta, "Boundary Surface Recovery from Skeleton Curves and Surfaces," Computer Aided Geometric Design, 12, 27-51, Jan 1995.
  • Srinivas Y. L. and D. Dutta, "Blending and Joining with Cyclides" ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 116:4, 1034-1041, Dec 1994.
  • Y. L. Srinivas and D. Dutta, "An Intuitive Procedure for Constructing Geometrically Complex Object Using Cyclides," Computer Aided Design, 26:4, 327-355, April 1994.
  • Wentland, K. and D. Dutta, "A Method for Offset Curve Generation in Sheet Metal Design" Computer Aided Design, Vol. 25, No. 10, October 1993, pp. 662-670.
  • Dutta, D. and C. M. Hoffmann, "On the Skeleton of Simple CSG Objects," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 87-94, March 1993.
  • Dutta, D., R. R. Martin, and M. J. Pratt, "Cyclides in Computer Aided Geometric Design," IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, 53-60. January 1993.
  • Levin, J. and D. Dutta, "Computer-Aided Process Planning for Parallel Machining," Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 11:2, 79-92, April 1992.
  • Dutta, D. and Y. L. Srinivas, "Reconstruction of Curved Solids From Two Polygonal Orthographic Views," Computer Aided Design, 24:3, 149-159, March 1992.
  • Woo, A. C. and D. Dutta, "Automatic Disassembly and Total Ordering in Three Dimensions," ASME Journal of Engineering for Industry, 207-213, May 1991.
  • Chandru, V., D. Dutta, and C. M. Hoffmann, "On The Geometry of Dupin Cyclides," The Visual Computer, 5:5,277-290, 1989.

Professional Societies

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Teaching Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Mechanical Engineering Department 1996

Research Honors

  • David Ross Fellow, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1985-1987
  • William Mong Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Dept, University of Hong Kong Feb 2000
  • Guest Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Aug 2001-04
  • Service Excellence Award, College of Engineering, U Michigan Feb 2001
  • 2002 Computerworld Smithsonian Honors for novel use of IT in education (Nominated by John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems) Apr 2002
  • ASME Design Automation award, for fundamental and sustained contributions to design automation research and global product development Sep 2004
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) May 2005
  • NSF Director’s Award for Collaborative Excellence July 2006
  • William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering, 2009
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)November 2011

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