Jennifer Pazour, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium. The symposium will take place Sept. 5-7 at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts.
USFOE brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading-edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. The goal of the program is to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields in order to sustain and build U.S. innovative capacity. More information about the 84 participants selected is available at: https://www.naefrontiers.org/Symposia/USFOE/17105/56883/56884.aspx
“It is critically important to bring young engineers from different technical areas together to spark innovation,” said NAE President C. D. Mote Jr. “The Frontiers of Engineering program does this by creating a space for talented engineers to learn from each other and expand their technical perspectives early in their careers.”
The 2018 USFOE symposium will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: quantum computing, technology for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, resilient and reliable infrastructure, and theranostics.
In her research, Pazour develops mathematical models to guide decision-making for supply chain and logistics challenges. Her research has made contributions to military logistics, distribution and transportation systems, health-care logistics, on-demand supply chains, and peer-to-peer resource sharing systems.