Spring 2019 E-Newsletter
Assistant professor Kelly Sullivan has been selected as the 2019-2020 recipient of the John L. Imhoff Chair in Industrial Engineering. This title, established in 1983, honors the memory of John L. Imhoff, founding head of the University of Arkansas Department of Industrial Engineering. Read More
The Honors College recognized five faculty and one staff member at the annual Honors College Faculty Reception on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The awards were in two categories, the Distinguished Faculty Award and the Distinguished Leadership Award. Receiving the Distinguished Leadership Award from Industrial Engineering, C. Richard Cassady, professor and director of the First-Year Engineering Program. Read More
Two groundbreaking projects from the partnership of the Department of Industrial Engineering
and the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence. Read More
The Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute (ASCENT), a security-focused multidisciplinary center at the University of Arkansas, hosted its first workshop on September 21st, 2018. Read More
The team is led by Jia Di, professor and 21st Century Research Leadership Chair in the Department of Computer
Science and Computer Engineering, and includes researchers from both Di's department
and the Department of Industrial Engineering. This grant is managed through the Arkansas Security Research and Education (ASCENT) Institute. Read More
Students, faculty and industry leaders from across the country will gather in Stillwater,
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State University to discuss innovations in logistics and distribution
as part of the program led by the University of Arkansas Industrial Engineering Department.
Doctoral Student Recognized at the Annual RAMS Symposium
in Orlando, Florida
Doctoral candidate, Ms. Samira Karimi and faculty mentors, Haitao Liao and Ed Pohl received the 2019 Stan Ofsthun Best Student Paper Award from Society of Reliability Engineers (SRE) at this year’s Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) in Orlando. Their paper was titled “A Robust Approach for Estimating Field Reliability Using Aggregate Failure Time Data.”
The Arkansas Alumni Association has selected Kaitlin Smithey as a Senior of Significance
for 2019. Kaitlin Smithey is an industrial engineering student with a minor in supply
chain management. She currently serves as the president for Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial
engineering honors society, and the vice president for the Society of Women Engineers.
Senior, Alejandro Torrico received the Outstanding Performance Award from the Arkansas AI-Campus. The Arkansas AI-Campus is a unique statewide training program, existing outside of the traditional academic environment. The interactive training program allows students to work closely with top global and national experts in machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning. Read More
OMGT and MSEM News
Elementary students and teachers from Gentry Public Schools are getting a fresh look at water quality thanks to a partnership with the University of Arkansas that provides access to drone training for studying hard-to-reach areas. Read more
The Third Annual Arkansas Unmanned Aerial System Summit hosted live simulcast in Fayetteville at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences (1371 W. Altheimer) and the Walton College Executive Center (119 Main St) in Little Rock. Speakers from a multitude of disciplines including Homeland Security and business operations. Free! Registration Required.
Come hear about the Master of Science in Operations Management program. This session will give you an overview of the program, what to expect and familiarize you with the curriculum. The event will be held in Bell 4008 on March 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm. Registration Required!
The Lunch & Learn Webinar Series has recently featured two faculty members from Industrial
Engineering: W. Art Chaovalitwongse and Chase Rainwater. Ed Pohl will be presenting in March on Blockchain. The webinars are FREE, presented online
at 12pm CST, and registration is required. If you are unavailable on the date, no
problem! All webinars are recorded and videos are posted on this website as soon as they are available.
Save The Date!
The 2nd Annual MSOM Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 20,
2019 at Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course in Fayetteville.
The golf tournament provides scholarships for students in the Master of Science in Operations Management program. Nancy Diaz is the most recent scholarship recipient.
College Will Recognize Distinguished Alumni
The College of Engineering will hold the Annual Alumni Awards Banquet and Ball on
Saturday, April 13th. The annual ball brings together alumni from all eight departments
within the College of Engineering to recognized those alumni who have achieved distinction
in their fields since graduation.
This year from the Department of Industrial Engineering we have four being recognized. Mr. Bob Eiten, BSIE 1966 and Mr. Michael Blinzler, MSOM 2010 will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. Receiving the Early Career Award will be Willie Montgomery, MSIE 2009 and Alfonso Camerlingo, MSOM 2014.
Doctoral Alumni Recognized by Society of Reliability Engineers
Yisha Xiang received the Doug Ogden Best Paper Award at this year’s Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) in Orlando. Xiang and her research team Yue Shi and Tongdan Jin received the award for their paper “Structured Maintenance Policies for Deteriorating Transportation Infrastructures.”
Yisha is a 2009 graduate of the Department of Industrial Engineering and a faculty member at Texas Tech University.
Retirement of Karen Standley
We wanted to share the retirement of a key member of our staff, Assistant to the Department Head, Karen Standley.
Anyone familiar with the Department of Industrial Engineering knows the depth of love Karen has for our department and we have for her. She will be enjoying her grandchildren and family in her retirement.
She left the reins of the department in the capable hands of Ashley Reeves. Ashley comes to us from our Master of Science in Operations Management Program. She will be the point of contact for Dr. Ed. Pohl. We are very happy to welcome her to our IE family!
Ways to Give Back…
Would you like to help the Department continue to provide world-class industrial engineering education and relevant, cutting-edge research? Below are some options to do just that!
Annual Giving: Annual gifts to IE are generally unrestricted to help meet the greatest current needs of the department.
Endowments: Endowments are created to provide support into perpetuity. Examples of endowments in IE are scholarships, fellowships, and faculty chairs.
Planned Giving: Planned gifts can be as simple as a bequest (included in your estate plans). Other options include trust vehicles and annuities, which have potential to provide an income stream and significant tax benefits.
and enter account number: 30003454
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