Kyung K. Choi

(319) 335-5684
2134 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Iowa, 1980.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, 1977.
B.S., Physics, Yonsei University, 1970.
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Reliability-based design optimization (RBDO); robust design optimization; metamodeling; design sensitivity analysis; mathematical theory of optimization and its application to mechanical systems; and mechanical systems analysis.
Present Research Interests: 
Reliability-based design optimization (design for 6-sigma) with target confidence level; surrogate modeling for RBDO; sampling-based RBDO; mechanical systems analysis; design sensitivity analysis and optimal design of nonlinear systems; computational methods in mechanics; mathematical theory of optimization and its application to mechanical systems.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Fellow); American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Associated Fellow); International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (Executive Committee Member and Former President);Society of Automotive
Engineers (SAE); Associate Editor, Journal of Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines; Associate Editor, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications; Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Reliability and Safety (IJRS)