IOE undergraduate, Chhavi Chaudhry, has been profiled on the CoE website. The article focuses on her work as an undergraduate researcher with the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) where she and an interdisciplinary team are studying patient wait times at cancer treatment facilities.
IOE PhD Candidate, Boxiao (Beryl) Chen and Professors Xiuli Chao and Hyun-Soo Ahn have received an Honorable Mention from the College of Supply Chain Management of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) for the paper “Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Control with Nonparametric Demand Learning.” The best paper competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of Supply Chain Management. Each submitted paper is judged based on its contribution towards the advancement of theory and practice of supply chain management.
Boxiao (Beryl) Chen has been awarded the 2015 Wilson Prize for her paper titled, “Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Control with Nonparametric Demand Learning.” This prize is given to the best student paper dealing with any aspect of manufacturing systems, including, but not limited to, operations, quality control, finance, logistics, production planning, product development, facility layout, material handling. Beryl’s advisors are Xiuli Chao and Hyun-Soo Ahn.
IOE PhD candidate Youngjun Choe has been awarded the 2015 Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship from the Quality and Productivity (Q&P) Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA) for his research on “Uncertainty analysis for importance sampling estimators with stochastic simulations.” Youngjun was chosen for his outstanding academic achievement, teaching experience, and commitment to the pursuit of quality improvement through the use of statistical methods.
IOE undergraduate student Elizabeth Ettleson has been awarded the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Council of Fellows Undergraduate Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. This scholarship was created to reward outstanding academic scholarship and leadership at the undergraduate level.
PhD candidate Pooyan Kazemian has been chosen to receive the 2015 Murty prize. His paper is titled “Dynamic Personalized Monitoring and Treatment Control of Glaucoma.” His advisor is Mark Van Oyen. A committee reviews papers nominated for this annual award, formally known as the Katta Murty Prize for Best Research Paper on Optimization by an IOE Student.
IOE PhD candidate Brian Lemay took 2nd place in the Industrial, Operations and Financial Engineering division at the University of Michigan’s 10th annual Engineering Graduate Symposium poster presentation competition. His poster was titled “Scheduling Medical Residents with Conflicting Requests for Time-Off.”
IOE graduate student Yanxun Mao received a Rackham Summer Award. He is a masters student in IOE and has been doing research on computational cognitive modeling with Professor Yili Liu.
The Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society awarded Kayse Maass with the 2015 Joel and Lorraine Brown GSI of the Year Award. Every year IOE students cast their vote for this award to honor instructors who have made great impacts on their education and lives.
Kayse Maass was also awarded the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research in the College of Engineering. The award highlights the innovation and creativity demonstrated by PhD students, and rewards outstanding research achievements.
IOE Students Wesley Marrero and Yongcai Xu along with IOE alum Kunal Sanghani and faculty member Mariel Lavieri collaborated with colleagues from the Division of Gastroenterology and the School of Public Health on a study which predicts that a shortage of donor organs will be prevalent in liver transplantation through 2025 according to data published in Liver Transplantation. Their work was featured on the Healio website.
IOE PhD candidate Selin Merdan has been selected as the 2015 Bonder Fellow. The one year Seth Bonder Fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis to a superior IOE graduate student who wishes to study and do research in the field of applied operations research.
Rama Mwenesi, IOE Master’s student, is co-captain of the University of Michigan Boxing Team which hosted the 2015 United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA) National Championships Thursday, April 9 – Saturday, April 11. He represented the University in the national title bout for the 165 lb. (middle-weight) class in the Open Division, the highest “experience-level” division allowed by the USIBA in amateur boxing. In a bout against a former sparring partner from the local rival club at Eastern Michigan University, Rama fought hard but was just barely edged out in a split-decision for the championship. In addition to his place on the men’s team, Rama is an assistant coach for the women’s team which won the women’s team title and secured five individual national title belts. He says he found the women’s team’s achievements “incredibly rewarding as a coach, and teammate.”
IOE PhD candidate Emily Speakman received a Rackham Summer Award for 2015. Emily worked with Professor Jon Lee on a project titled “Optimal Double McCormick for Trilinear Monomials.” When using the standard McCormick inequalities iteratively to linearize trilinear monomials, there is a choice of which variables to group first. The project explores the effect of this choice on the feasible regions of the resulting linear relaxations. By computing the 4-dimensional volumes of appropriate polytopes (which are dependent on the upper and lower bounds of the variables), the researchers describe the optimal way to perform this double McCormick linearization.
Emily Speakman took first place in the Industrial, Operations and Financial Engineering division at the University of Michigan’s 10th annual Engineering Graduate Symposium poster presentation competition where she presented her poster, based on the research described above, titled, “Optimal Double McCormick for Trilinear Monomials: Global optimization of non-convex functions.”
The members of the HFES U-M chapter received the 2015 Outstanding Student Chapter Gold Award at the HFES Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Oct 27, 2015. The mission of the HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.
The INFORMS student magazine, ORMS Tomorrow, has a student chapter spotlight on The University of Michigan INFORMS Chapter.
Many members of the IOE community were also recognized for their work at the recent INFORMS Annual Meeting. Please see our article on the meeting for information on those awards.