Seminar Series

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Seminar Series exposes graduate students to current research and applications of industrial and systems engineering. Held every semester, 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.

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

We are always looking for engaging speakers who are willing to share their industrial engineering experience with graduate students. If you would like to be a speaker or are interested in sponsoring the series, please send an email to Dr. Jorge Valenzuela at valenjo@auburn.edu.

Last Updated: Dec 03, 2014