Souma ChowdhuryAssistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Souma Chowdhury is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University at Buffalo, where he leads the Adaptive Design Algorithms, Models and Systems (ADAMS) Lab. Dr. Chowdhury graduated with his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. Prior to joining U Buffalo, he worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher and research faculty at Syracuse University and Mississippi State University. His research interests lie at the intersections of multi-fidelity optimization, evolutionary computing and machine learning, with applications to design and control of autonomous systems, swarm robotics, design of metamaterial systems and resilience of infrastructural networks. He has co-authored 44 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 100 full-length conference proceedings articles, and 2 book chapters in related topics. His research work has been supported by funding from NSF, DARPA, ONR, AFOSR and NASA, including the NSF CAREER Award. He is a member of the ASME, AIAA, and IEEE societies, and a member of the AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee, where he chairs the Education Sub-Committee. He is also the co-founder and coordinator of the symposiums on AI for Design and Systems Science and Design of Autonomous Systems, at the ASME IDETC Conferences. He has received the 2019 SEAS Early Career Researcher of the Year award at U Buffalo, and the Best Paper award at the 2021 IEEE MRS conference for his paper on AI-based swarm tactics.