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Warren Seering

Contact Info

room 3-433

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Masachusetts 02139

Education

  • 1971

    UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA

    B.Sc.
  • 1972

    UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA

    M.Sc.
  • 1978

    STANFORD UNIVERSITY

    Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Design theory and methods
  • Product development processes
  • Dynamic system modeling

Online Data

System Design and Management masters degree program: (http://sdm.mit.edu/)

Honors + Awards

  • 1982   Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers
  • 1983   MIT Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award
  • 1986   Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Special Commendation
  • 1991   Westinghouse Distinguished Lectureship, The University of Michigan
  • 1993   Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2007   MIT Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising

Memberships

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Massachusetts
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Design Society

Professional Service

  • 1982 - 1983, Consultant on Robot Applications, Office of Technology Assessment of the Congress of the United States.
  • 1989 - 1991, The National Academy of Science Subcommittee on Design
  • 2003 - 2007, Design Society Board of Management
  • 2007 - 2013, Director of the Advisory Board of the Design Society
  • 2010 - 2012, Member of the Visiting Committee, U.C. Irvine
  • 2010 - present, Member of the Masters in Engineering Management Program Consortium
  • 2011 - present, Member of the Educational Advisory Panel, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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  • Currently serving on the editorial boards of:
  • The International Journal of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing
  • Research in Engineering Design
  • Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
  • Design Studies

MIT Service

  • 1979 - 1980, Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series
  • 1980 - 1986, Pi Tau Sigma Faculty Advisor
  • 1988 - 1994, Mechanical Engineering Sophomore Registration Officer
  • 1990 - 1991, School of Engineering Dean Nomination Committee
  • 1993, Sloan School of Management Dean Nomination Committee
  • 1993 - 1994, Mechanical Engineering Goals and Structures Committee
  • 2006 - 2010, MIT Council on Family and Work
  • 2007 - 2008, Division Head for Design, Manufacturing, and Product Development
  • 2007 - 2008, Engineering Director, Leaders for Manufacturing Program
  • 2010 - 2011, Member of the Review Committee for the Cambridge, MIT Exchange Program
  • 2010 - 2014, Engineering Systems Division Council
  • 2010 - 2014, Engineering Systems Division Admissions Committee
  • 2010 - present, Engineering Director, The System Design and Management Program
  • 2011 - 2014, Mechanical Engineering Design Admissions Coordinator
  • 2012 - present, Co-Director for Education, Skolkovo-MIT Partnership
  • 2013 - 2014, MIT Committee on Undergraduate Programs

Teaching

  • Product Design and Development (2.739)
  • Product Development Processes (2.009)
  • Measurement and Instrumentation (2.671)
  • Graduate Design Seminar (2.s998)

Publications

  • Eppinger, S. D., and W. P. Seering, “Understanding Bandwidth Limitations in Robot Force Control,” Proceedings of the 1987 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Raleigh, NC, March 1987, pp. 904-909.
  • Ulrich, Karl T., and Warren P. Seering, “Synthesis of Schematic Descriptions in Mechanical Design,” Research in Engineering Design, Vol. 1, no. 1, 1989, pp. 3-18.
  • Singer, Neil C., and Warren P. Seering, “Preshaping Command Inputs to Reduce System Vibration,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 112, No. 1, March 1990, pp. 76-82.
  • Ward, Allen C., and Warren P. Seering, “Quantitative Inference in a Mechanical Design Compiler,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 115, No. 1, March 1993, pp. 29-35.
  • Singhose, William, Warren Seering, and Neil Singer, “Residual Vibration Reduction Using Vector Diagrams to Generate Shaped Inputs,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Volume 116, No. 2, June 1994, pp. 654 - 659.
  • Olechowski, Alison, Josef Oehmen, Warren Seering, and Mohammed Ben Daya, “Characteristics of Successful Risk Management in Product Design,” Proceedings of DESIGN 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 21 – 24, 2012.
  • Pessoa, M. V. P., and W. Seering, “Trapped on the Waste Net: A Method for Identifying and Prioritizing the Causes of a Corporation’s Low Product Development Performance,” DESIGN 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 19-22, 2014.
  • Ghosh, Sourobh, and Warren Seering, “Set-Based Thinking in the Engineering Design Community and Beyond”, Proceedings of the 2014 ASME Design Theory and Methodology conference, Buffalo, New York, August 17-20, 2014.
  • Song, Chaoyang, Jianxi Luo, Katja Holtta-Otto, Warren Seering, and Kevin Otto, “Risk and Innovation Balance in Crowdfunding New Ventures,” The International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan, Italy, August 2015.
  • Shaffer, Ryan, Alison Olechowski, Warren Seering, and Mohammad Ben-Daya, “Characteristics and Enablers of Transparency in Product Development Risk Management,” The International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan, Italy, August 2015.

Patents

  • Shaping Command Inputs to Minimize Unwanted Dynamics (patent #4,916,635)
  • Process and Apparatus For Designing a System Made of Components (patent #5,103,421)
  • Method and Apparatus for Creating Time-Optimal Commands for Linear Systems, (patent #6,505,085)
  • Method and Apparatus for Creating Time-Optimal Commands for Linear Systems, (patent #6,694,196)