Industrial Engineering recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation’s
Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award
Building a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
Dr. Kelly Sullivan received the 2018 NSF CAREER for his research improving the reliability of wireless ad hoc sensor networks. Whether they’re used for detecting terrorist threats, tracking forest fires or observing ecosystems, sensor networks play a critical role in everyday life, and Sullivan’s research is designed to find out how to keep them running.
Dr. Ashlea Bennett Milburn received the 2017 NSF CAREER Award for her research to develop decision-support models that identify scenarios in which the integration of information posted to social-media could improve emergency response.
Dr. Sandra Eksioglu received the 2011 NSF CAREER Award for her research on reducing the cost of bioenergy via optimization models that integrating supply chain design and management decisions.
Dr. Haitao Liao received the 2010 NSF CAREER Award for his research on developing a cohesive, adaptive
operational coordination methodology for overall uncertainty reduction in product
life cycle reliability and service logistics.
Dr. W. Art Chaovalitwongse received the 2006 NSF CAREER Award for his research on developing new optimization techniques to improve machine learning algorithms in healthcare applications.
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The National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.