October 7-9, 2021

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Welcome to NCMDAO 2021

The conference jointly organized by Engineering Design department of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Mechanical Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc) and Design division of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) aims to bring together researchers and industry professionals working in the areas of multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization. Established techniques and emerging technologies are equally emphasized to take advantage of the past accomplishments and step up the future of, optimization-based design and model-based systems. The focus is on design and analysis as applicable to optimization of systems. Optimization in aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, biomedical and other application domains are within the scope of this conference.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Structural Optimization: Size, Shape, and Topology
  • Optimization for Design of Materials and Metamaterials
  • Multiscale and Multiphysics Problems
  • Metamodeling or Surrogate Modeling
  • Systems Design and Optimization
  • Machine Learning and Data Science in Optimization
  • Mixed Integer and Linear Programming
  • Evolutionary, Bayesian, and Heuristic Optimization Techniques
  • Uncertainty Quantification, Reliability, and Robustness in Design
  • Optimization and Additive Manufacturing
  • Industry Applications and Case Studies in MDAO
  • Emerging Trends in Optimization


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Important Dates

Submission of extended abstract May 25, 2021
Notification of acceptance June 22, 2021
Submission of full paper September 15, 2021
Last date for registration September 15, 2021
Master Class October 7, 2021
Conference dates October 8-9, 2021


Fee Details* (INR)

Industry Participants 5,000
Faculty/Start-up/Govt. Lab employees 3,500
Students and post-docs 1000
Masterclass alone 500
*SAE and AeSI members can avail 20% discount on the fee
by providing their membership number during registration.


Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Wei Chen
McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Title: Interdisciplinary Data-driven Design of Engineered Materials Systems

Invited Speakers

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Dr. N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan
Tarxya Limited
Title: Industrial applications of AI/ML/Optimization

Master Class

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Prof. Felipe A.C. Viana
Univ. Central Florida, USA
Title: Graphs and physics-informed neural networks (PINN) for hybrid modeling and uncertainty quantification

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Prof. Bruno Sudret
ETH Z├╝rich
Title: Polynomial Chaos Expansions (PCE) and UQLab

Paper Submission

Abstract submission by May 25, 2021

Click here to download the template for the abstract: Word   LaTeX

Please send the abstract and paper in PDF format through: EasyChair



Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IITM

Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Chairman, Design Division, AeSI

Advisory Committee

Prof. G. K. Ananthasuresh, IISc

Prof. Chakravarthi Balaji, IITM

Prof. Gengdong Cheng, Dalian University of Technology, China

Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb, Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Pankaj Priyadarshi, VSSC-ISRO

Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, IITM

Dr. Ravi Salagame, Aptiv, India

Prof. Shankar Krishnapillai, IITM

Prof. Sudhakar (Retd), IITB

Mr. Vinay Ramanath, Siemens, India

Core Committee

Prof. Abdus Samad, IITM (Sponsors)

Prof. R. K. Amit, IITM (Papers)

Prof. Palaniappan Ramu, IITM (General)

Prof. P. Pradeep Pratapa, IITM (Papers)

Prof. Ramanathan, IITM (Website)

Prof. Ratnakumar A, IITM (Sponsors)

Prof. Saravana Kumar G, IITM (General)

Prof. Sayan Gupta, IITM (Speakers)

Prof. Sourav Rakshit, IITM (Finance)


For additional information and queries, email us at ncmdao.2021@gmail.com