Congratulations to our three new Co-Design PhD graduates (soon to be) Drs. Yakira Mirabito, Ananya Nandy, and Elisa Kwon, who each were presented their doctoral hoods at the 2024 commencement ceremony! We are very proud of you and your many individual and collective accomplishments! Yakira, Ananya, Elisa, and Kosa standing outside of HMMB in full regalia

Prof. Goucher-Lambert was a keynote speaker at SfNC 2024 in Toronto, presenting a talk titled “Inspiring Design: Intersecting Techniques Can Enable a New Era of Engineering Design,” and also participated in the Creativity & Design panel. PhD candidate Elisa Kwon also attended and presented a poster on aligning LLMs and neuroimaging data.

Kosa presenting title slide of keynote at sfnc

We welcome Gaëlle Baudoux, from University of Liège, who will be joining the Co-Design Lab for the next year as a postdoctoral Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Fellow! Gaëlle investigates the support of idea generation activities via digital analogical stimuli. Welcome to Berkeley (and Happy Halloween)! co-design lab with visiting scholar Gaelle in BiD with fall and halloween decor

co-design lab in downtown boston

Members of the Co-Design Lab attended the 2023 International Conference on Engineering Design in Bordeaux, France this past week. Along with presenting their work, Elisa, Nicole, Ananya, and Kosa + collaborator Ye were able to meet many wonderful engineering design researchers from different countries, attend interesting talks, and reunite with visiting scholar Samuele!

nicole presenting LCA work co-design lab in front of river

Postdoc Dr. Mo Hu will begin her new role as Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University! Her lab will focus on human-centered solutions to sustainability challenges in designing and constructing the built environment. They will develop neuro-informed and AI-powered processes and tools to support smart and sustainable decision-making.

We wish you all the best in this new endeavor, Mo!

PhD Candidate Yakira Mirabito was awarded the ASME Elisabeth M. and Winchell M. Parsons Scholarship and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund award. In addition, she received several awards for her leadership and campus involvement: the Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence, the RISE! Leader Award, and the Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Award.

Yakira will also be attending NextProf Nexus in Atlanta, GA later this year. Congratulations Yakira!