IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2023 Program Committee

2023 Program Chairs

Burak Eksioglu, University of Arkansas
Kari Babski-Reeves, Mississippi State University
Dave Hampton, Frito-Lay Inc. (Retired)

IISE Senior VP - Continuing Education

Young-Jun Son, Purdue University 

Track Chairs

Construction Track

Presented by the Construction Division
Henry Lester, University of Dayton - Primary Coordinator
Emily Wall, Mississippi State University - Secondary Coordinator
Mary Margaret Mitchell, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Emerging Technologies Coordinator

Data Analytics and Information Systems

Presented by the Data Analytics and Information Systems Division
Nathan Gaw, Air Force Institute of Technology - Primary Coordinator
Adam Meyers, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Primary Coordinator
Chenang Liu, Oklahoma State University - Secondary Coordinator
Zimo Wang, Binghamton University - Secondary Coordinator
Afrooz Jalilzadeh, University of Arizona - Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Zvikomborero Matenga, Grainger - Emerging Technologies Coordinator

Energy Systems Track

Presented by the Energy Systems Division

Ekundayo Shittu, George Washington University - Primary Coordinator
Murat Yildirim, Wayne State University - Secondary Coordinator
Talayeh Razzaghi, University of Oklahoma - Emerging Technologies Coordinator                                                                                 

Engineering Economy Track

Presented by the Engineering Economy Division
Nabil Nehme, American University of Beirut - Primary Coordinator
Wujun Si, Wichita State University - Secondary Coordinator
Taner Cokyasar, Argonne National Laboratory - Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Ahmet Akgun, California University of Pennsylvania
Raymond Smith
, East Carolina University  

Engineering Education Track

Lesley Strawderman, Mississippi State University - Primary Coordinator
Jenna Johnson, Mississippi State University - Secondary Coordinator
Denise Bauer, Methodist University - Emerging Technologies Coordinator

Engineering Management Track

Presented by the Society for Engineering & Management Systems
Shelia Barnett, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Sandra Furterer, University of Dayton
Mindy Holmes, IAB
Henry Lester, University of Dayton
Joseph B. Michels, Solomon Bruce Consulting L.L.C

Facilities Design & Planning Track

Presented by the Logistics & Supply Chain Division
Corinne H. Mowrey, University of Dayton - Primary Coordinator
Hector Vergara, Oregon State University - Secondary Coordinator
Ravi Vengadam, Target - Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Junfeng Ma, Mississippi State University  

Health Systems Track

Presented by the Society for Health Systems
Lu He, Mississippi State University
Ashlea Bennett Milburn, University of Arkansas
Mustafa Ozkaynak, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Human Factors & Ergonomics Track

Presented by the Applied Ergonomics Society
Reuben Burch, Mississippi State University
Laura Ikuma, Louisiana State University
Ji-Eun Kim, University of Washington
Ehsan Rashedi, Rochester Institute of Technology - Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Denny Yu, Purdue University

IAB/Young Professionals

Presented by the IAB and the Young Professionals Group
Maya Bam, General Motors
Jon Owen, General Motors
Bob Pudlo, FedEx
Veronica Radin, West Monroe Partners
Karl Salvatore, Northeastern University
Kaz Takeda, SprintRay
Isaac Villarreal, American Airlines

Lean & Six Sigma Track

Presented by the Operational Excellence Division
Enrique Macias De Anda, University of Tennessee Knoxville - Primary Coordinator
Ahmad Elshennawy, University of Central Florida
Bill Edwards, Kettering University
Rupy Sawhney, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Steve Vijayan, Nemours Children's Healthy System

Logistics & Supply Chain Track

Presented by the Logistics & Supply Chain Division
Yanchao Liu, Wayne State University - Primary Coordinator      
Payam Parsa, California State Polytechnic University - Secondary Coordinator
Erin Gerber, University of Louisville - Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Sasha Zhijie Dong, Texas State University
Raj Mishra, Moderna

Manufacturing & Design Track

Presented by the Manufacturing & Design Division
David Vance, University of Cincinnati - Primary Coordinator
Ahmed Qureshi, University of Alberta - Secondary Coordinator 
Mohammed Shafae, University of Arizona - Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Agustin Diaz, REM Surface Engineering - Industry Engagement Coordinator
Chaitanya Mahajan, Kettering University - Academia Engagement Coordinator

Modeling & Simulation Track

Presented by the Modeling & Simulation Division
Raed Jaradat, Mississippi State University - Primary Coordinator
Casey Canfield, Missouri S&T University - Secondary Coordinator
David Claudio, University of Massachusetts Lowell - Secondary Coordinator
Greg Zerr, Marathon Petroleum - Emerging Technologies Coordinator

Operations Research Track

Presented by the Operations Research Division
Jun Zhuang, University at Buffalo - Primary Coordinator
Kelly Sullivan, University of Arkansas - Secondary Coordinator
Tugce Isik, Clemson University - Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Hadi Charkhgard, University of South Florida
Danial Davarnia, Iowa State University

Performance Excellence Track

Presented by CISE
Scott Sink, Virginia Tech & The Poirier Group - Primary Coordinator
Jared Frederici, The Poirier Group - Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Kerri Alderman, UPS
Gabe Burnett
, Boeing
Victoria Jordan, Emory Healthcare
David Poirier, The Poirier Group

Quality Control & Reliability Engineering Track

Presented by the Quality Control & Reliability Engineering Division
Xiaowei Yue, Virginia Tech - Primary Coordinator
Yisha Xiang, University of Houston - Secondary Coordinator
Ying Lin, University of Houston - Emerging Technologies Coordinator

Sustainable Development Track

Presented by the Sustainable Development Division
John Corliss, PEER Consultants - Primary Coordinator
Chen Zhou, Georgia Tech University - Secondary Coordinator
Jeremy Rickli, Wayne State University - Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Joel Brock, West Monroe Partners
Curtis Bush, Avid Technology, Inc.
Cilla Pemberton, University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

Systems Engineering

Presented by the Integrated Systems Technical Interest Group
Ben Amaba
Leon McGinnis, Georgia Tech University

Work Systems & Services Track

Presented by the Work Systems Division
Laila Cure, Wichita State University 
Jonathan Grooms, West Monroe Partners
Ike Ohu, Gannon University


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