IE faculty, students honored by Institute of Industrial Engineers

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Faculty and students from the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering were awarded top honors during the 2013 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Annual Conference and Expo in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Among those honors, were:

-- Allen Soyster, former industrial engineering department head, received the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award. This is the highest and most esteemed honor bestowed in the field of industrial engineering. It recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through the highest caliber contributions to the welfare of mankind in the field of industrial engineering.

-- Andris Freivalds, professor of industrial engineering, was named an IIE fellow for his outstanding contribution to the profession. The fellow award is the highest classification of IIE membership and awarded to individuals who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering.

-- Ravi Ravindran, professor of industrial engineering, was honored with the IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award which recognizes an outstanding published book that focuses on a facet of industrial engineering, improves education or furthers the profession. Ravindran was recognized with his co-author Donald Warsing for their publication, “Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications.”

-- Chia-Jung Chang, assistant professor of industrial engineering, received the IIE Transactions Award for best application paper. She was recognized for her work, “Sequential Measurement Strategy for Wafer Geometric Profile Estimation,” with Ran Jin and Jianjun Shi from Georgia Tech.

-- Gül Okudan Kremer, professor of industrial engineering and engineering design, received the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference best track paper in computers and information systems with Ting Lei for “GIS-based Hierarchical Multi-objective Supply Chain Network Design: A Proposed Tool & Case Study.”

-- Akshay Ghurye, industrial engineering graduate student, was honored with the Graduate Research Award for excellence in master’s level research.

-- Inki Kim, industrial engineering graduate student, received the Computer and Information Division Student Paper Award for “Analytic Scheme to Organize Large Archived Data into Hierarchical Affinity.”

IIE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research and development of industrial engineering.

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Last Updated June 03, 2013