Kemper E. Lewis

Professor and Chair

Research Area: Design and Optimization

Contact Information

208 Bell Hall

716-645-2682

kelewis@buffalo.edu

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996

Research Interests

Collaborative design and decision making, visual design steering, multiobjective optimization, strategic product design, flexible systems design, hybrid optimization.

Selected Publications

  • Ghosh, D., Olewnik, A., Lewis, K., Kim, J., and Lakshmanan, A., 2017, “Cyber-Empathic Design – A Data Driven Framework for Product Design,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 139, No. 9, doi:10.1115/1.4036780.
  • Cormier, P. and Lewis, K., 2016, “Evaluating Consumer Commonality Leveraging Consumer Specific Design Information,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 474-487, doi:10.1017/S0890060416000123.
  • Stratton, D., Martino, D., Lewis, K., and Hall, J., 2016, “A Design Framework for Optimizing the Mechanical Performance, Cost, and Environmental Impact of a Wind Turbine Tower,” ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 4, doi:10.1115/1.4033500.
  • Odonkor, P., Lewis, K., Wen, J., and Wu, T., 2016, “Adaptive Energy Optimization in Net Zero Building Clusters,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 138, doi:10.1115/1.4033395.
  • Cormier, P. and Lewis, K., 2015, “An Affordance-Based Approach for Generating User-Specific Design Specifications,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 281-295, doi:10.1017/S089006041500027X.
  • Eddy, D., Krishnamurty, S., Grosse, I., Wileden, J., and Lewis, K., 2015, “A Predictive Modeling-Based Material Selection Method for Sustainable Product Design,” Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 26, No. 10-11, pp. 365-390, doi:10.1080/09544828.2015.1070258
  • Honda, T., Ciucci, F., Lewis, K., and Yang, M., 2015, “A Comparison of Information Passing Strategies in System Level Modeling,” AIAA Journal, doi:10.2514/1.J052568.
  • Ghosh, S., Devendorf, E., and Lewis, K., 2014, “Exploring the Effectiveness of Parallel Systems in Distributed Design Processes Subjected to Stochastic Disruptions,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 399-412, doi:10.1017/S0890060414000559.
  • Van Horn, D. and Lewis, K., 2014, “The Use of Analytics in the Design of Socio-Technical Products,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 65-81, doi:10.1017/S0890060414000614.
  • Cormier, P., Olewnik, A., and Lewis, K., 2014, “Toward a Formalization of Affordance Modeling for Engineering Design,” Research in Engineering Design, doi:10.1007/s00163-014-0179-3.
  • Krishnamurty, S., Eddy, D., Grosse, I., Wileden, J., Witherell, P., and Lewis, K., 2014, “An Integrated Approach to Information Modeling for the Sustainable Design of Products,” ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 14, doi:10.1115/1.4027375. 
  • Kalyanasundaram, V. and Lewis, K., 2014, “A Function Based Approach for Product Integration,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 136, No. 4, doi:10.1115/1.4026032.
  • Devendorf, E., and Lewis, K., 2013, “Characterization of the Transient Response of Coupled Optimization in Multidisciplinary Design,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol. 2013, doi:10.1155/2013/910209.
  • Eddy, D.C., Krishnamurty, S., Grosse, I.R., Wileden, J.C., and Lewis, K., 2013, “A Normative Decision Analysis Method for the Sustainability-Based Design of Products,” Journal of Engineering Design, doi:10.1080/09544828.2012.745931.
  • Lewis, K., 2012, “Making Sense of Elegant Complexity in Design,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 134, doi:10.1115/1.4023002.