Spring 2017 E-News

Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas Celebrates 65th Anniversary

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Recently, the Industrial Engineering Department invited alumni to return to the department for a “Pig-Out Party” celebrating the 65th anniversary of the department. The Imhoff Study Center, named for founding department head, John L. Imhoff, was fittingly the back drop for the event. Imhoff is fondly remembered by alumni, faculty and staff alike as a passionate industrial engineer and teacher. >>


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NSF Award Presented to Professor Haitao Liao

Haitao Liao, professor of industrial engineering, was recently the recipient of a National Science Foundation Award. The award will fund developing new methodologies for automated knowledge discovery from complex reliability and healthcare data with covariates. >>


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Bennett Milburn Named John L. Imhoff Chair in Industrial Engineering

Assistant professor Ashlea Bennett Milburn has been named the 2017-2018 recipient of the John L. Imhoff Chair in Industrial Engineering. This title was established in 1983 to honor the memory of John L. Imhoff, founding head of the University of Arkansas department of industrial engineering. >>


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Pierson Appointed to Fellowship with Air Force Research Lab

Harry Pierson, assistant professor of industrial engineering, has been appointed as a fellow in the 2017 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at AFRL-Materials and Manufacturing. >>

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Greg Parnell Publishes Third Book

Gregory S. Parnell, Research Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering has just published his third book, Trade-off Analytics: Creating and Exploring the System Tradespace. >>

 Grad Students Win poster session photo

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Master of Science in Operations Management News

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Lunch & Learn Webinar Series features Homeland Security

The Lunch & Learn webinars are designed to aid in professional development and increase general awareness of the Operations Management program. Dr. Rich Ham presented You Are A Homeland Security Manager Whether You Know It Or Not.  >>


Alumni Highlights

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Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering Member Recognized
with Excellence Award

Stuart Staggs, BSIE 2000, was recently selected as the recipient of the President’s Eagle Award of Excellence for his work at McKesson Specialty Health, The US Oncology Network. >>