Seminar Series

The industrial and systems engineering seminar series exposes graduate students to current research and applications of industrial and systems engineering. The seminar series features speakers who include fellow graduate students and Auburn professors, industrial engineering faculty from peer universities, as well as practicing engineers and consultants.

Academic Year 2017-2018 speakers included:

  • Greg Purdy, Virginia Tech
  • Sampson Gholston, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Alessandro Hill, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile
  • Andrea Arias, Texas Tech University
  • Tom Hedberg, NIST
  • Nate Hartman Purdue University
  • John Scelsi, Honda
  • Todd Jedewsky, Omron
  • Jim Wilcox, Universal Instruments
  • Mike Jorgesen, Wichita State University
  • Jim Smith, Texas Tech University

Academic Year 2016-2017 speakers included:

  • Howard Chen, Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa
  • Mr. Dale Watson, Director of Professional Development, Graduate School, Auburn University
  • Dr. Kermit Davis, University of Cincinnati
  • Mr. David Stern, Acting Chief, Programs and Partnerships Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
  • Dr. Brian Thorn, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Haneen Ali, Instructor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University
  • Dr. Peter Johnson, Professor, Occupational and Environmental Exposure Sciences, University of Washington
  • Dr. Lora Cavuoto, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, University at Buffalo
  • Dr. David Goldberg, A. Russell Chandler III Assistant Professor , H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • Chen Kan, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 
  • Dr. Bill Messina, Industrial Statistician, recently retired from Raytheon-Missile Systems
  • Dr. Steven M. Corns, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Fall 2015 speakers included:

  • Brian Thurow – Auburn University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, W. Allen and Martha Reed associate professor 
  • Mario Velez – EAFIT University of Medellin, Colombia, associate professor
  • Lauren Berrings Davis – North Carolina AT&T University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, associate professor
  • Alejandro Teran-Somohano –  Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, doctoral candidate
  • Wiljeana Glover – Babson College, assistant professor of technology, operations and information management
  • Eunshin Byon – University of Michigan’s Department of Industrial and Operations, assistant professor 
  • Krystel Castillo – University of Texas at San Antonio’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, GreenStar assistant professor and co-director of the Manufacturing Systems and Automation Laboratory 
  • Senthilkumar CP – Auburn University’s RFID Lab, director of technology

Spring 2016 speakers included:

  • Dazhong Wu – Pennsylvania State University’s Harold & Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the NSF Center for e-Design, postdoctoral research fellow
  • Jessye Talley –North Carolina A&T State University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, doctoral candidate
  • Daniel F. Silva –  Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, doctoral candidate
  • Kayse Lee Maass – University of Michigan’s Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, doctoral candidate
  • Gregory A. Harris – Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, U.S. government program manager
  • Sa’d Hamasha – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology‘s Department of Engineering Management, assistant professor
  • Ebrahim Mortaz – Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, doctoral candidate
  • Ali Dag – Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, doctoral candidate
  • Kamran Kardel – Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, doctoral candidate

Fall 2014 speakers included:

  • Andres Carrano, Ph.D. — Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Associate Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University
  • Virginia A. Davis, Ph.D. — Mary and John H. Sanders Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at Auburn University
  • Kimberly Ellis, Ph.D. — Associate Professor in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech
  • Steve Lavender, Ph.D., C.P.E. —Associate Professor in the Integrated Systems Engineering and Orthopaedics departments at The Ohio State University
  • Professor Tae-Eog Lee—Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in KAIST, South Korea
  • Fadel M. Megahed, Ph.D.—Assistant Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University
  • Mike Ogle, Ph.D. — Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at UNC Charlotte
  • Richard Sesek, Ph.D. and Sean Gallagher, Ph.D.— Associate Professors in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University
  • Onur Uludag—Ph.D. Candidate in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University
  • Hulya (Julia) Yazici—Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Florida Gulf Coast University

Spring 2015 speakers included:

  • Kunter Akbay, Ph.D.— Principal Engineer at GE Global Research Center
  • Saad Biaz, Ph.D.— Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University
  • Marc Goetschalckx, Ph.D.—Associate Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mauricio R. Henriquez — Computing Engineering School of Universidad Austral of Chile
  • Mary Beth Kurz, Ph.D. — Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Clemson
  • Seyedamirabbas (Amir) Mousavian — Ph.D. Candidate in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University
  • William (Bill) Taylor—Executive Director of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and former CEO of Mercedes-Benz US International
  • Janis P. Terpenny—Department Chair and Joseph Walkup Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University

Fall 2013 speakers included:

  • Andres Carrano, Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Philpott-WestPoint Stevens associate professor
  • Virginia A. Davis, Auburn University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, Mary and John H. Sanders associate professor
  • Kimberly Ellis, Virginia Tech’s Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, associate professor
  • Steve Lavender, The Ohio State University’s Departments of Integrated Systems Engineering and Orthopaedics, associate professor
  • Tae-Eog Lee, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in KAIST, South Korea, director
  • Fadel M. Megahed, Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, assistant professor
  • Mike Ogle, UNC Charlotte’s Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, assistant professor
  • Richard Sesek, Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, associate professor
  • Sean Gallagher, Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, associate professor
  • Onur Uludag, Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, doctoral candidate
  • Hulya (Julia) Yazici, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Information Systems and Operations Management, associate professor

Spring 2014 speakers included:

  • Kunter Akbay, GE Global Research Center, principal engineer
  • Saad Biaz, Auburn University’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, associate professor
  • Marc Goetschalckx, Georgia Institute of Technology’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Engineering, associate professor
  • Mauricio R. Henriquez, Universidad Austral of Chile’s Computing Engineering School, professor
  • Mary Beth Kurz, Clemson University’s Department of Industrial Engineering, associate professor
  • Seyedamirabbas (Amir) Mousavian, Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, doctoral candidate
  • William (Bill) Taylor, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, executive director and Mercedes-Benz US International, former CEO
  • Janis P. Terpenny, Iowa State University’s Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, department chair and Joseph Walkup professor

 


Last Updated: 11/5/18 1:49 PM