Yang named president-elect of industrial engineering division board

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hui Yang, Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, has been elected to the position of president-elect for the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Division Board for the 2016-17 academic year.

Yang and the other newly elected members of the board will be introduced at the CIS Town Hall Meeting on May 22 as part of the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) in Anaheim, California.

Yang has been associated with the IIE CIS Division for a number of years. He was a board member from 2013-15, he served as the division’s best track paper competition chair at the 2015 ISERC, and was the division’s IIE webinar series coordinator from 2013-14.

According to the IIE website, the CIS Division of IIE brings together members from academia, industry and government who share a common interest in topics related to research and practice of computer and information systems. The CIS division is primarily interested in the theory, methodology and practice in all technical areas that develop or apply CIS.

Members of the division are concerned with the cost-effective utilization of computer technology throughout organizations and are involved in the interface between management and computer system design, including procurement, procedures and software selection.

Yang joined the faculty at Penn State in August 2015. Prior to his arrival, he was an assistant professor of industrial and management systems engineering at the University of South Florida (USF) for six years. In 2015, he was named the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award at USF.

He is the director of the Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling, and Control Lab and his research interests include: complex systems monitoring, modeling, and control; health information systems and health care informatics, computer simulation and optimization, design and analysis of physical and computer experiments; big data analytics for large-scale complex systems; and nonlinear dynamics and chaos.

The IIE will officially change its name to the Institute of Industrial and System Engineers as of April 1, per a membership vote. 

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Last Updated March 02, 2016