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Welcome to the Automation and Digital Manufacturing (ADM) Lab! The ADM Lab is directed by Dr. Chenhui Shao. To learn more about our research, please visit the research and publications pages.

Recent News

  • Yuquan and Yuhang’s Review on Sustainability in Smart Manufacturing Published in MDPI SustainabilityDecember 14, 2018

    With the rapid development of sensing, communication, computing technologies, and analytics techniques, today’s manufacturing is marching towards a new generation of sustainability, digitalization, and intelligence. Even though the significance of both sustainability and intelligence is well recognized by academia, industry, as well as governments, and substantial efforts are devoted to both areas, the intersection of […]

  • Siyuan’s Algorithm on Multi-object Tracking Ranked Top in the UA-DETRAC Dataset Tracking ChallengeDecember 6, 2018

    A multi-object tracking algorithm developed by Siyuan Chen is ranked top in the tracking task leaderboard of the UA-DETRAC dataset. UA-DETRAC is a challenging real-world multi-object detection and multi-object tracking benchmark. The dataset consists of 10 hours of videos captured with a Cannon EOS 550D camera at 24 different locations at Beijing and Tianjin in China. […]

  • Yuhang’s Work on Big Data Analytics and Surface Finishing Process Presented in ASME MSEC 2018November 15, 2018

    With the rapid development of sensing, communication, and computing technologies and infrastructure, today’s manufacturing industry is marching towards a big data era and a new generation of digitalization and intelligence. The availability of big data provides us with a golden opportunity to promote smart manufacturing. Nevertheless, the deployment and popularization of big data analytics in manufacturing are still at its nascent stage. […]

  • Kai, Zheng, and Hao’s Work on Multi-body Dynamics Modeling Published in VSDNovember 2, 2018

    High-speed electric multiple units (EMUs) have been popularized rapidly all around the world and have become a major transportation method. The working mechanism of rail grinding has not been investigated theoretically. This study develops flexible car body and human body models based on the rigid-flexible coupled method to systematically study the effects of wheel-rail wear […]

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    Welcome Qasim, Hao and Lucy!October 18, 2018

    We are pleased to announce that Qasim Nazir, Hao Wu and Lucy Sun join our ADM Lab in this semester. Mr. Qasim Nazir is a M.S. student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan in 2015. Mr. Hao Wu is a one […]

  • Project on Waste Heat Recovery Funded by DOEAugust 21, 2018

    Our project “Roll-to-Roll Manufactured Hybrid Metal-Polymer Heat Exchangers with Anti-Fouling and Self-Monitoring for Waste Heat Recovery”  is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  We will collaborate with Prof. Sinha, Prof. Miljkovic, Prof. Ferreira and Prof. Salapaka to develop an innovative waste heat recovery method that aims to resolving the long-standing challenges of low-grade heat recovery through four instinctive […]