IIE honorees feted and lauded in Music City
It’s music to your ears when you’re honored by your peers
and colleagues, so it was quite appropriate that the IIE Annual Conference and
Expo 2015 was held in Nashville, Tennessee, dubbed “Music City” for its
longtime association with the recording industry.
This year’s honorees have
made significant achievements in research, service and industry that advance
the industrial and systems engineering profession. Below is a listing of the
awards, scholarships and fellowships distributed at the conference.
Jim Tompkins, Tompkins International
Lyndon Taylor, Devon EnergyRichard Webb, Walmart
Rajan Batta, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Subhash Sarin, Virginia Tech
Didier Rabino, Health East
Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, University of Iowa
Carl Kirpes, GENESYS Systems Integrator
Hans Demmel, Raytheon Corp.
J. Cecil, Oklahoma State University
Donald Humphreys, Exxon Mobile Corp. (retired)/Rosneft Oil Co.
Salil Desai, North Carolina A&T State University
First place: Rowan Wang, Singapore Management University
First place: Catherine McEathron, University of Illinois-Urbana
John White, Kellie Grasman, Ken Case, Kim Needy and David PrattFundamentals of Engineering Economics Analysis
Global Level Honoree: Kerri Beiswenger (Northeast Region), Northeastern University
Mehrad Bastani, Aristotelis Thanos and Gregory Collins, University of Miami for "A Voronoi-based Genetic Algorithm for Waste Collection Vehicle Routing Problem"
Faculty Advisor: Chen-Yang Cheng
Preethi Srinivas, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Sponsored by the MACVAL Associates LLC
Amir Mansouri, University of Southern California for "Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Structures Fabricated by Contour Crafting"
Karen Bursic, University of Pittsburgh
Kenneth Case, Oklahoma State University
Lynne Smith, Lauren Hudspeth and Jessica Hoffman, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for "Investment Workflow: An Innovative Application of Lean in Philanthropy"
Sponsored by J T. and the late Carol Black
Maria-Eugenia Rendon, Universidad de Monterrey for "Increasing Customer Service Level through a Simulation-Based Lean Transportation Scheme"
Sponsored by Lean Enterprise Value FoundationF. Frank Chen, University of Texas at San Antonio
Sila Cetinkaya, Southern Methodist University
Iris Rivero, Iowa State University
Rohan Shirwaiker, North Carolina State University
Baski Balasundaram, Oklahoma State University
Nailong Zhang, Wayne State University
"A Random Effect Autologistic Regression Model with Application of Characterizing Variation of Multiple Microstructure Samples"
Rong Pan, Arizona State UniversityWendai Wang, Thoratec Corp.
Sarah Asio, Texas Tech University for "Social Media: A Platform for Innovation"
Sponsored by Ohio University
Iakovos Toumazis, University at Buffalo, SUNY for "Scheduling Palliative Chemotherapy Treatments for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients"
Sponsored by APL Logistics
Deepak Agrawal and Cheng-Bang Chen, The Pennsylvania State University for "Improving Food Access using Agent-based Simulation"
Sponsored by APL LogisticsBrian Thorn, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tapas Das, University of South Florida
Steeven Valois, Simon Lessard and Leonie QuinnEcole de Technologie SuperieureTeam Name: ETS
Sponsored by John DeereNishi Anand, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Identification and Allocation of Increased-risk Encephalitis Organs"
Robin Hall, Texas A&M University
Andrew Ewing, Kansas State University
Ashleigh Hegwood, University of Arkansas
Seyed Hossein, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Benjamin Acker, University of Oklahoma
Nazanin Zinouri, Clemson University
Maria Rodriguez, University of Texas at El Paso
Andrew Anderson, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Kristen Miranda, University of Tennessee
John (Jack) Schroder, The Ohio State University
Mary Hobbs, Clemson University
Camille Jones, Ohio University
Paola Gutierrez, Texas A&M University