Published: Jun 22, 2009 9:25:00 AM
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Alice Smith, chair of Auburn University's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been elected to serve the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) as secretary and chair-elect for 2009-2010. The CIEADH is an organization whose members work with accredited industrial engineering-related programs. The council's purpose is to discuss industrial engineering education, curriculum, accreditation, student activities, research and faculty development, as well as make recommendations to the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).
Smith joined Auburn's industrial and systems engineering faculty as professor and chair in 1999. She holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Rice University, a master's degree in business administration from Saint Louis University and a doctoral degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Her research interests include modeling, analysis and optimization of complex manufacturing and engineering design systems. She focuses on areas such as manufacturing process control, advanced materials microstructure, design for reliability, facilities design and economic modeling.
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