IISE Honors & Awards Honorees

More information about the 2021 conference will be posted at a later date. Watch this space!

2020 Recipients

Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award

Kailash Bafna
Western Michigan University

Annual Conference Implemented Solutions Award (formerly the I5 Award)

John Huffman
Spirit AeroSystems Inc.

Award for Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering

Sponsored by Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at UCF
Salil Desai
North Carolina A&T State University

Boeing Excellence Award for Collaboration in Productivity, Workplace Safety and Ergonomics

Joel Haight
University of Pittsburgh

David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award

Waldemar Karwowski
University of Central Florida

Fellow Award

  • Laura Albert, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Alexandre Dolgui, IMT Alantique Tech University
  • Daniel Epstein, ConAm Group
  • Paul Griffin, Purdue University
  • Charles Hochstein, USPS
  • Robert Inman, GM
  • Erick Jones, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Mohammad Khasawneh, BInghamton University
  • Zhenyu (James) Kong, Virginia Tech
  • Jingshan Li, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Suzanna Long, Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Brad Parrish, FedEx
  • Susan Schall, SOS Consulting
  • Julie Swann, North Carolina State University
  • Bill Tolo, Best Buy
  • Teresa Wu, Arizona State University

Frank & Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award

Deborah Nightingale
University of Central Florida/Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fred C. Crane Distinguished Service Award

John Corliss
PEER Consultants

Graduate Research Award

Parth Chansoria
North Carolina State University

IISE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year

Adedeji Badiru
Air Force Institute of Technology

Medallion Award

Ken Case
Oklahoma State University

West Monroe Partners Outstanding Early Career IE in Business/Industry Award

Matthew Purcell
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Outstanding Middle Career Leadership Award

Daniel Rubenstein
Steptoe and Johnson, LLP

Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award

  • 1st place - Ruizhi Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2nd place - Yiling Zhang, University of Michigan
  • 3rd place - Anh Tuan Bui, Northwestern University

James W. Barany Student Award for Excellence

Sarah Hack
Virginia Tech

Innovations in Education

Kaibo Liu
University of Wisconsin-Madison