Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Cassandra’s work in engineering sustainable systems spans machine learning from socio-technical data, design of smart feedback devices, methods for analyzing environmental impacts of design decisions, studies of human behavior in design, modeling usage contexts, and providing actionable guidelines to help designers reduce environmental impacts. Her work has been published in the textbook Product Design and Development by Ulrich and Eppinger, the Journal of Mechanical Design, the Rapid Prototyping Journal, the Journal of Cleaner production and multiple, international conference proceedings. Current research interests include complex systems modeling, sustainability of user behavior, resource conservation, social and environmental life cycle analysis, environmental metrics, uncertainty, design for environment tools and guidelines, engineering education, systems thinking education, and the problem definition and decomposition stages of design.
Dr. Telenko’s prior appointments include a postdoctoral research position in the MIT-SUTD International Design Centre with joint appointments at MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund her graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin where she completed her MSE (2009) and PhD (2012) in Mechanical Engineering.
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