Dr. Conrad S. Tucker

Dr. Conrad Tucker holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor in Engineering Design and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He is also affiliate faculty in Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Tucker is the director of the Design Analysis Technology Advancement (D.A.T.A) Laboratory. His research focuses on the design and optimization of systems through the acquisition, integration and mining of large scale, disparate data.

Dr. Tucker has served as PI/Co-PI on several federally funded grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). He is currently serving as PI and Site Director of the NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center at Penn State. Dr. Tucker is the recipient of the American Society of the Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) award and conducted research at the Air Force Institute of Technology at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base during Summer 2014 and Summer 2015. He received his Ph.D., M.S. (Industrial Engineering), and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Dr. Tucker is part of the inaugural class of the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Current Ph.D. Students

Photo Name Research Interests Degree Sought Department
Christian Lopez Bencosme Co-robot-Human Interactions/ Gamification in Engineering Design Ph.D. Industrial Engineering
James Cunningham Machine Learning/Image Processing Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering
Matthew Dering
Deep Learning/Computer Vision
Ph.D.
Computer Science and Engineering
Sunghoon Lim Text Mining/Product Design Ph.D. Industrial Engineering
Sakthi Prakash Machine Vision/Machine Learning Ph.D. Industrial Engineering

Current Masters Students

Photo Name Research Interests Degree Sought Department
Navid Mamood Machine Learning M.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Kevin Lesniak Virtual Design/Machine Learning M.S. Industrial Engineering

Current Undergraduate Students

Photo Name Research Interests Degree Sought Department
Albert Wilson Machine Learning B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Alexandar Devic Machine Learning B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Andy Lam Computer Vision B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Austin Hedden Virtual Reality B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Brianna Drummond 3D Product Design B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Deven Patel Text Mining/Product Design B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Gerard Pugliese Machine Learning/Image Processing B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Haoyuan Meng Machine Vision/Machine Learning B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
James Frazier Machine Vision/Machine Learning B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Navid Mamood Computer Vision B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Pranav Jain Machine Learning B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Raj Desai Networking B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Rohan Patel Machine Learning B.S. Computer Science and Engineering
Sen Lu Computer Vision/Robot Navigation/ML B.S. Computer Science and Engineering

Alumni

Name Research Interests Degree Sought Department
Shruthi Bezawada Machine Learning/Affective Design M.S. in Industrial Engineering N/A
Ajay Bharathi Virtual Reality/Gamification M.S. in Industrial Engineering Dell
Brandon Daveler 3D Modeling, Exoskeleton Design B.S. (Schreyers Honors College) in Engineering Science Graduate Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
Bryan Dickens MOOCs, Text Mining, Virtual Reality B.S. (Schreyers Honors College) in Computer Science and Engineering Microsoft
DeRauk Gibble
 Computer Vision/Kinect
B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering
Microsoft
Yixiang Han Data Mining, Systems Emergence M.S. in Industrial Engineering Discover Financial Inc.
Suja John Product Life Cycle Optimization, Data Mining M.S. in Industrial Engineering Data Scientist
Licheng Jiang Virtual Reality
B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering
N/A
Sungwoo Kang Product Design/Text Mining Ph.D. Industrial Engineering N/A
Gautam Manohar Machine Learning, Computer Vision M.Eng. in Industrial Engineering PWC
Chinmay Sane Product Life Cycle Optimization, Data Mining M.S. in Industrial Engineering Sandisk Inc.
Abhinav Singh Product Design M.S. Industrial Engineering N/A
Haojun Sui Machine Learning/Product Design B.S. Honors Computer Science and Engineering
Suppawong Tuarob Document Information Extraction, Text Mining Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering;  M.S. in Industrial Engineering
Mahidol University
Nitish Vasudevan 3D Modeling, Product Lifecycle Optimization, Data Mining M.S. in Industrial Engineering Bloom Energy
Victoria Zhao Virtual Design B.S. Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student at Purdue University