ISE News and Events

ISE faculty, Dr. Jennifer Pazour, has been awarded the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant by the National Science Foundation.  This five-year grant, funded through the NSF Operations Engineering Program, is entitled “CAREER: Distribution Resource Elasticity: A New Hierarchical Approach for On-Demand Distribution Platforms.” 

The video of Professor Daniel Berg being interviewed was recorded over an hour at the INFORMS Conference in Houston last October. The interviewer is Professor Richard C. Larson of MIT. He tries successfully to trace the course of Berg's academic and professional development to see the connection to his becoming a Fellow in INFORMS.

David Mendonça has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Governors of IEEE's Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE's SMC Society is a world-leading society for the advancement of theory and application in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and cybernetics. 

More information on IEEE and the SMC Society is available here: http://www.ieeesmc.org  

RPI ISE Ph.D. student Yuan Yi received the 2017 ISE Graduate Student Research Award for the publication of the paper, entitled “An Efficient Budget Allocation Approach for Quantifying the Impact of Input Uncertainty in Stochastic Simulation,” with Dr. Wei Xie. This award is to recognize the research excellent among RPI ISE graduate students. 

RPI ISE Ph.D. student Bo Wang’s paper, titled “Bayesian Sequential Calibration Using Detailed Sample Paths,” received 2017 INFORMS Best Student Paper Finalist Award from Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) Section. This award is to recognize the research excellence among INFORMS student members. 

Institute News

The Office of Student Life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new program designed to provide safe transportation for students during evening hours, which will supplement the Institute’s existing shuttle service.
Liping Huang, professor of materials science and engineering, has been appointed associate dean for research and graduate programs for the School of Engineering at Rensselaer.
Troy, N.Y. —  A hypertonic grip expander for individuals with cerebral palsy and stroke patients, a chair for students on the autism spectrum, and an independent lifting device for quadriplegic individuals are the designs created by teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities in the Northeast during the inaugural Engineering Innovation for Society (EIS—pronounced “ice”) student design competition.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Center for Communication Practices at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced a broader vision as well as a new name: the Center for Global Communication and Design, known informally as Comm+D. T
Troy, N.Y. —The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving health outcomes for patients and providing healthy work environments for staff, according to many researchers.