Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Seminar


Cognitive, Collaborative, Conceptual, Conversational and Creative: Five Characteristics of Next Generation CAD Systems


Prof. Ashok Goel


Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Interactive Computing


Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:00:00 PM


MRDC Building, Room 4211


Dr. Julie Linsey


We envision that the next generation of intelligent CAD systems will be characterized by five features: they will be based on cognitive accounts of design, interaction with them will be conversational, and they will support collaborative design, conceptual design, and creative design. In this talk I will describe our work on computational design along these five dimensions.


Ashok Goel is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, with adjunct appointments in Georgia Tech's School of Computational Science and Engineering and School of Mechanical Engineering. He is Director of the School's Design & Intelligence Laboratory and the Ph.D. Program in Human-Centered Computing. He is a Co-Director of the Institute’s Center for Biologically Inspired Design and a Fellow of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems. He is also the President of the Board of Directors of The Biomimicry Institute. Ashok conducts research into artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, computational creativity, and design computing and cognition. He is the Editor-in-Chief of AAAI’s AI Magazine and an Associate Editor of Design Research Society's Design Science Journal. He is also the primary architect of Jill Watson, the virtual teaching assistant for Georgia Tech's online MS in CS program.