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Faculty Profile


Research Projects

  • Neural networks and knowledge based systems in design and manufacturing
  • Distributed and cooperative AI applied to systems integration
  • Monitoring, diagnosis and control of machining processes
  • Intelligent sensors/sensor integration
  • Wavelet transform applications
  • Product realization for recyclability and reusability
  • Design and manufacturing in mass customization
  • Production software development for
    • group technology
    • computer-aided process planning
    • cost optimization and estimation


  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1994
  • MS in Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University, India

Research & Scholarship Interests

Industrial engineering; advanced manufacturing; personalized disease management; sensor based diagnostics and prognostics
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Honors & Awards

  • The 1998 Dell K. Allen Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. This award is conferred by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and ranks in stature with the SME International Honor Awards and the SME Award of Merit.
  • The 1996 Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award for "On-Line Tool Wear Estimation in Turning Through Sensor Data Fusion and Neural Networks.". This award is given by Institute of Industrial Engineers to the outstanding doctoral dissertation research in the areas related to industrial and manufacturing engineering.
  • The 1995 Theoretical Development Award (2nd runner-up) for "Convergence Behavior of an Iterative Process: Application to Neural Networks." at the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE'95), St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
  • The First Prize in the Fourth Annual Graduate Research Exhibition (1989) for "Optical Neural Networks and Their Applications in Manufacturing Systems," at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.
  • The First Prize in the National Student's Design Competition (1982) for "Manufacture of Formaldehyde," conducted by Indian Council for Science Museums, Bangalore, India.

Teaching Interests

  • Neural networks in manufacturing
  • Computer-aided manufacturing
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Manufacturing methods and processes
  • Design and manufacturing in mass customization
  • Expert Systems
  • Capstone design projects in manufacturing

Selected Publications

  • S. Onel, A. Zeid, S. Kamarthi, Agent-based Simulation and Analysis of a Complex Adaptive Supply Network, International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise, 4(3), 2014
  • I. Zeid, J. Chin, C. Duggan, S. Kamarthi, Engineering Based Learning: A Paradigm Shift for High School STEM Teaching, International Journal of Engineering Education, 30(4), 2014, 1-12
  • A. Zeid, S. Kamarthi, V. Sahney, Forward: Research Issues in Patient Centric Healthcare Delivery, International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise, 4(1-2), 2014, 1-2
  • G.M. Uddin, K.S. Ziemer, I. Zeid, S. Kamarthi, Monte Carlo Study of the Molecular Beam Epitaxy Process for Manufacturing Magnesium Oxide Nano Scale Films, IIE Transactions, 47, 2014, 1-16
  • S. Vadde, A. Zeid, S. Kamarthi, Optimal Pricing and Disposal Decisions for Product Recovery Facilities Under a Single Portfolio, International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise, 4(3), 2014, 160-187
  • E. Tuncel, I. Zeid, S. Kamarthi, Solving Large Scale Disassembly Line Balancing Problems with Uncertainty Using Reinforcement Learning, International Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 25(4), 2014, 647-659
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August 3, 2016

Sagar Kamarthi (MIE) has been selected as a panel speaker and Andrew Myers (CEE), Yunsi Fei (ECE), & Edgar Goluch (ChE) have been invited to participate at the National Academy of Engineering's eighth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.

May 2, 2016

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2015-2016 academic school year. Faculty...

August 12, 2014

MIE professor Abe Zeid, associate professor Sagar Kamarthi, & STEM Director of Programs & Partnerships Claire Duggan were awarded a $700K NSF grant to TRANSFORM liberal arts curriculum towards manufacturing.

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