(September 13, 2016) Assistant Professor Dr. Ran Jin received a three-year grant from the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project is entitled "Data-driven Modeling and Optimization for Energy-Smart Manufacturing," and Dr. Jin will serve as the PI. He will work with Dr. Sam Davanloo from Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University, and Drs. Xinwei Deng and Yili Hong from the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech. The research team will investigate the synergistic modeling and decision making methodology for energy efficiency optimization, manufacturing equipment prognosis, and product performance improvements in smart manufacturing.