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Florida Institute of Technology
Dr. Sen is an Assistant Professor of Design at Florida Institute of Technology. He teaches a series of courses in the area of design and manufacturing, including courses in advanced design theory and methods, design for manufacturing, creativity and innovation, artificial intelligence in engineering, and computer-aided design automation. His current research explores the mental models and cognitive processes of innovative design and creativity. Dr. Sen received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Design from Clemson University’s CEDAR Lab, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University in India. He received the 2011 ASME Best Dissertation Award for his doctoral dissertation on the formal representation and reasoning on mechanical functions, a mental model used in innovative design for modeling complex systems in the absence of the knowledge about their components and structure. Dr. Sen has a total of 14 years of experience in new product development in a variety of industries around the globe, including six years as a consultant, where he helped companies develop computer-supported processes for their innovative and routine designs. The companies and business verticals he served range from consumer product design and manufacturing, tools and dies, large industrial energy equipment, automotive, and medical equipment. At Florida Tech, Dr. Sen directs the Research in Information Science for Engineering (RiSE) research group.