Faculty Profile for Dr. Farhad Ameri

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Dr. Farhad Ameri
Professor — Department of Engineering Technology
RFM 2240A
phone: (512) 245-2137

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Farhad Ameri received his doctoral degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2006 and worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Clemson University from 2007 to 2008 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He holds B.S and M.S degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is currently a Professor in the Engineering Technology Department and he leads the Engineering Informatics (INFONEER) Research Group. Dr. Ameri has served as the coordinator of Engineering Technology program since 2018 and he is also the Graduate Advisor for the Engineering Management program. His research interests include Knowledge-based Engineering (KBE) in design and manufacturing applications, Ontology Engineering, and Design Theory and Methodology. He is one of the founding members of the Industrial Ontology Foundry (IOF) and a member of ASME and IFIP WG 5.7 Advances in Production Management systems (APMS). Dr. Ameri’s research has been funded by federal agencies such as NSF, NIST, Digital Manufacturing Institute (MxD), AFRL, and multiple industrial sponsors.

Teaching Interests

Automation and Robotics, Manufacturing Systems, Engineering Design, Senior Design, Design of Experiments, CNC Technology

Research Interests

Design Theory and Methodology, Engineering Informatics, Ontology Engineering, Machine Learning, Knowledge-based Engineering (KBE), Distributed Design and Manufacturing, Design and Manufacturing Automation, IIoT in Manufacturing

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ameri, F., Sormaz, D., Psarommati, F., & Kiristis, D. (2021). Industrial ontologies for interoperability in agile and resilient manufacturing. International Journal of Production Research, 1–22. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2021.1987553
  • Ji, B., Ameri, F., & Cho, H. (2021). A non-conformance rate prediction method supported by machine learning and ontology in reducing underproduction cost and overproduction cost. International Journal of Production Research, 59(16), 5011–5031. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2021.1933237,
  • Ameri, F., Karray, H., & Hodkiewicz, M. (2019). ROMAIN: Towards a BFO compliant Reference Ontology for Industrial Maintenance. Applied Ontology, 14(2), 155–177. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.3233/ao-190208
  • Dabbaghianamiri, M., Ameri, F., & Jimenez, J. (2015). Agent-based Simulation and Modeling for Service Allocation in the Digital Manufacturing Market. International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems (IJATS), 7(2).
  • Dabbaghianamiri, M., Ameri, F., & Jimenez, J. (2014). An Agent-based Model for Supplier Selection in Digital Manufacturing Market.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Peper Award, ASME CIE Conference. August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science and Engineering. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Research Award for Developmental Leave. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor Award, Alpha Chai National Honor Society. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduating Student Recognition. 2009 - 2015

Selected Grants

  • Ameri, Farhad. Ontology Modeling and Data Integration for Agri-Food Supply Chain Traceability - Phase III, National Instituite of Standards and Technology, Federal, $86436. (Funded: October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022). Grant.
  • Ameri, Farhad, Khaleghian, Seyedmeysam (Co-Principal), Tate, Jitendra S (Supporting), Trueba, Luis (Supporting), You, Byoung Hee (Supporting), Song, In-Hyouk (Supporting), Jimenez, Jesus (Supporting), Chen, Heping (Supporting), Emami, Anahita (Supporting). REU Site: Multidisciplinary Research Experience in Advance Manufacturing for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal, $396737. (Funded: May 1, 2021 - August 1, 2024). Grant.
  • Ameri, Farhad. A Hybrid Approach for Developing, Extending, and Implementing Industrial Maintenance Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Ontologies to Support Smart Maintenance Diagnostics, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology ), Federal, $50235. (Funded: 2020 - 2021). Grant.
  • Ameri, Farhad. Ontological Approach to Manufacturing Capability Modeling and Quantification” Project Title: Capability Modeling for Digital Factories (CaMDiF), Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Instituite (DMDII), Federal, $147208. (Funded: January 2017 - July 2018). Grant.
  • Ameri, Farhad. A methodology for collaborative ontology development for service-oriented manufacturing enterprises, NIST, National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory Grants Program,, $235913. (Funded: October 2014 - November 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Engineering Technology Program
August 2018-Present
Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) Conference
September 2018-September 2019
Editorial Review Board Member
Semantic Web Journal. Special Issue on Semantic Web for Industrial Engineering: Research and Applications
Editorial Review Board Member
Semantic Web Journal. Special Issue on Semantic Web for Global Food System
ABET Coordinator