Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering

SPECIAL ISSUE: Machine Intelligence for Engineering Under Uncertainties

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Machine intelligence (MI) integrates computation, data, models, and algorithms to solve problems that are too complex for humans. During the last three decades, MI has been a highly researched topic and widely used for solving complex real-world engineering problems. The main theme of this Special Issue is dedicated to the development of MI methods that sheds a new light for solving problems deemed difficult in engineering sciences under uncertainties.

Many real-world engineering design problems can be formulated as optimization. Yet the curse of dimensionality with a large number of design variables, both discrete and continuous, makes the solution searching process difficult. Furthermore, interpretation of the large amount of simulation and experimental data needs advanced computation, data mining, Big Data analytics, and deep learning methodologies. The stochastic nature of real-world engineering systems makes these analyses even more challenging. Due to their complexity, real-world problems are difficult to solve using derivative-based local optimization algorithms. In the recent past, MI and its branches have been used to solve complex real-world engineering problems that cannot be solved using conventional methods.

This Special Issue strives to gather the latest developments of MI applications in real-world engineering systems, particularly the ones under uncertainty. On this basis, this Special Issue includes key applications of MI on different engineering disciplines such as engineering design, monitoring and maintenance, structural systems, applied
mechanics, etc. Theories, methodologies, tools, computational aspects for MI topics include (but are not limited to):

Topic Areas
• Mathematical foundation of machine learning under uncertainties
• Probabilistic methods and statistical tools for scientific machine learning
• Neural networks and deep learning with probabilistic reasoning
• Genetic programming and evolved systems with uncertainties
• Evolutionary and Swarm Intelligence with uncertainties for multi-objective problems
• Stochastic and robust optimization using intelligent search methods
• Randomized algorithms (stochastic gradient, compressed sensing, etc.)
• Stochastic surrogate/metamodels with model-form and parameter uncertainties
• Machine learning based on emerging computing hardware
• Data-driven statistical inverse problems
• Data mining, pattern recognition, and data clustering
• Fuzzy control, optimization, and decision making under uncertainties
• Applications of MI in product engineering such as engineering mechanics, system dynamics, reliability
• Applications of MI in process engineering such as scheduling, system monitoring, maintenance, optimal control





Special Issue: Machine Intelligence for Engineering Under Uncertainties 

Amir H. Gandomi, Marc Mignolet, Christian Soize, Yan WangJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 010201. doi:



Surrogate Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems: A Comparative Study 

Ying Zhao, Chen Jiang, Manuel A. Vega, Michael D. Todd, Zhen HuJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011001. doi:

A Framework for Inverse Prediction Using Functional Response Data 

Daniel Ries, Adah Zhang, J. Derek Tucker, Kurtis Shuler, Madeline AusdemoreJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011002. doi:

A Probabilistic Learning Approach Applied to the Optimization of Wake Steering in Wind Farms 

Jeferson O. Almeida, Fernando A. RochinhaJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011003. doi:

A Priori Denoising Strategies for Sparse Identification of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: A Comparative Study 

Alexandre Cortiella, Kwang-Chun Park, Alireza DoostanJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011004. doi:

Uncertainty Quantification and Optimal Robust Design for Machining Operations 

Jinming Wan, Yiming Che, Zimo Wang, Changqing ChengJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011005. doi:

Multi-Level Bayesian Calibration of a Multi-Component Dynamic System Model 

Berkcan Kapusuzoglu, Sankaran Mahadevan, Shunsaku Matsumoto, Yoshitomo Miyagi, Daigo WatanabeJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011006. doi:


Characterizations and Optimization for Resilient Manufacturing Systems With Considerations of Process Uncertainties

Qiyang Ma, Yiming Che, Changqing Cheng, Zimo WangJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011007. doi:

A Multi-Fidelity Approach for Reliability Assessment Based on the Probability of Classification Inconsistency 

Bharath Pidaparthi, Samy MissoumJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011008. doi:

Acceleration of a Physics-Based Machine Learning Approach for Modeling and Quantifying Model-Form Uncertainties and Performing Model Updating 

Marie-Jo Azzi, Chady Ghnatios, Philip Avery, Charbel FarhatJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011009. doi:

Spatial Transform Depthwise Over-Parameterized Convolution Recurrent Neural Network for License Plate Recognition in Complex Environment 

Jiehang Deng, Haomin Wei, Zhenxiang Lai, Guosheng Gu, Zhiqiang Chen, Leo Chen, Lei DingJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011010. doi:

Monotonic Gaussian Process for Physics-Constrained Machine Learning With Materials Science Applications 

Anh Tran, Kathryn Maupin, Theron RodgersJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011011. doi:

Physics-Constrained Bayesian Neural Network for Bias and Variance Reduction 

Luka Malashkhia, Dehao Liu, Yanglong Lu, Yan WangJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 011012. doi:



A Nested Weighted Tchebycheff Multi-Objective Bayesian Optimization Approach for Flexibility of Unknown Utopia Estimation in Expensive Black-Box Design Problems 

Arpan Biswas, Claudio Fuentes, Christopher HoyleJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 014501. doi:

A Quantitative Insight Into the Role of Skip Connections in Deep Neural Networks of Low Complexity: A Case Study Directed at Fluid Flow Modeling 

Abouzar Choubineh, Jie Chen, Frans Coenen, Fei MaJ. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. February 2023, 23(1): 014502. doi:

Amir H. Gandomi, Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Australia,
Marc Mignolet, Professor, Arizona State University, USA,
Christian Soize, Professor, Université Gustave Eiffel, France,
Yan Wang, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA,


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