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Prof. Anurag Purwar served as General Conference Co-Chair for IDETC 2016

Prof. Anurag Purwar from our department recently served as the General Conference Co-Chair for the 2016 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC/CIE) held in Charlotte, NC and attended by more than 1400 people. This flagship meeting for the ASME Design Engineering Division and the Computers and Information in Engineering Division consisted of the 11 conferences on topics ranging from Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Design Automation, Design Education, Mechanisms and Robotics, Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, Control, Vibrations, Biomedical Devices, Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, and Micro- and Nanosystems. 

Drawing largely from the 970 draft papers submitted, the conference featured 772 archival paper presentations and 74 technical presentations across a wide range of session topics, complemented by plenary and keynote lectures, lively panel discussions, industry sessions, and informational tutorials and workshops addressing a rich spectrum of cutting-edge topics related to design, analysis, computation, and academic/professional success.

Prior to serving as the chair of the ASME IDETC/CIE, he served as the conference chair of the 2015 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference and as the Program Chair of the 2014 Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (MR). He is an elected member of the prestigious ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee.