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  • Congratulations to Ni Ni for being awarded the Rack Manufacturers Institute/John Nofsinger Honor Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year from the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Congratulations to Seyed Shahb Mofidi for being awarded the John F. Fargher Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.    
  • This video reports on research conducted under the auspicious of the Coastal Resilience Center at University of North Carolina, supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • The International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management (IAITQM) created Daniel Berg Medal to honor his significant contributions in his career. He was the technical director at Westinghouse. Also, he has been an educator at Carnegie-Mellon University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Now, he is a professor at the University of Miami and Fellow of many professional associations as well.
  • William (Al) Wallace co-authored a recent article in the National Academy of Engineering magazine, “The Bridge”, on the ethical challenges inherent in the building and using of computational models.
  • ISE faculty Jennifer Pazour has been selected to receive the prestigious Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award.  This award recognizes individuals in academia who have demonstrated outstanding characteristics in education, leadership, professionalism and potential in industrial engineering. The award recognizes engineering contributions in application, design, research or development of IE methods by early career IISE members.  Dr.
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    There is inherent tension between meeting customer service expectation and minimizing inventory investment. ISE Emeritus Faculty Tom Willemain, also co-founder and Senior VP for Research at Smart Software, describes in his recent article in American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) magazine, the use of data to better characterize customer demand, and optimize the inventory management. Prof.
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    An invention "US 7177798 B2 Natural Language Interface Using Constrained Intermediate Dictionary of Results" by ISE professor, Cheng Hsu, and his former graduate student, Veera Boonjing, is at the center of a patent infringement case brought by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Marathon Patent Group over the technology used in the iPhone's Siri app. This case was settled in early June for $24.9M to be shared between Rensselaer and Marathon.
  • ISE Faculty Jennifer Pazour and co-authors Debjit Roy and Rene De Koster received an honorable mention designation in the IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Design and Manufacturing Best Applications Paper Award Competition for 2016. This award is selected by an examining committee from all papers published from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, issues 46:7 through 47:6. The paper may be downloaded from IIE: Roy, Debjit, Jennifer A. Pazour, and René De Koster.
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    The class of 2016 graduates and their families celebrated their graduation in the annual ISE graduation luncheon on May 26. The 2016 ISE graduates are spreading their wings in a wide variety of companies and organizations, including Regeneron, Amazon, Credit Suisse, United Technologies, Deloitte, GE, US Army and Navy, and others. The Del and Ruth Karger Dissertation Prize is awarded to Dr. Yulia Tishchuk (Advisor: Prof. Al Wallace, Dissertation Title: Modeling Human Behavior in the Context of Social Media during Extreme Events Caused by Natural Hazards).
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    ISE faculty Jennifer Pazour has been selected as a 2016 Early-Career Research Fellow by the Gulf Research Program. Early-Career Research Fellowships recognize professionals at the critical pretenure phase of their careers for exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health and well being, or environmental protection.
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    Congratulations to ISE Ph.D. Student Seyed Mofidi who was honored by two awards this April. Seyed is awarded the E.J. Sierleja Memorial Fellowship by the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) for the 2016/2017 academic year. One Fellowship is awarded annually to a graduate student pursuing advanced studies in transportation.
  • ISE Associate Professor Tom Sharkey has been named the recipient of the 2016 IISE Operations Research Teaching Award . This award recognizes Professor's Sharkey's development and deployment of the Virtual Office Hour (see Tutorial webpage with links to youtube videos at http://homepages.rpi.edu/~sharkt/ORMVideos.html). This is a highly competitive award with many outstanding nominees. Professor Sharkey will be recognized in the 2016 IISE Annual Conference & Expo May 21-24, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif.
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    Al Wallace, the Yamada Corporation Professor in ISE and Ruth Murrugarra, a faculty member in ISE at Adolfo Ibáñez University in Santiago, Chile, are experimenting in fall 2015 co-teaching an engineering ethics course in New York and Santiago, Chile using Internet connection, and voice recognition and language translation softwares.
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    ISE Faculty Jennifer Pazour was invited by Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC) as one of five industry thought leaders to the WERCSheet’s Outlook 2016 panel to share her observations and insights on critical issues likely to impact the warehouse/distribution-center sector this year. Jennifer focused on the impact of the millennial generation on workforce and warehouse logistics technology. Her remarks are featured in the January/February 2016 issue of the WERC Sheet .

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